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Sustainable Cleaning and Disinfection in Fresh-Cut Food Industries

Objective

SUSCLEAN will contribute to the development and implementation of a new generation of environment-friendly equipment sanitation and food product decontamination technologies ensuring food safety. Susclean is focused on minimally-processed vegetables (MPV) i.e. vegetables physically altered from their original form by slicing and cutting but remaining in a fresh state. We will develop knowledge, methods and tools aimed to; a) design new decontamination approaches for MPV and sanitation strategies for their processing equipment along the supply chain; b) propose guidance and recommendations to renew the best available processing techniques (BAT); c) consider the impact of sanitation and decontamination strategies in line with the Directive on Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC) 2008/1/CE, and d) improve the hygienic design of equipment for the fresh-cut product industry.
The hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) method will be carried out from post-harvest to processing, taking into account shelf-life after packaging. For each critical point considered, we will study the microbial colonisation patterns, improve the equipment geometry and surface features, and propose innovative and/or optimised current sanitation and decontamination strategies. This will lead to holistic cleaning and disinfecting strategies combining the design of alternative equipment geometries and surfaces (preventive), proposals for innovative cleaning techniques (curative) and application of alternative disinfecting agents (remediation).
These achievements will lead to reduction of the use of water and chemicals (chlorine) up to 20-50%, whilst ensuring food safety, sustainable practices and preserving fresh-cut food European quality and competitiveness. A well-balanced partnership has been built with research institutes and industries (SMEs and one end-user large corporation). 40% of the budget will be devoted to SMEs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/root crop
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 454 786,32
Administrative Contact
Thierry Bénézech (Dr.)

Participants (21)

AINIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 125
Address
Calle Benjamin Franklin 5-11 Valencia Parc Tecnologic
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Javier Llusar (Mr.)
Campden BRI Magyarorszag Nonprofit Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 120 444
Address
Haller U 2
1096 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sebok Andras (Dr.)
Campden BRI
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 93 000
Address
Station Road
GL55 6LD Chipping Campden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
John Holah (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 88 911,04
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 188 864,21
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eelco Franz (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 999,60
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Augustin (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 214 880
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luis Melo (Prof.)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 210 000,22
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bao Diep (Dr.)
ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE LA RECHERCHE APPLIQUEE AUX INDUSTRIES AGRO-ALIMENTAIRES DES REGIONS DU NORD
France
EU contribution
€ 12 644,40
Address
Rue Jacquart Zi Est
62217 Tilloy Les Mofflaines
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Chene Christine (Dr.)
INNOSIEVE DIAGNOSTICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 974
Address
Celsiuslaan 5
5251 ZB Vlijmen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Klerks (Dr.)
JUERGEN LOEHRKE WASSERAUFBEREITUNG DOSSIER UND ELEKTROANLAGEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 78 000,30
Address
Siemser Landstrasse 127
23569 Luebeck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Löhrke (Mr.)
REALCO
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 150 087,60
Address
Avenue Albert Einstein 15
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gauthier Boels (Mr.)
ADRIA DEVELOPPEMENT (ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT, LA RECHERCHE ET L'INNOVATION AGROALIMENTAIRES)
France
EU contribution
€ 113 944,50
Address
Z.a. Créac'h Gwen
29196 Quimper
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florence Postollec (Dr.)
FREEZE AGRO INGENIERIE SARL

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 11 376,41
Address
Kerhamon 4
29800 Landerneau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurent Lelez (Mr.)
TOP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 137 998
Address
Agro Business Park 10
6708 PW Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dick Stegeman (Dr.)
AD NUCLEIS
France
EU contribution
€ 122 647,50
Address
Chemin Des Mouilles 30
69290 Grezieu-la-varenne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yannick Lequette (Dr.)
Modern Water Services Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 708
Address
Old Portsmouth Rd Bramley House
GU3 1LR Guildford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Victoria Gray (Dr.)
SINAPTEC
France
EU contribution
€ 78 000
Address
Avenue Pierre & Marie Curie 7
59260 Lezennes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pascal Tierce (Mr.)
ACTALIA ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 129 559,20
Address
310, Rue Popielujko
50000 Saint Lo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernard Picoche (Dr.)
IBERIAN SALADS AGRICULTURA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 30 419,05
Address
Quinta Dos Cativos Boavista Dos
7630 133 Odemira
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jason Cassar De Sain (Mr.)
LE LEZ PROCESS SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 66 622,65
Address
Z.a. De Bel Air
29450 Sizun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexandra L'haridon (Mrs.)