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Deployment of high pressure and temperature food processing for sustainable, safe and nutritious foods with fresh-like quality

Deployment of high pressure and temperature food processing for sustainable, safe and nutritious foods with fresh-like quality

Objective

High pressure and temperature (HPT) processing is a candidate technology for commercial food processing to obtain safer, high quality food products with extended shelf life, both chilled and shelf stable. Although it is accepted that HPT is environmentally friendly and can help to retain the fresh-like characteristics of foods better than conventional and other novel treatments, it has not yet been scaled-up and fully implemented into the food industry due to two major reasons:
• The lack of knowledge on the inactivation mechanisms and decision making tools enabling food industry to apply and control suitable treatments. In addition, its added value (best quality product) compared to current treatments must be demonstrated
• The unavailability of suitable industrial equipment and process parameters control tools.
HIPSTER addresses the main barriers preventing the first market introduction and full deployment of HPT. The overall objective of the project is to develop and demonstrate fit for use knowledge, tools and industrial equipments in order to effectively implement this milder processing technology in the food industry. Specific objectives:
- Development of affordable equipment at industrial scale suitable for the implementation of high pressure-temperature (HPT) processing
- Definition of minimum process variables by means of the evaluation of microbiological risks for the main pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms of concern. A public database containing microbial kinetic parameters, determined under well-defined processing conditions will be generated. The database will include new knowledge and data already available.
- Verification and validation of the solutions in an industrial environment, including compliance with legal requirements, economic feasibility, and sustainability
HIPSTER will be implemented by an industry-driven consortium comprising 5 industries (both technology providers and end-users) and 4 RTD organisations.

Coordinator

CENTRO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA Y SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA

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Carretera Na-134 Km 50
31570 San AdriÁN

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 437 300

Participants (8)

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METRONICS TECHNOLOGIES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 379 589,75

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 203 250

TOP BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 249 922,75

INDUSTRIAS ALIMENTARIAS DE NAVARRA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 134 312,50

Marfo B.V

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 60 375

ACTALIA ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 100 303,75

YOURIS.COM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 113 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 635643

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2015

  • End date

    30 November 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 332 157,32

  • EU contribution

    € 1 978 928,75

Coordinated by:

CENTRO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA Y SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA

Spain