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Advanced solutions for assuring the overall authenticity and quality of olive oil

Objective

The OLEUM project will generate innovative, more effective and harmonized analytical solutions to detect and fight the most common and emerging frauds and to verify the overall quality of olive oils (OOs). By a core group of 20 partners from 15 countries OLEUM will undertake RESEARCH ACTIVITIES based on the development of IMPROVED and NEW ANALYTICAL METHODS by targeted and omics approaches with the aim: i) to detect new markers of the soft deodorization process; ii) to discover illegal blends between OOs and other vegetable oils; iii) to control OO quality (e.g. freshness); iv) to improve the organoleptic assessment with a Quantitative Panel Test, based on current official methods, and supported by tailored reference materials for better calibration of the sensory panels coupled with rapid screening tools to facilitate the work of the panelists. The most promising OLEUM solutions will be subjected to VALIDATION in conformity with internationally agreed standards by peer laboratories. OLEUM will recreate a realistic “deodorization scenario” by producing tailored, soft deodorized OOs by lab-scale and up-scaled pilot plants to apply analytical solutions to known samples. Substantial KNOWLEDGE and TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER activities will be envisaged to aid in implementation of: a) a web-based easily-accessible, scalable and constantly updated OLEUM DATABANK, containing all the information from OLEUM research and other reliable international sources, will be available for download data and spectra and to help achieve satisfactory harmonization of analytical approaches among control laboratories; b) the OLEUM NETWORK of relevant OOs stakeholders to maximize the impact of proposed analytical solutions. Finally, a robust dissemination strategy by the OLEUM project aimed at effectively sharing results with all stakeholders in the OO supply chain has the potential to improve consumer and market confidence, and preserve the image of OOs on a global scale.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 950 375

Participants (22)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 606 068,49
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 406 562,50
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
FERA SCIENCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 289 661,64
Address
30 Berners Street
W1T 3LR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 287 500
Address
Via Palladio 8
33100 Udine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT DES CORPS GRAS
France
EU contribution
€ 284 050
Address
Rue Gaspard Monge 11 Parc Industriel
33610 Canejan
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 249 250
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROFINS ANALYTIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 301 312,50
Address
Neulander Kamp 1
21079 Hambourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 171 776
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 223 275
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
STICHTING EFFOST
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 192 109,88
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 9 A
6709 PA Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
LABLICATE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 312,50
Address
Martin-luther-king-platz 6
20146 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERZA NA PRIMORSKEM UNIVERSITA DEL LITORALE

Participation ended

Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 4 365,59
Address
Titov Trg 4
6000 Koper
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NESTEC SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenue Nestle 55
1800 Vevey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SVEUCILISTE U RIJECI, MEDICINSKI FAKULTET

Participation ended

Croatia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Brace Branchetta 20
51000 Rijeka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ULUSAL ZEYTIN VE ZEYTINYAGI KONSEYIBASKANLIGINA
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 40 393,75
Address
Anadolu Caddesi 40, Tepekule Kongre D 509 Bayrakh
35010 Izmir
Activity type
Other
SMART ASSAYS BIOTECHNOLOGIES LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 92 250
Address
3Rd Pihas Sapir
7414003 Nes Ziona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 68 453,13
Address
Godoy Cruz 2290
C1425FQB Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHINA NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND FERMENTATION INDUSTRIESCO LTD
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Xiaoyun Lu Road 32 Chaoyand District
100027 Beijing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT ZA POLJOPRIVREDU I TURIZAM USTANOVA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 73 741
Address
Karla Huguesa 8
52440 Porec
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZNANSTVENO-RAZISKOVALNO SREDISCE KOPER
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 112 673,80
Address
Garibaldijeva Ulica 1
6000 Koper
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 103 730,09
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments