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Detection and prevention of adulteration on the eu fruit juice market by investigation of the isotopic and compositional profile of minor components (PURE JUICE)

Objective

The fruit juice market is an important and growing sector of the European food industry. Problems of fruit juice fraud negatively influence market growth as damage consumer confidence. The project will address the detection and prevention of fruit juice adulteration by developing a number of specific methods based on stable isotope analyses, on the one hand, and high performance chromatography, on the other. A European consortium of major analytical laboratories from six different Member States will target specific authentication issues such as detection of added sugar, added acid, added Vitamin C, presence of undeclared fruit types, and the use of non-permitted technological processes. The outcome, a set of validated experimental methodologies will constitute powerful tools for customs and control laboratories in Europe.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SCHUTZGEMEINSCHAFT DER FRUCHTSAFT-INDUSTRIE E.V.
Address
Am Hahnenbusch 14 B
55268 Nieder-olm
Germany

Participants (6)

DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
Address
Sand Hutton
YO41 1LZ York
EUROFINS SCIENTIFIC ANALYTICS
France
Address
Rue Pierre Adolphe Bobierre Site De La Geraudiere
44323 Nantes
GESELLSCHAFT FUER LEBENSMITTELFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
Landgrafenstrasse 16
10787 Berlin
ISOLAB GMBH LABORATORIUM FUER STABILISOTOPENANALYTIK
Germany
Address
Carl-zeiss-strasse 16
30966 Hemmingen
ISTITUTO AGRARIO DI SAN MICHELE ALL'ADIGE
Italy
Address
1,Via Edmondo Mach 1
38010 San Michelle All'adige
MINISTERIO DE AGRICULTURA, PESCA Y ALIMENTACION
Spain
Address
Km 10.7,Carretera De La Coruna Km 10.3
28023 Madrid