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Typical food products in europe : consumer preference and objective assessment

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK1-CT-2002-02225

  • Start date

    1 January 2003

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 507 211

  • EU contribution

    € 1 679 890

Coordinated by:

ECOLE NATIONALE D'INGÉNIEURS DES TRAVAUX AGRICOLES DE CLERMONT-FERRAND

France

Objective

Consumers have lost trust in certain foods as a consequence of recent contamination events. Typicality is part of the Designation of Origin (PDO / Pillages) concept developed in the EU and a likely route to regain consumers' trust. It guarantees some organoleptic qualities and implies particular properties which may help to reduce consumers' risk perception by reinforcing intelligibletraceability. EU consumers will use consumer science and marketing approaches to identify the essential characteristics of typical food products from the consumers' viewpoint, and to determine the factors that motivate preference of these products. Objective qualities of typical food products will be assessed by sensory and chemical analysis and related to the consumers' perceived attributes. This multi-disciplinary approach will provide input for recommendations of strategies to construct typicality along the food chain.

Coordinator

ECOLE NATIONALE D'INGÉNIEURS DES TRAVAUX AGRICOLES DE CLERMONT-FERRAND

Address

Site Marmilhat Sud
63370 Lempdes

France

Participants (9)

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF GEMBLOUX

Belgium

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIA DE ARAGON

Spain

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

DIENSTLEISTUNGSZENTRUM LAENDLICHER RAUM (DLR) RHEINPFALZ

Germany

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE AGRONOMIQUE DE MONTPELLIER

France

INSTITUTE OF FOOD RESEARCH

United Kingdom

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)

France

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH

Germany

Université de Montpellier I

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK1-CT-2002-02225

  • Start date

    1 January 2003

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 507 211

  • EU contribution

    € 1 679 890

Coordinated by:

ECOLE NATIONALE D'INGÉNIEURS DES TRAVAUX AGRICOLES DE CLERMONT-FERRAND

France