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Improving the quality of pork and pork products for the consumer: Development of an innovative, integrated, and sustainable food production chain of high quality pork products matching consumer demand

Objective

Quality of pork and pork products has become a complex and dynamic theme involving the total pork chain from fork-to-farm with a multitude of interacting aspects related to peoples demand as consumers, and the demands of people as citizens and producers for economic and environmental sustainability.

The European Unions self-sufficiency and leading position in the global market for pork and pork products is challenged by Brazil, China, USA and Canada. The need for developing innovative, integrated, and sustainable food production chains of high quality pork products matching consumer demands is being addressed by the present project, Q-PORKCHAINS.

The strategy of the project is to develop and test advanced and multi-disciplinary approaches for identification, characterisation, prediction, and control of the quality of pork and pork products in different stages of the pork chain in diverse production systems.

The project will in 6 RTD modules explore development potentials of different aspects of the pork chain: consumer and citizen behaviour and preferences; on-farm production systems; product development; integration and sustainability within the pork chain; new biology for quality control; and the development of prediction models for quality, safety and anima l welfare.

Furthermore, 3 horizontal modules include activities to ensure innovation through: active participation of SMEs and larger industries in pilot research and demonstration chains; dissemination of knowledge and technology through education and training from academic to vocational level and SME networking; and professional management of the consortium and its relations.

Q-PORKCHAINS is a highly multi-disciplinary and integrated project which will apply the latest advances in genomics and biology in a quality context defined by consumer and citizen preferences and will provide research results, innovation and breakthroughs that will strengthen the competitiveness of a sustainable European pork sector.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-FOOD-4-A
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Address
Noerregade 10
Copenhagen
Denmark

Participants (61)

UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS
Denmark
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus C
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS UNIVERSITÄT BONN
Germany
Address
Regina-pacis-weg 3
Bonn
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET (SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES)
Sweden
Address
Arrheniusplan 2C
7070 Uppsala
AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Iera Odos 75, Botanikos
Athens
UNIVERSITEIT GENT - GHENT UNIVERSITY
Belgium
Address
Sint-pietersnieuwstraat 25
Gent
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne
POLITECHNIKA LODZKA (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ)
Poland
Address
Zeromskiego 116
Lodz
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Ramiro De Maeztu, 7
Madrid
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE LASALLE BEAUVAIS
France
Address
Rue Pierre Waguet
PB 30313 Beauvais
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Yliopistonkatu 4
Helsinki
THE ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE
United Kingdom
Address
Royal College Street
London
INSTITUTE OF GENETICS AND ANIMAL BREEDING, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Jastrzebiec, Ul. Postepu 1
Wolka Kosowska
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
Dublin
DIPARTIMENTO DI ECONOMIA E POLITICA AGRARIA - UNIVERSIT DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Address
Via Universitá, 96
Portici
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
147 Rue De L'université
Paris
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTRIES
Spain
Address
Passeig De Gràcia, 44, 3A
Barcelona
TEAGASC
Ireland
Address
Teagasc Head Office, Oak Park
Carlow
NOFIMA MAT AS
Norway
Address
Oslovn.1
Aas
DANISH MEAT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
Maglegaardsvej 2
Roskilde
STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK, RIKILT - INSTITUTE OF FOOD SAFETY
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
230 Wageningen
GRENZÜBERSCHREITENDE INTEGRIERTE QUALITÄTSSICHERUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Emmericher Str. 24
Kleve
AGRO KETEN KENNIS
Netherlands
Address
Rompertsebaan 70
3060 'S-hertogenbosch
ZENTRALVERBAND DER DEUTSCHEN SCHWEINEPRODUKTION E.V.
Germany
Address
Adenauerallee 174
Bonn
ASSOCIATION OF MEAT PROCESSORS IN BULGARIA
Bulgaria
Address
13-19 Dukatska Planina Street
Sofia
INSTITUT DE LA FILIÈRE PROCINE
France
Address
149 Rue De Bercy
Paris
CHAMBRE RÉGIONALE D'AGRICULTURE DE BRETAGNE
France
Address
Technopole Atalante Champeaux, Rond Point Maurice Le Lannou
CS 74223 Rennes
DANISH CROWN AMBA
Denmark
Address
Marsvej 43
Randers
VION FRESH MEAT WEST B.V
Netherlands
Address
Boseind 10
Boxtel
NUTRECO NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Address
Veerstraat 38
220 Boxmeer
PIGCHAMP PRO EUROPA, S.A.
Spain
Address
Caretera San Rafael 42
Segovia
PIG IMPROVEMENT COMPANY UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
2, Kingston Business Park
Kingston Bagpuize
CASADEMONT S.A.
Spain
Address
Apartat 104
104 Girona
ESTEBAN ESPUÑA, S.A.
Spain
Address
Mestre Turina, 39-41
Olot (Girona)
GROUP GLON CYBELIA
France
Address
St Gérand
BP 61 Pontivy Cedex
ERZEUGERGEMEINSCHAFT FÜR SCHLACHTVIEH IM RAUM OSNABRÜCK EG
Germany
Address
Harderberger Weg 18
Georgsmarienhütte
FRANCE HYBRIDES S.A.
France
Address
100, Avenue Denis Papin
St Jean De Braye
CHAINFOOD B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Ijsselburcht 3
30102 Arnhem
QUALITYPE AG
Germany
Address
Moritzburger Weg 67
Dresden
NANJING AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
China
Address
No. 1 Weigang,
Nanjing
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
South Africa
Address
Lynwood Road, Hillcrest
Pretoria, 0002
FUNDACAO PARA PESQUISA E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA ADMINISTRACAO, CONTABILIDADE E ECONOMIA
Brazil
Address
Fundace - Av. Presidente Vargas, 2001 Conj. 121
2025 Ribeirao Preto-sp
INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
China
Address
2 Yuanmingyuan West Road
Beijing
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
2 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, Kansas
SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
United Kingdom
Address
West Mains Road
Edinburgh
HYGIENE- UND PRÜF GMBH
Germany
Address
Am Branden 6B
Vierkirchen
GESELLSCHAFT FÜR LEBENSMITTELSICHERHEIT MBH
Germany
Address
Steinbeisstr. 17
Ulm
VERDICT SYSTEMS BV
Netherlands
Address
Vierde Broekdijk 1
Aalten
BÄUERLICHE ERZEUGERGEMEINSCHAFT SCHWÄBISCH HALL W. V.
Germany
Address
Haller Straße 20
Wolpertshausen
D.DIDANGELOS BROS - N. EXARCHOS SA
Greece
Address
Agios Vissarios - Sofades
Karditsas
D. DIDANGELOS BROS, EL. AR. PAPASIKA LTD
Greece
Address
Koskinas
Palamas
DIDANGELOS IASON - GIANNAKOS ANDREAS GENERAL PARTNERSHIP
Greece
Address
Kyprou 4
Palamas
JAMONES SEGOVIA S. A.
Spain
Address
San Ignacio 6
Carbonero El Mayor
ITALCARNI SOCIETÀ COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA
Italy
Address
Via Per Guastalla 21/A-migliarina
Carpi (Mo)
LANDWIRTSCHAFTLICHER BERATUNGSDIENST SCHWÄBISCH HALL E.V.
Germany
Address
Haller Straße 20
Wolpertshausen
CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI ANIMALI SPA
Italy
Address
Corso Garibaldi, 42
Reggio Emilia
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM- UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA- DIPARTIMENTO FISICA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
Bologna
CENTRAL FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE (KÖZPONTI ÉLELMISZER-TUDOMÁNYI KUTATÓINTÉZET)
Hungary
Address
Herman Ottó Út 15
Budapest
R-BIOPHARM AG
Germany
Address
Landwehrstr. 54
Darmstadt
STAZIONE SPERIMENTALE PER L'INDUSTRIA DELLE CONSERVE ALIMENTARI
Italy
Address
Viale F. Tanara 31/A
286 Parma
UDDANNELSESCENTRET I ROSKILDE - SLAGTERISKOLEN THE DANISH MEAT TRADE COLLEGE
Denmark
Address
Maglegaardsvej 8
209 Roskilde