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Impeding neo-formed contaminants accumulation to reduce their health effects

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 516415

  • Start date

    2 January 2006

  • End date

    1 July 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 961 060

  • EU contribution

    € 2 014 562

Coordinated by:

ASSOCIATION DE COORDINATION TECHNIQUE POUR L'INDUSTRIE AGROALIMENTAIRE

France

Objective

Heat treatment of foods is a key process in the agro-food industry; it mainly results in the development of a large range of flavours and tastes through the Maillard reaction. However, some of these Maillard products called Neo-Formed Contaminants are currently suspected to have deleterious health effects. The recent discovery of neo-formed acrylamide in a variety of fried and baked foods has highlighted the fact that agro-food enterprises and especially SMEs are poorly prepared to face this emerging issue. Because of a lack of knowledge and inappropriate analytical and technological tools, SMEs are presently not able to control the impact of the different steps of the process on the NFC level.

In this context, the ICARE project is dedicated to:
- Reinforce the technological basis of the agro-food sector in order to understand and control NFC formation in industrial foodstuffs;
- Develop a rapid and cost-effective analytical method in order to enable SMEs to monitor the NFC level all along the production line
- Increase the knowledge base of SMEs by providing them a customized training
- Perform pre-normative research in order to provide EU regulatory authorities with a fast method for NFC quantification & a data base of NFC levels in food and their impact on health.

ICARE will provide European agro food SMEs with appropriate means to produce foods with reduced NFC rate and valorise such added-value products: guidelines of manufacturers' practices, alternative solutions to heat treatments, analytical methods to control the process and quantify the NFC levels, related training for lAGs and SMEs, clinical data and economical studies providing elements to implement a communication strategy toward consumers. The proposed 3-years project will bring together 5 European lAGs representing 9200 SMEs that will be highly responsible for the training and dissemination activities, 14 SMEs and 7 RTDs.

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ASSOCIATION DE COORDINATION TECHNIQUE POUR L'INDUSTRIE AGROALIMENTAIRE

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France

Participants (28)

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES INDUSTRIES ALIMENTAIRES

France

FEDERALIMENTARE SERVIZI SRL

Italy

POTRAVINARKA KOMORA CR / FEDERACE VYROBCU POTRAVIN, NAPOJU A ZPRACOVATELU ZEMEDELSKE PRODUKCE

Czechia

FEDERACION ESPANOLA INDUSTRIAS DE ALIMENTACION Y BEBIDAS

Spain

FEDERACAO DAS INDUSTRIAS PORTUGUESAS AGRO ALIMENTARES

Portugal

BAGETA GOTTSCHALL

Slovakia

EMMEPIEMME SRL

Italy

LABEL VIE S.A.

France

SAIREM SOCIETE POUR L'APPLICATION INDUSTRIELLE DE LA RECHERCHE EN ELECTRONIQUE ET MICRO ONDES

France

LAITERIE DE MONTAIGU - SAS SABOURIN

France

UNION DES COOPERATIVES AGRICOLES LAITIERES DE VILLEFRANCHE SUR SAONE ET SES ENVIRONS

France

JOGIAFRA SRL

Italy

LEBON

France

SARL HUILES CAUVIN

France

APERITIVOS MEDINA 3 SL

Spain

PATATAS SAN JERONIMO SL

Spain

RUDOLF SRO

Czechia

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSANTALT FUER LEBENSMITTELCHEMIE

Germany

ASSOCIATION DE GESTION DE L'INSTITUT SUPERIEUR D'AGRICULTURE DE BEAUVAIS

France

SLOVENSKA ZDRAVOTNICKA UNIVERZITA

Slovakia

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

ARGONIX SPRL

Belgium

PROGEOTECH S.R.L.

Italy

INDUSTRIA RODRIGUEZ SA

Spain

VITAGERMINE

France

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES ET INDUSTRIES DU VIVANT ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT

France

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEUR DES INDUSTRIES AGRICOLE ET ALIMENTAIRES

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 516415

  • Start date

    2 January 2006

  • End date

    1 July 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 961 060

  • EU contribution

    € 2 014 562

Coordinated by:

ASSOCIATION DE COORDINATION TECHNIQUE POUR L'INDUSTRIE AGROALIMENTAIRE

France