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Design and development of REAlistic food Models with well-characterised micro- and macro-structure and composition

Design and development of REAlistic food Models with well-characterised micro- and macro-structure and composition

Objective

DREAM a trans-disciplinary partnership involving two multinationals and nine countries will develop realistic, physical and mathematical, food models for use as standards to be exploited across all major food categories to facilitate development of common approaches to risk/benefit assessment and nutritional quality in food research and industry. These models will enhance knowledge on process-structure-property relationships from the molecular to macroscopic level and facilitate creation of generic food matrices with functional and nutritional properties based on tailored microstructure. To address as wide a range of food products as possible, 4 generic structure groups will be used representing plant-based foods; meat; dairy and bakery products; for each, the most relevant types of products will be selected using criteria including structural characteristics and industrial and societal needs, ensuring that benefits/risks, economic importance and sustainability are taken into consideration. The model development will be conducted in close collaboration with food manufacturers through a specification-based approach. The objective of the mathematical approach is to realise a complete dynamic description of food processing using an innovative strategy exploiting most recent advances in cognitive and complex system sciences to allow the generalised methodologies to be extended to other food products. Models and protocols developed within DREAM will be disseminated by expert partners via existing channels (EFFoST, ETP and national platforms, CIAA and national federations, EFSA, national regulatory bodies) to be used by scientists, SMEs and multinationals to improve nutritional quality and benefit-risk management of the food chain. The involvement of ETP Food for Life will ensure the approach is extended to all foods by 2015. Training for young members of DREAM will equip them with scientific and other complementary skills necessary for career development within the ERA.

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

Address

Rue De L'Universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 373 179

Administrative Contact

Monique Axelos (Dr.)

Participants (20)

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KOZPONTI ELELMISZER-TUDOMANYI KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary

INSTITUT TECHNIQUE DU LAIT ET DES PRODUITS LAITIERS

France

EU Contribution

€ 209 999

ADRIA DEVELOPPEMENT (ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT, LA RECHERCHE ET L'INNOVATION AGROALIMENTAIRES)

France

EU Contribution

€ 299 376

Campden BRI

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 319 639

Campden BRI Magyarorszag Nonprofit Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 254 302

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 355 196

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 395 961

INRA TRANSFERT S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 349 973

INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 203 706

ACTALIA ASSOCIATION

France

QUADRAM INSTITUTE BIOSCIENCE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 409 998

NEMZETI AGRARKUTATASI ES INNOVACIOSKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 121 848

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 199 999

Stichting Top Institute Food and Nutrition

Netherlands

SOREDAB SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 189 999

UNITED BISCUITS (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 262 749

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 389 999

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 508 538

NIZO FOOD RESEARCH BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 71 325

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 222654

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2009

  • End date

    31 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 521 333,20

  • EU contribution

    € 5 995 786

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

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