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SUstainablE Intervention technologies for controlling FOOD Safety and Stability – SUIT4FOOD

Total Budget: € 400,000
Consortium: 9 partners
Countries: 7
Duration: 1 Sep 2017 – 31 Aug 2020
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Background

Innovation in the food industry has been positioned as a societal challenge with high potential for sustainable competitiveness and growth. This requires the development and further application of technologies for a sustainable food chain; safe foods and healthy diets for all. Particularly, with increasing productivity in order to meet the demands of a growing population, but also with making the market more financially viable and attractive to the growth of new food businesses.
One of the key benefits the SUIT4FOOD projects aims to achieve, is the application and scaling-up of alternative food processes resulting in higher product quality and longer shelf-life, fewer lost sales, reduction in costs due to lower water and energy demands and consequently sustainable intensification.
Alternatives to current technologies are also important in support of the Common Agricultural Policy and the Bioeconomy Policy. Additionally, consumers should be informed about technological developments in food science and create the correct perceptions regarding their applications and impact to the final food products.

Objectives

The objective of this strategic partnership is to bring together teaching and industrial staff who are currently working on different aspects of food technologies, food safety, kinetic modelling, harmonisation of global food safety regulations and legislation, public engagement for food technology uptake, knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship development. This aims to achieve a more rounded student experience with an impact in employability of young adults.

Expected Impact

  • Train early stage researchers and engineers in the area of sustainable intervention technologies for controlling food safety and stability through a multilateral trans-European cooperation.
  • Develop sound Standard Operation Procedures ( SOP s), optimise alternative sustainable intervention technologies within food processes, transfer knowledge to industry which are of great importance to support food industry and food management (traceability, food safety).
  • Develop awareness of public engagement in food science development and provide the tools of entrepreneurship to the new generation of scientists.

Role of ILSI Europe

ILSI Europe’s role is to contribute to the entrepreneurship and public engagement trainings, organise student webinars and create a stand-alone free online course based on the project content and intensive training workshops.

For more detailed information, please contact Nevena Hristozova at NHristozova@ilsieurope.be