Con esta herramienta te facilitamos un acceso a todas las ofertas y demandas de tecnología europeas y a búsquedas de socios para participar en propuestas europeas de I+D publicadas en la red Enterprise Europe Network, pudiendo filtrar los resultados para facilitar las búsquedas más acordes con tus necesidades.

¿Quieres recibir estos listados de oportunidades de colaboración en tu correo de forma periódica y personalizada? Date de alta en nuestro Boletín

Para optimizar los resultados de la búsqueda, se recomienda utilizar términos en inglés.

Sistema de tratamiento de productos alimenticios con radiación para salud pública y agroindustria

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOIT20160204001
Publicado:
29/02/2016
Caducidad:
28/02/2017
Resumen:
Un centro de investigación italiano ha desarrollado un tratamiento de productos alimenticios con radiación que permite destruir insectos, moho, hongos y patógenos, causantes de enfermedades de origen alimentario o deterioro de los alimentos. La radiación permite obtener alimentos más seguros y evita su deterioro sin afectar al sabor, textura, aroma ni valores nutricionales. También puede utilizarse en dominios industriales, como esterilización de instrumentos quirúrgicos, eliminación de residuos de hospitales, reutilización de dispositivos médicos desechables, fabricación de productos farmacéuticos y descontaminación de aguas. El centro de investigación busca socios (fabricantes de equipos, laboratorios y clústeres agroindustriales) con el fin de adaptar el tratamiento a necesidades específicas.

Details

Tittle:
Irradiation treatment system for food in public health and agro-industry sectors
Summary:
An Italian research centre has implemented a food irradiation process which permits to destroy insects, molds, fungi, and pathogens that cause foodborne diseases or food spoilage. Irradiation makes food safer and spoilage resistant without compromising taste, texture, aroma, or nutritional values. Partnerships for adaptation to specific needs (equipment company, treatment laboratory, agro-industry cluster) are sought.
Description:
Food irradiation is the treatment of food by a certain type of low energy radiation. The process destroys insects, molds, fungi, and pathogens that cause foodborne diseases or food spoilage. Food irradiation involves exposing the food to a carefully controlled amount of ionizing radiation for an effective period of time. Irradiation makes food safer and spoilage resistant without compromising taste, texture, aroma, or nutritional values.
Packaged food is exposed to ionizing radiation in specially designed and shielded facilities.
The food is exposed to effective amounts of ionizing radiation so that pathogens, pests, and spoilage organisms can be destroyed. The organisms are destroyed by the electrons breaking the bonds, that hold the pathogen´s DNA together.
Damage to the DNA disables the organism´s ability to grow or multiply. The radiation dose to which a food is exposed is based on extensive research to ensure the destruction of pests and pathogens while at the same time preserving the wholesomeness of foods.
All sectors of food production can potentially benefit from the advantages, and only the interest of its operators can generate a will that lead to the creation of a treatment center.
The importance of interdisciplinary potential in the accelerators use is the key element, the creation of a center of radiation. The number of applications of particle accelerators in various areas of technology research and industry has now been shown to be very large. This interdisciplinary justifies the ambition to create a center that possesses the maximum versatility, therefore qualifying as a pilot project for specific achievements in the various fields of application, and not as a center with predetermined characterization, and modeling of specific purposes. Only in this way is it possible to convey in a single center disparate interests and diverse, but with plenty of room for overlap, and therefore, with good opportunities for exchange of information and expertise.
Current and potential domain of application: food preventing pathogenic infectious diseases, shelf-life extension.
Simultaneous use also in different industrial fields such as: Sterilization of medical-surgical devices, disposal of hospital waste, reuse of medical disposable devices, pharmaceutical manufacturing applications, water decontamination.
The Italian research centre is looking for partnerships for adaptation to specific needs (equipment company, treatment laboratory, agro-industry cluster) are sought.
Advantages and Innovations:
The main innovations and advantages, regarding main process and processed foods of agro-food sector, are as follows:
· Inhibition of sprouting in tubers and bulbs: potatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, herbs
· Disinfestation and disinfection (elimination parasites): cereals, pulses, freshand dried fruit, dried fish, fresh pork
· Induction of delayed ripening: fresh and dried fruits and vegetables
· Reduction of bacterial and fungal contaminants: meat, fish and other fresh food
· Extending the shelf life: fresh fish, vegetables, mushrooms, strawberries
· Reduction of mold: Flour, Bakery
· Elimination of pathogenic microorganisms: fish, seafood, shellfish, poultry meat
· Improvement of technological properties of food: grapes, vegetables
Stage of Development:
Under development/lab tested
IPs:
Secret Know-how

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
- Type of partner sought: Organization operating in the fields of equipment company, treatment laboratory, agro-industry company
- Specific area of activity of the partner: Food production, health and biological hazard
- Task to be performed by the partner sought: testing and adaptation to specific needs, expertise on Electron beam accelerator (productive process phase).

Client

Type and Size of Client:
R&D Institution
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
05003 Física
07001001 Maquinaria agrícola / tecnología