Bio-protective cultures and bioactive extracts as sustainable combined strategies to improve the shelf-life of perishable Mediterranean food

Opis projekta
The BioProMedFood project focuses on investigating two innovative and sustainable concepts (bioactive components and bio-protective cultures) with objectives to increase efficiency of the food chain, to prolong shelf life of perishable Mediterranean food and to enhance food safety. Additionally, the proposal aims to add economic value to food processing by-products and reduce food wastes by using them as a resource of bioactive components with ability to improve the qualitative performances of Mediterranean foods. To prove this concept at TRL 5 level, the project aims at: i) extraction, purification and production of bioactive compounds from different matrices, important for Mediterranean economy and characterised by a great biodiversity potential (i.e. macro algae, process by-products from olive, grape and fruits) and demonstration of their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties in vitro ii) isolation and selection of functional bio-protective lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains from spontaneous artisanal fermented meats, characterisation of their inhibiting activity against foodborne pathogens and their fermentation performances in order to select bio-protective and improved functional starter cultures; iii) application of bioactive compounds and LAB isolates and their synergy in different food models, food packaging methods and in development of polymeric packaging material and evaluation of the necessary production technological parameters. This will enable the reduction of invasive physical treatments and synthetic preservatives, exploitation of Mediterranean microbial biodiversity and of its agro-food system by-products, implementing sustainable, low cost innovative solutions and optimizing biotechnological tools, able to reduce small-scale traditional production safety concerns, meeting the consumer demand for fresh and minimally processed foods by assuring most stringent safety parameters.


Šifra projekta
PRIMA programme project (Reference Number: 2019-SECTION2-4). The PRIMA programme is supported by the European Union H2020 programme and innovation programme

PRIMA Section 2. Call: Multi-topic 2019 Topic 2.3.1 Extending shelf-life of perishable Mediterranean food products by sustainable technologies and logistics and by optimized pest and microbial control Type of action: RIA

Vrsta projekta

Vrsta financiranja
Kompetitivno projektno financiranje

EK - Europska komisija

Detalji financiranja
 H2020 - Obzor 2020

Ukupan iznos financiranja projekta
831.641,00 HRK

Trajanje projekta
2020-03-02 - 2023-03-01

Ustanova - uloga
Sveučilište u Splitu - Nositelj (831.641,00 HRK)
Kemijsko-tehnološki fakultet, Split - Partner (90.911,00 HRK)
Hrvatski veterinarski institut, Zagreb - Partner (21.000,00 HRK)

Osoba - Ustanova - uloga [pocetak - zavrsetak]
Vida Šimat (MBZ: 288561, CROSBI: 24900) - Sveučilište u Splitu - Voditelj projekta [2020-03-02 - 2023-03-01]
Danijela Skroza (MBZ: 314352, CROSBI: 25532) - Kemijsko-tehnološki fakultet, Split - Suradnik [2020-03-02 - 2023-03-01]
Ivana Generalić Mekinić (MBZ: 298955, CROSBI: 24038) - Kemijsko-tehnološki fakultet, Split - Suradnik [2020-03-02 - 2023-03-01]
Mladen Boban (MBZ: 207836, CROSBI: 15610) - Sveučilište u Splitu - Suradnik [2020-03-02 - 2023-03-01]
Barbara Soldo (MBZ: 296332, CROSBI: 27022) - Sveučilište u Splitu - Suradnik [2020-03-02 - 2023-03-01]
Tanja Bogdanović (MBZ: 333375, CROSBI: 31047) - Hrvatski veterinarski institut, Zagreb - Suradnik [2020-03-02 - 2023-03-01]