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Proactive biobased cheese packaging

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00799
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 2,378,439 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,484,450 EUR
Scientific Officer: Ciaran MANGAN
Research topic: 5.2. The integrated production and exploitation of biological materials for non-food uses

Abstract:
BIOPACK is a new concept in food packaging. It will involve new approaches such as the use of oxygen scavengers, preservatives encapsulated in cyclodextrins (CDs) incorporated into PLA (polylactic acid) and PHB (poly 3-hydroxybutyrate ) as active protective agents in this biobased system. In the first instance, this new proactive packaging will be targeted towards considerably improving the quality and safety of cheeses. The objective is to extend the shelf-life of cheeses from 2-3 months to 9 months. BIOPACK will aim to be cost-competitive and a successful concept could help to expand the market for hard and very hard cheeses considerably, especially through providing a new packaging which makes increased exports from Europe possible. This could be of major economic benefit to cheese producers directly and farmers indirectly in many regions of Europe. The BIOPACK principles will also be exploitable for the packaging of other foods.


Coordinator
Grete BERTELSEN
The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University
Frederiksberg
DENMARK
Tel.: +45 35283212
Fax: +45 35283190
E-mail: grb@kvl.dk


Partners
  Henrik Skou PEDERSEN
Arla Foods Amba
Viby J
DENMARK
Tel.: +45 87466770
Fax: +45 87466688
E-mail: Henrik.skou.pedersen@arlafoods.com
  Tom WEIDNER
Danapak A/S
Odense S
DENMARK
Tel.: +45 65480000
Fax: +45 66194616
E-mail: tw@danapak.dk
  Ib JOHANNSEN
RISOE National Laboratory
Roskilde
DENMARK
Tel.: +45 46774747
Fax: +45 46774791
E-mail: ibj@polymers.dk
  Raija AHVENAINEN
Technical Reseach Centre of Finland
Espoo
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 94565201
Fax: +358 94552103
E-mail: raija.ahvenainen@vtt.fi
  Jozsef SZEJTLI
CYCLOLAB CYCLODXTRIN Research and Development Laboratory Ltd.
Budapest
HUNGARY
Tel.: +36 1 2065136
Fax: +36 1 2065136
E-mail: cyclolab@cyclolab.hu
  Dan-Anders SOEDERGARD
HYCAIL BV
Noordhorn
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 594505769
Fax: +31 594506253
E-mail: sodergar@chem.rug.nl
  Bruno DE WILDE
Organic Waste Systems
Gent
BELGIUM
Tel.: +32 9 233 02 04
Fax: +32 9 233 28 25
E-mail: bruno.dewilde@ows.be