SHEALTHY - Non-Thermal physical technologies to preserve fresh and minimally processed fruit and vegetables

SHEALTHY project aims to assess and develop an optimal combination of non-thermal sanitization, preservation and stabilization methods to improve the safety (inactivation of pathogens and spoilage microorganisms), while preserving the nutritional quality (up to 30%) and prolonging the shelf-life (up to 50%) of F&V products. By combining and modulating non-thermal technologies with minimally processing operation, SHEALTHY’s approach will be able to finally meet the increasing demand for today’s consumer related to healthy food. Sustainable and flexible processing methods will be transferred and adapted to the need of local F&V micro and SMEs, interconnecting primary producers through novel cooperative business models and new logistics systems, to enhance the traceability and authenticity of raw materials along the F&V value chain meeting on one hand new consumer demands and on the other hand boosting the competitiveness of F&V micro and SMEs around EU.

Our Role

  • Coordination

    ENCO is the project coordinator, managing and supervising the whole consortium activities

  • Exploitation

    ENCO is the leader of the exploitation activities, ensuring the replicability of the results beyond the project

  • IPR management

    ENCO is in charge of the IPR management, ensuring the appropriate protection of the results generated during the project activities

Project Details

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  • Funding programme


  • Budget

    € 6.955.758,74

  • Project Duration

    48 months

  • Start Date

    May 2018