Projects

Live Projects

Innovate UK, 'Reduction of Fats, salts and Sugars and the Increase of Fibre in Premium Snacking Products.' PI for UoL: B. Daramola; CoPI: M. Lancaster; Partners: Kettle Foods (Lead organisation) & Frutarom Ltd. £196K, Project starts October 2016.

Food Standards Agency (FSA), 'Exploration of the potential for technology to support agency objectives in meat operations.' PI for UoL: B. Daramola; PIs for FRPERC: C. James, G. Purnell, S. James (Grimsby Institute); £57K, 2016.

Innovate UK, ‘‘Advanced Cooking & Cooling Technology’’ (ACCT) PI for UoL: M. Swainson.  The project aims to study the effects of rapid cooling technology on sauces, soups and their associated vegetable, fruit and meat ingredients. Via this work a flexible and efficient production system will be created, integrating the new rapid cooking and cooling technologies.  Industry Partners: OAL Group (lead organisation), BOC Linde Group, Iceland Manufacturing Ltd). 

Innovate UK,  Early detection and biocontrol of prevalent diseases of mushrooms and potatoes. PI for UoL: B. Daramola; CoPI: T.Taylor; Partners: Monaghan Mushrooms (Lead organisation), Queens Belfast University, Potato Council, Roboscientific, Rationale Biopesticide Strategists.

Food Standards Agency, Evidence Gathering ‘‘Microbial Evaluation of Poultry and Pork Mechanically Separated Meat (MSM) Compare to Fresh Cuts of Meat, Meat preparations and Minced Meat Products ’’ CoPIs: C. James, S. James, G. Purnell (FRPERC) PI for UoL: B. Daramola (Industry Partners: Poultry and meat producers in the UK)

FP7, Manchester University consortium ‘‘PicknPack – Flexible robotic systems for automated adaptive packaging of fresh and processed food products’’.  (Partners: Manchester University, Wageningen University, Marks & Spencer, Marel, Danish Technological Institure, Lacquey BV and other partners)

Lincolnshire County Council (ERDF) ‘‘The Sustain Lincolnshire 2, Building Sustainable Sectors’’ PI for UoL: V. Braybrooks (Industry Partners: SME businesses in Lincolnshire’s Food and Engineering sectors)

Innovate UK, Nutrition for Life – Providing Safe and Healthy Foods ‘‘Advanced Mixing and Cooking Technologies (AMACT)’’ PI for UoL: M. Swainson (Industry Partners: OAL Group – Lead Organisation and food sector based manufacturing partners) Steam infusion

Innovate UK, Advancing Manufacturing through Automation ‘‘Food Industry Laser Mediated Sealing’’ (FILMS) PI for UoL: M. Swainson (Industry Partners: RU Robots Ltd - Lead Organisation, Marks and Spencer PLC, Bakkavor and Proseal UK Ltd)

Innovate UK, ‘‘Process, Packaging & Food Waste Reduction using Volatile Biomarker Monitoring ’’ PI for UoL: T. Taylor with B. Daramola (Industry Partners: Monaghan Mushroom Ltd – Lead Organisation, Potato Council, Produce World Group, Robo Scientific Ltd

Interreg North-West Europe, ‘‌‌Food Heroes: Improving resource efficiency through designing innovative solutions to reduce food waste’ 5.7m total budget.


Completed Projects

Innovate UK, Nutrition for Life, Feasibility Study ‘‘Development of a Quality Assurance CO2 Leak Detector for Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) ’’ PI for UoL: Mark Swainson (Industry Partner: Insignia Technologies – Lead Organisation) Status: Completed November 2014

Food Standards Agency, Evidence Gathering ‘‘Quality Risk Assessment to support Policy Decision on Partially Eviscerated (effile) Poultry Production’’ CoPIs: C. James, S. James, G. Purnell (FRPERC) PI for UoL: B. Daramola (Industry Partners: Effile poultry producers in France and handers in the UK) Status: Completed July 2014

Food Standards Agency, Evidence Gathering ‘‘Intification and Assessment of Microbial Contamination of Pumpkin and Sesame Seeds ’’ PI for UoL: B. Daramola Status: Completed July 2013

Lincolnshire County Council (ERDF) ‘‘Sustain Lincolnshire 2, Building Sustainable Sectors’’ PI for UoL: V. Braybrooks (Industry Partners: SME businesses in Lincolnshire’s Food and Engineering sectors

Innovate UK, Feasibility Study ‘‘The Rapid Measurement of Volatile Chemicals as the Quality Parameter in Mushroom Composting ’’ PI for UoL: T. Taylor with B.Daramola (Industry Partners: Tunnel Tech North Ltd – Lead Organisation, Jude Wilson) Status: Completed September 2014

Food Standards Agency, Evidence Gathering ‘‘Identification and Assessment of Microbial Contamination of Pumpkin and Sesame Seeds ’’ PI for UoL: B. Daramola Status: Completed July 2013
WRAP ‘‘Options for the Use of Quality Digestate in Horticulture and Other New Markets ’’ PI for UoL: D. Stainton Status: Completed July 2013

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