Technical sheet

Designation of the project | PROJETOS DE I&DT EMPRESAS EM COPROMOÇÃO

Project code | POCI-01-0247-FEDER-017626

PIGS+CARE – Otimização da produção de carcaças pesadas de suíno de modo natural e zeloso sem recurso à castração, visando novos produtos cárneos sem resíduos e elevado valor acrescentado.

Main objective | OT1 – Reforçar a investigação, o desenvolvimento tecnológico e a inovação

Region of intervention | Norte e Centro

Beneficiary entity | CEVARGADO-ALIMENTOS COMPOSTOS LDA.

Copromotors:
PRIMOR CHARCUTARIA – PRIMA, S.A.
ICM – INDÚSTRIAS DE CARNES DO MINHO, S.A.
IPVC -INSTITUTO POLITÉCNICO DE VIANA DO CASTELO
IPC – INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE COIMBRA

Approval date | 02.09.2016

Start date | 01.01.2017

Date of the conclusion | 31.12.2019

Total eligible cost | 924.478,88 EUR

Financial support from the European Union | FEDER – 633.086,32 EUR

Goals:

– Introduce functional foods in the finishing diets that guarantee a substantial reduction of male odor, androstenone and escatol in fresh and processed pork meat and to investigate the effect of processing techniques on the perception of odor and taste.

– Introduce hygienic and animal welfare practices in accommodation and transport that attenuate the absorption and synthesis of male odor precursor compounds in fresh and processed pig meat and ascertain the effect of processing techniques on odor and taste perception.

– Form a sensory panel specialized in the detection of androstenone and escatol in fresh and processed pork meat.

E – To present a quality seal (+ CARE) that demonstrates practices associated with the reduction of male odor in meat that in parallel provide a higher degree of animal welfare, improve animal health and reduce the environmental impact of pig farming.

F – Gaining consumers of pork in very demanding markets in relation to animal welfare conditions and sensitive to the assumptions under study. Accomplish a consumer study.

Covered

New meat products with a physical-chemical protection through the application of an edible coating and other functional systems.