61st International Congress of Meat Science Technology

from 23rd to 28th August 2015 - Clermont-Ferrand (FRANCE)

The outline of the scientific program will address the position of meat in the world food supply, the determinism of consumer choices, production systems in relation to the environment, product qualities (safety, sensory and nutritional aspects) and the technologies to guarantee them.

Prof Theo de Kok from our Department of Toxicogenomics will present first results and outcomes of the PHYTOME FP7 EU research project PHYTOME (Phytochemicals to reduce nitrite in meat products).

The PHYTOME project (Phytochemicals to reduce nitrite in meat products) is a major EU co-funded research project that has started the first of December 2012 and aims to develop innovative meat products in which the food additive nitrite has been replaced by natural compounds originating from fruits and vegetables. These biologically active compounds, also referred to as phytochemicals, are known to contribute to improved gut health and are added to the meat as natural extracts.


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Posted on Jun 01, 2015