APIFRESH

"Developing European standards for bee pollen and royal jelly: quality, safety and authenticity"

 Coordinatore TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL 

 Organization address address: CALLE MIGUEL VILLANUEVA 2 6 PISO PUERTA 3
city: LOGRONO
postcode: 26001

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Alfredo
Cognome: Sanchez
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 91 417 04 57
Fax: +34 91 556 34 15

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Spain [ES]
 Totale costo 2˙106˙682 €
 EC contributo 1˙674˙127 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2008-2
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME-AG
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-07-01   -   2013-06-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL

 Organization address address: CALLE MIGUEL VILLANUEVA 2 6 PISO PUERTA 3
city: LOGRONO
postcode: 26001

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Alfredo
Cognome: Sanchez
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 91 417 04 57
Fax: +34 91 556 34 15

ES (LOGRONO) coordinator 53˙760.00
2    ALTIPARMAK GIDA SANAYI VE TICARET KOLLEKTIF SIRKETI OZEN-OZGUR

 Organization address address: "Cekmekoy, Cavusbasi Cad. , Umraniye 70"
city: Istanbul
postcode: 34782

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Asli El?f
Cognome: Sunay
Email: send email
Telefono: +90 216 641 20 20
Fax: +90 216 641 30 30

TR (Istanbul) participant 347˙809.50
3    PARCO TECNOLOGICO PADANO S.R.L.

 Organization address address: Via Einstein - Localita Cascina Codazza
city: LODI
postcode: 26900

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Gianluca
Cognome: Carenzo
Email: send email
Telefono: 3907090000000
Fax: 3903710000000

IT (LODI) participant 325˙425.75
4 Explotaciones apicolas campomiel s.c. ES participant 295˙379.25
5    Federacao Nacional dos Apicultores de Portugal

 Organization address city: Lisboa
postcode: 1549-012 LISBOA

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: João Diogo
Cognome: Guanilho De Freitas Casaca
Email: send email
Telefono: 351920000000
Fax: +351 217 166 123

PT (Lisboa) participant 262˙259.34
6    Orszagos Magyar Meheszeti Egyesulet

 Organization address address: Viola ut 50
city: Budapest
postcode: 1094

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Zsolt
Cognome: Lászlóffy
Email: send email
Telefono: 36306351272
Fax: 3612160015

HU (Budapest) participant 250˙325.75
7    CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NACIONAL DE LA CONSERVA Y ALIMENTACION

 Organization address address: CONCORDIA
city: MOLINA DE SEGURA
postcode: 30500

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jose Antonio
Cognome: Gabaldon Hernandez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34968389011
Fax: +34968 613401

ES (MOLINA DE SEGURA) participant 49˙416.75
8    Junta de Castilla la Mancha - Consejeria de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural

 Organization address city: Toledo
postcode: 45071

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Angel
Cognome: Sanz
Email: send email
Telefono: 34949250026
Fax: 34949250176

ES (Toledo) participant 32˙800.00
9    TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

 Organization address address: Ataturk Bulvari 221
city: ANKARA
postcode: 6100

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ay?em
Cognome: Batur
Email: send email
Telefono: +90 262 677 3276
Fax: +90 262 641 2309

TR (ANKARA) participant 26˙800.00
10    EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION EWIV

 Organization address address: HAUPTSTRASSE 67
city: OPPENAU SCHWARZWALD
postcode: 77728

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Walter
Cognome: Haefeker
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 7804 520
Fax: +49 7804 2287

DE (OPPENAU SCHWARZWALD) participant 23˙271.25
11    UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

 Organization address address: AVENIDA DE SENECA 2
city: MADRID
postcode: 28040

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Maribel
Cognome: Rodríguez Villa
Email: send email
Telefono: 34913946376
Fax: 34913946382

ES (MADRID) participant 6˙880.00

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lack    quality    guides    beekeepers    sensory    standard    criteria    addition    origin    international    beekeeping    bee    royal    pollen    compounds    authenticity    countries    honey    chemical    competitiveness    lower    standards    market    apifresh    industry    jelly    health   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The competitiveness of the European beekeeping sector is progressively falling due to the reduction of beekeepers’ production as a direct consequence of decrease in bee population, implying lower economies of scale, underutilised resources and higher relative production costs. In addition, beekeeping products produced in countries with much lower quality standards, even sometimes adulterated with substitutes and complemented with sweetening products, are gaining market share in Europe through an unfair competition. In addition, there is a current lack of standards at European (and international) level for certain bee products like pollen and royal jelly. This means that it is possible to find in the market products under these labels without any control of quality and authenticity, and the risks it may imply for both the consumer and the SMEs of the sector. Few countries in Europe have some guidelines or regional standards for other products than honey, but broad standardization is missing. Therefore, the objectives of this project are threefold: (a) To develop European standards for bee pollen and royal jelly (b) Establishment of the health relevant criteria for pollen and royal jelly (c) The development of an unerring methodology for the determination of pollen and honey origin authenticity Claims made by several European Associations of beekeepers about the lack of quality controls in both marketed pollen and royal jelly for human consumption give rise to the developing of such standards. The standards and methodologies that will be developed in this project could lay the foundations of future European regulations. Research and development activities will include analytical methods to determine sensory properties, microbiologic load and chemical composition of mentioned products and methods of melissopalynology.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

A recent project has supported the beekeeping industry in Europe by proposing new health and quality standards for pollen and royal jelly products.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

The European beekeeping industry is facing a myriad of threats to its competitiveness. These include declining bee health, cheap and inferior international products, and a lack of standards for bee products like pollen and royal jelly.

To address some of these problems, the EU-funded 'Developing European standards for bee pollen and royal jelly: Quality, safety and authenticity' (http://www.apifresh.eu (APIFRESH)) project undertook reformation of the industry by developing Europe-wide standards for these products.

The project focussed on three aspects: authenticity of bee products; chemical, microbiological and sensory standard criteria; and health-enhancing compounds. This research was collated into a number of tools, reports and guides for bee industry stakeholders.

A quality standard proposal was also completed for both pollen and royal jelly. These proposals covered the required physicochemical properties, as well as the methods to analyse these properties.

APIFRESH produced best practice guides for harvesting and analysing pollen and royal jelly. Further, a manual of health-enhancing compounds present in the products was compiled.

Lastly, the project developed a computer vision method to identify the plant species and geographical origin of pollen and royal jelly. This was incorporated into a decision support tool to help farmers and distributors verify the source of their products.

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