FOX: Sustainable food processing in a box for health and trust in the food chain - Horizon 2020 project

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European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme

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 Participating organisations:

  • DIL Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e. V. (DE)
  • Nutrition Institute (SI)
  • Many other partners from different countries

Short project description:

When thinking of food production, the image of big factories, come to mind. But imagine that a small box much closer to your home can do the same thing? FOX – Food processing in a Box – is a project that aims to develop exactly that; transforming large-scale technologies for the processing of fruits and vegetables, to small, flexible and mobile units in your neighbourhood!

FOX stimulates short food supply chains for fruit and vegetables by applying small innovative mild processing technologies. The approach creates business opportunities for regional hubs and provides qualitative processed foods to be indulged by the local community. The innovative processing solutions are flexible, resource-efficient, and based on seasonality and demand. It considers the expectations of farmers and small food businesses, looks at the technical and economic feasibility, and takes into account the needs of the food chain and consumers. Consumers will be actively involved in the development of new products and new business options for sustainable consumption.

FOX is a unique collaboration between universities, research institutions, small to medium enterprises, industries and associations, who are extremely grateful for the financial support of 7 million Euro from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. The project lasts for 4,5 years (June 2019- November 2023).

More information:

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Nutrition institute is engaged in research and education in the field of nutrition and advising the food industry in the formulation and labeling of foods. In the scope of the institute, research group Healthy Nutrition is established, which performs research on food and nutrition.