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Development of a new food smoking technology to reduce concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (benzpyrene) in smoked meat products – "Blue smoke"
Leader: Mārtiņš Zeps
Start date: 1.7.2020
End date: 31.12.2022


European Regional Development Fund project (No.
Operational Program: "Growth and Employment"
Specific Objective 1.1.1 "Improve research and innovation capacity and the ability of Latvian research institutions to attract external funding, by investing in human capital and infrastructure"
Activity "Support for applied research"

Leading partner: "LINDA-1" Ltd.
Leading partner contact person: Jānis Zandbergs

Cooperating partner: LSFRI Silava
Contact person of the cooperating partner: Mārtiņš Zeps

The aim of project: to acquire intellectual property rights and economic advantages, by developing a new food smoking technology based on recent scientific research that will consist of an automated smoking device and specially designed fuel which, utilizing a complex process, will ensure that throughout the food product smoking process, the smoke of the naturally burnt wood fuel will be produced and controlled in such a way that the smoked products will meet EC criteria in regard to the required benzpyrene concentration, while at the same time maintaining the product’s nutritional value and organoleptic properties.

Total budget: 617503,51 EUR

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