Project partner #12
NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION: CNR-ISPA, National Research Council – Institute of Science of Food Production
MAIN CONTACT FOR GoJELLY: Antonella Leone, email@example.com
ADDRESS: CNR-ISPA, ECOTEKNE, Via Prov.le Lecce-Monteroni – 73100 – Lecce, Italy
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANIZATION
National Research Council (CNR) founded in 1923, is the largest and oldest Italian public research body, supervised by the Ministry of Education Universities and Research, performing multidisciplinary activities in their 7 Departments and about 100 Institutes. Among them, CNR-ISPA with its 5 territorial units and about 150 researchers/technicians, is internationally recognized in the fields of research, innovation and technology transfer to national and international SME and Large Enterprises. CNR-ISPA mission is focused on improvement of food quality and safety, through multidisciplinary and innovative approaches, by using biotechnologies and innovative technologies, advanced diagnostic and sustainable production systems. Focus topics are probiotics, functional foods and novel foods.
COMPETENCES AND INVOLVEMENT in GoJelly
CNR-ISPA is involved in developing human food products from jellyfish biomasses, according with the European laws on novel foods, considering ecological, safety, nutrition, legal, economic, social and public acceptance issues. This will be done throught:
- Development and validation at lab scale new handling and processing methodologies able to preserve the jellyfish features useful for food uses, avoiding endogenous (toxins, microbial pathogens, heavy metals) or processing-related risks, or decline in product quality.
- Development and validation of the jellyfish processing methodologies at pilot scale in collaboration with the food company Sanpietro
- Get insight in the nutraceutical value of jellyfish or jellyfish derived compounds, to validate it as human health promoting food