European Commission, Framework Programme VI (FP6), Food Quality and Safety

Chill-On is a large integrated EC – FP6 project with over 30 participating institutions from Europe, China and South America. The CHILL-ON project researched and developed new approaches and concepts to improve the quality, safety, visibility and traceability of the chilled/frozen food supply chain.

WIT provided the modeling support for the project research activities. In particular the following models were developed:

  • Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) and Shelf life predictor (SLP)
  • Improvement of packaging design, transport and storage by using heat transfer modelling

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Temperature distribution over the outer surface of the pallet and on the product inside boxes (fish and ice) simulated for a certain step in a supply chain

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Comparison of predicted and measured CFU for Pseudomonas in poultry under dynamical temperature conditions for the Baranyi and Roberts and the Gompertz models

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Distribution of the population of Pseudomonas in poultry at 4°c at different times

 

For more information visit the project web site (http://www.chill-on.com/).