Food Processing for Health

Joint Action in pillar 2: Diet and Food Production

At the end of 2015, two projects were launched on the topic of the Joint Action ‘Food Processing for Health’ of the JPI HDHL in Research area 2, Diet and Food Production: LONGLIFE and ProHealth. The projects aim at innovative and scientific approaches to optimise food processing to better allow different foods contribute to or improve health. Both projects run for three years and started in March 2016. The total funded budget is about 2.5M€.  

LONGLIFE - Food Fermentations for Purpose: Health Promotion and Biopreservation


LONGLIFE’s goal is to deliver new knowledge on the fate and function of food constituents and determinants of bio-accessibility, bioavailability and efficacy of food ingredients to advance fermented functional food design. LONGLIFE will focus on innovative processing of the food substrates; milk, cereals, meat.  


The consortium consists of 7 partners from 6 countries (Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland and Romania). The partners are: Teagasc, University College Cork, University of Bologna, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, AgResearch Limited, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences and University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj Napoca. The LONGLIFE project management is under the responsibility of a coordination team: Catherine Stanton (IE) is the project coordinator.  



ProHealth - Innovative processing to preserve positive health effects in pelagic fish products  


ProHealth proposes to develop a comprehensive toolbox of optimized existing and novel technologies for developing healthy, high quality, safe and sustainable fish products from pelagic fish species.  


The consortium consists of 5 partners from 4 countries (Ireland, Italy, Norway and Poland). The partners are: Teagasc, University of Perugia, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture and National Marine Fisheries Research Institute Gdynia. The ProHealth project management is under the responsibility of a coordination team: Turid Rustad (NO) is the project coordinator.  


ProHealth will:

Download the factsheet of Longlife

Download the factsheet of ProHealth


Contact details of coordinators

Project coordinator LONGLIFE: Prof. Catherine Stanton,

Project coordinator ProHealth: Prof. Turid Rustad,  

Contact details of JPI HDHL Joint Action secretariat

JPI HDHL FP4H Secretariat: James Conway

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