Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies (TFTAK) as an R&D company with extensive knowledge of food preservation and packaging solutions, is participating in an international project called “Increasing Food Literacy Competencies of Adults” – abbreviation FOODTR. The duration for the project is almost two years with an ending on 30th of October 2022. The partnership includes different universities and R&D centers from all over Europe and Turkey.
The partners are as it follows:
• General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (GDAR, Turkey)
• Bursa Buyuksehir Belediyesi Tarimas Bursa Hayvancilik Tarim Tic San AS (TARIM AS, Turkey)
•Bursa Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry (Bursa Il Tarim, Turkey)
• The National Technological Centre for the Food and Canning Industry (CTC, Spain)
• Széchenyi István University (SZE, Hungary)
• Bursa Technical University (BTU, Turkey)
The aim of FOODTR project is to provide innovative guides platform about food literacy for adults with low skills and competence to enhance their knowledge in food literacy. The knowledge of people will be enhanced with international cooperation. Participants will become more aware of food literacy while they are preparing their meals, making food selection and storing & packaging.
As an R&D company, TFTAK has years of knowledge and experience to help with finding the best packaging solutions, including selection of packaging materials and environments. We conduct food product shelf-life testing in real-life environments, as well as, accelerated shelf-life tests to get the predicted shelf-life in the quickest possible time. Therefore we are leading the Output 3 “Food Packaging and Storage Guide” in this project. The main goal of this guide is to explain to consumers and homemade food producers what are the basic aspects of proper packaging which influence both quality and safety of food. Packaging and storage technologies will be introduced to target groups.
The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Project web page: https://www.facebook.com/Foodtr-Project-106720321405379/