Projectos I&D+I

GOOD HERBS - INTEGRATION OF GOOD PRACTICES AND NEW METHODS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF HERBS PROCESSING FOR FOOD AND FOOD SUPPLEMENTS

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To educate, train, inform and disseminate the latest/new scientific evidences, legislation in force, hygienic rules as well as the best manufacturing practices of herbs in order to ensure the quality, safety, nutritive and functional quality, useful for food and food supplements industries

Abstract

Medicinal and aromatic plants are offered in a wide variety of products on the market such us: plant extracts, traditional herbal medicines, pharmaceuticals, homeopathic, medicinal and herbal teas, dietary supplements, spices and culinary herbs, fragrances and perfumes, cosmetics and body care, food and beverage, food ingredients, aromas and essences/air wicks, colouring/dye agents, etc. The enormous demand in herbs results in a huge trade from local to international/European level. EU is the main market for pharmaceutical ingredients, and cover 36% of the global production of pharmaceutics.

The main objective of the project is to educate, train, inform and disseminate the latest/new scientific evidences, legislation in force, hygienic rules as well as the best manufacturing practices of herbs in order to ensure the quality, safety, nutritive and functional quality, useful for food and food supplements industries. In this way it will be increased the opportunities of professional development and improve the professional competence, cooperation and competitiveness.

The target groups envisaged are adult learners, VET students, professors, teachers, trainers and educational and administrative staff employed at participating organizations.

Keywords

Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, Education, Training, E-learning, Food Safety, Food Quality, European and International Market

Promoters/Partners

Escola Superior de Biotecnologia - Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portugal); IBA Bucharest (Romania) (coordinator); No Gravity (Slovakia); CTC - National Technological Centre for the Canning Industry (Spain); Catholic University of Murcia (Spain)

Financing ProgramExecution DateGlobal Budget
2014-1-RO01-KA200-0029022014-2016€ 36.178,33
ContactsEmailPhone
Eduardo Luís Cardosoecardoso@porto.ucp.pt+351 22 55 800 00

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