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SUSCLEAN program detailed

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Sustainable Cleaning and Disinfection in Fresh-Cut Food Industries


SUSCLEAN will contribute to the development and implementation of a new generation of environment-friendly equipment sanitation and food product decontamination technologies ensuring food safety.


3 years starting on 1st January 2012


INRA, represented by Dr. Thierry Bénézech        

EC contribution  

€ 3 million

Work packages


MPV microbial biodiversity and dynamics
Methods of identification of the microflora at laboratory / pilot plant scale
First consequences of alternative methods on physiology and genetic adaptation of microbes
Proposal of rapid methods to be used on industrial sites
Consequences of alternative methods on physiology and genetic adaptation of microbes and predictive models describing the microbial dynamics

Relevance of the first selection of surface modifications topography features and geometries
Pertinence of all the surface modifications topography features and geometries
Integration of all pertinent modifications in equipment design
Hygienic equipment design recommendations

Specification of applicable methods
Impact of alternative techniques on hygiene
Proposition of best alternative treatments and their impact on food quality

Proposition of an optimised solution to reduce water and chlorine
Proposition integrating the reducing of waste water, chlorine and alternative techniques
Final proposition integrating the reducing of waste water, chlorine and alternative techniques and their impacts on the food quality

Assessment of techniques and strategies as BAT
Inventory analysis of environmental benefits for emerging techniques and strategies

Dissemination plan – initial stage
Project website
Dissemination plan – mid-term update
Guidelines for sustainable cleaning and disinfection and cleaning-suited equipment
Dissemination plan – final update
Recommendations to the IPPC Guidelines for cleaning-suited equipment

Kick-off meeting minutes
Collaborative space
First annual meeting minutes
Second annual meeting minutes
Final General Assembly meeting minutes

ADRIA’s role  




ainia INRA VITACRESS Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid INRA Transfert Technische Universität Braunschweig Adrianor


Loehrke Freeze Agro Ingenierie top ADRIA Développement Modern Water Innosieve Diagnostics
Fraunhofer Universidade do Porto Cambden BRI SinapTec Adria Normandie ADNucleis