WP4 Implementation of Starter Cultures at SMEs

To ensure the safety and quality, including the multifunctional characteristics of the cultures, a Quality Management System (QMS) for implementing starter cultures at the SME level will be developed. This will include specific procedures for production, packaging and distribution of starter cultures of lactic acid bacteria, Bacillus spp. and yeasts to SMEs. Training and assistance will be offered to the SMEs in the form of local workshops, seminars and courses. Consumer preferences will be evaluated by sensory analyses by trained taste panels.

Tasks in this work package are:

  • Task 4.1 Quality guidelines
  • Task 4.2 Production and distribution
  • Task 4.3 SME trials