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Herbal tea manufacturer is looking for a disinfection technology for killing bacteria and fungi found on raw herbal tea material

Country of origin:
Country: 
LITHUANIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TRLT20190822001
Published
11/09/2019
Last update
13/09/2019
Expiration date
13/09/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Food Microbiology / Toxicology / Quality Control
Microbiology
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Summary

Summary: 
Lithuanian manufacturer of herbal teas is a small-size enterprise. The company produces high quality medicinal herbal teas made of different combinations of around 100 plant species. The manufacturer is looking for a disinfection technology for killing bacteria and fungi that contaminate raw material. The technology must not corrupt the tea-character of the raw materials. Technical cooperation agreement is sought with partners who have experience in disinfecting food products.

Description

Description: 

Lithuanian herbal tea manufacturer produces wide variety of teas. The assortment of teas comprises around 200 different products which are all high quality medicinal herbal teas. The variety of products are composed of around 100 different types of plants. The tea ingredients are usually herbs, but they can also be a specific part of a tree or bush: bark, roots, fruits, leaves, blossoms and buds.

The company is looking for a disinfection technology for killing bacteria and fungi that contaminate raw material. Raw material is collected directly from wild nature and might contain pathogens or other bacteria and fungi. In order to reach high quality standards imposed on food products it is required to kill all pathogens and to reduce the total amount of bacteria and fungi.

The specificity of the raw materials requires delicate treatment and therefore the disinfection process should be dry and not too high temperature. More precisely, when raw material arrives at the processing plant, it has already been dried; the disinfection technology therefore shall not corrupt the tea-character of the raw materials.

Technical cooperation agreement is sought with partners who have experience in disinfecting food products. The partner should provide a complete solution to the problem.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
Expertise in disinfecting or sterilizing food products.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Industrial or technological partner with a proven know-how of solving similar issues is sought. Partner is expected to provide an analysis of the issue and identify a suitable technical solution. The companies will collaborate under a technical cooperation agreement in the design and test of the new equipment.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500