ACTION CALL: F23/121/1 Osmotic drying of fruit

Challenge: Identify technologies and capability for the osmotic drying of fruit

Client: Global agricultural producer

Background: Osmotic dehydration is a novel process by which fruits can be dried, either whole or sliced, by being submerged in sugar or salt aqueous solutions of high osmotic pressure. This process is non-thermal and is considered to produce products which are organoleptically and nutritionally superior.

Goal: To identify osmotic drying of fruit processes which:

  • Enables cost effective dehydration of fruit, at commercial scale in an economical manner.
  • Can be adapted to a wide variety of fruits.
  • Is available to accessed under contract manufacturing agreements.
  • Is certified to BRCGS Food Safety Global Standard or equivalent.

Technologies at all stages of technology readiness, from early-stage research and development to commercially available solutions, will be considered.

Osmotic drying of fruit response

All solutions must be submitted to Technology Scout ([email protected]), with a subject line ACTION ref:  F23/121/1 Osmotic drying of fruit, detailing:

  • A summary of the process or technology.
  • Any technical or application limitations.
  • Commercial availability.
  • Details of BRCGS Food Safety Global Standard or equivalent.
  • Contact details.

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