LikeMeat is the acronym for "High quality meat-like products - from niche markets to widely accepted meat alternatives". It is a 2 year R+D project that is being funded by the EC's Seventh Framework Programme under the specific programme "Capacities - Research for SMEs".

Project Factsheet
LikeMeat aims to enable small and medium sized enterprises to develop meat analogues with excellent texture, juiciness, appearance and aroma having high consumer acceptance in order to participate in this growing market sector. This aim will be achieved by exploring in detail raw material characteristics with respect to process behaviour and texture and flavour. Further microbiota in raw, intermediate and end products will be carefully monitored to improve the shelf-life and ensure the safety of the products. An extensive assessment of consumer preferences, acceptance and needs will allow target-orientated food developments and the promise of well-accepted products for end users.

FP7-SME-2010-1 262560 Likemeat