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Selection and improving of fit-for-purpose sampling procedures for specific foods and risks

Objective

Food Safety Objectives (FSO) and Performance Objectives (PO) are new criteria complementing the existing concepts of microbiological criteria and MRL for many chemical contaminants. However, to achieve these objectives it is critically important a harmonisation of food safety control procedures.
BASELINE project intends to obtain the following objectives: 1) To review the sampling schemes currently available for food authorities and food producers to perform food safety quantitative risk assessment in a European level; 2) To assess the relevance and suitable limit values of POs and FSOs for biological and chemical risks; 3) To evaluate the need for new or adapted methods for sampling and testing of the risk factors identified. The selected protocols and methods should be able to produce suitable data for risk analysis; 4) To develop predictive mathematical models for biological risks and investigate and model sources and pathways of chemical contaminants to improve sampling schemes; 5) To validate and harmonise the sampling schemes developed in the project and alternative detection methods; 6) To share and disseminate the scientific knowledge deriving from the project to stakeholders.
The BASELINE work plan has been divided in 9 work packages: WP1- management, WP2-WP6 sampling protocols for specific food matrixes, WP7-risk modelling, WP8-validation and harmonisation of sampling protocols, WP9-dissemination and training.
The major output of the project is to generate new knowledge on sampling schemes for risk assessment by using a mathematical approach for different groups of food products as seafood, eggs and egg products, fresh meats, milk and dairy products and plant products. The project results will be translated in clear recommendations to the EC and end users and they will have a significant impact on protecting human and veterinary health.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/mathematical model
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/dairy
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-2A
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 957 933
Administrative Contact
Verdiana Bandini (Dr.)

Participants (19)

VETERINAERINSTITUTTET - NORWEGIAN VETERINARY INSTITUTE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 798 345
Address
Ullevalsveien 68
0454 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arne Flaoyen (Dr.)
CENTRO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA Y SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 228 802
Address
Carretera Na-134 Km 50
31570 San Adrián
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juan Manuel Saiz (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 317 321
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bettina Crispin
UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
France
EU contribution
€ 213 286
Address
Rue Des Archives 3
29238 Brest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Queffelec Natalie (Dr.)
Magyar Élelmiszer-biztonsági Hivatal
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 197 614
Address
Gyáli Ut 2-6
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mária Szeitzné Dr. Szabó (Dr.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 225 454
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Martoccia (Dr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO AGRARIO DE CASTILLA Y LEON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 208 756
Address
Ctra.burgos Km 119
47071 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ignacio Sanz Aldea (Mr.)
STIFTUNG TIERAERZTLICHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 266 190
Address
Bunteweg 2
30559 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Joppe (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB-FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 180 412
Address
Heinzelova 55
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvija Culig (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 161 638
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonia López-Navajas (Ms.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 334 673
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 188 423
Address
Campus Universitario Edificio Central
31080 Pamplona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cristina Patsouris (Ms.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
France
EU contribution
€ 255 751
Address
14 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons Alfort
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hélène Bouguennec (Dr.)
Agricultural Catchments Programme
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 263 457
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary-Ellen Wall (Ms.)
TECNOALIMENTI S.C.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 122 000
Address
Via Gustavo Fara 39
20124 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonia Agliardi (Ms.)
NORDLAKS PRODUKTER AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 47 951
Address
Industriveien 14
8450 Stokmarknes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henrik Kaspersen (Mr.)
CASTELSALUMI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 30 384
Address
Via Valletta 70
41013 Castelfranco Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Maletti (Dr.)
ORTOREALE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 31 001
Address
Via Pozzuolo 8
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tommaso Massari (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 125 494
Address
Placa Victor Siurana 1 1
25003 Lleida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carme Gallart (Ms.)