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Quality and integrity in food: a challenge for chain communication and research

Objective

The core relevance of transparency as a critical success factor and the need for the delivery of appropriate support by research has been emphasized in the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the European Technology Platform 'Food for Life' from where this proposal evolved. It utilizes its links with the European-wide network of more than 30 National Technology Platforms to link up with stakeholders of the food chain including industry, consumers, research, and sector representatives of different European countries. The complexities in reaching transparency are due to complexities in products and processes but also due to the dynamically changing open network organization of the food sector with its multitude of SMEs, its cultural diversity, its differences in expectations, its differences in the ability to serve transparency needs, and its lack of a consistent appropriate institutional infrastructure that could support coordinated initiatives towards higher levels of transparency throughout the food value chain. The project focus is on the analysis, documentation, and dissemination of our present knowledge (including from literature, expert knowledge, and best practice experiences) on transparency solutions and needs, their realization through chain communication schemes and the implementation environment required for the uptake of solutions and their success. The integration of the knowledge into a standardized general framework provides the basis for a GAP analysis that identifies a ‘Strategic Research Agenda’ for future research that could have a major impact on the establishment of European transparency schemes.

Field of science

  • /humanities/languages and literature/literature - general

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 186 180
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Schiefer (Prof.)

Participants (9)

KURATORIUM FUER TECHNIK UND BAUWESEN IN DER LANDWIRTSCHAFT E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 89 880
Address
Bartningstrasse 49
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Kunisch (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 89 880
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR FOOD SAFETY AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 89 880
Address
Avenue Louise 475
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Harmen Hofstra (Dr.)
SIK - INSTITUTET FOER LIVSMEDEL OCH BIOTEKNIK AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 89 880
Address
Box 5401
40229 Goeteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karin östergren (Dr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 89 880
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Hermansen (Dr.)
CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 89 874
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudia Kalay (Dr.)
RLabs Ltd (RLabs EREVNES AGORAS ETERIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHINIS)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 89 880
Address
Edessis Street 18
11855 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
George Chryssochoidis (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 89 880
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
Campden BRI Magyarorszag Nonprofit Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 89 880
Address
Haller U 2
1096 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
András Sebők (Dr.)