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Securing the spices and herbs commodity chains in Europe against deliberate, accidental or natural biological and chemical contamination

Objective

Securing the food chains from primary production to consumer ready food against major deliberate, accidental or natural CBRN contaminations stands in close context with the safety of food products. SPICED objectives are to characterize the heterogeneous matrices of spices and herbs and their respective intra- as well as interplant production and supply chains in context with relevant biological and chemical hazards that can lead to major deliberate, accidental or natural contaminations in the food supply chain, to improve the knowledge about biological hazards properties and on-site and high throughput diagnostic methods for appropriate detection, to reduce (industrial) chemical adulterations and to ensure authenticity of spices and herbs by evaluation and improvement of non-targeted fingerprinting methods, and to improve alerting, reporting and decontamination systems as well as techniques to ensure prevention and response on high quality level. The consortium will evaluate the most important spices and herbs that can cause or be used for natural, accidental or deliberate contaminations, depending on e.g. the amount produced, consumed and frequency of natural or accidental contaminations. SPICED will focus on pathogen agents based on e.g. frequency of natural occurrence, possible impact on human health, and relevance for food terrorism. SPICED has been planned for 36 months and brings together experts and scientists from 11 different partners. The spice and herbs primary production and supply chain is very heterogeneous since most of the condiments are imported from non-European countries. The consortium of SPICED reflects the major players of the European spice market from major importer (Germany) over major re-exporter (Netherlands) to the main European paprika producing country (Hungary). SPICED will provide several materials for advice ranging from brochures and other supporting documents to workshops for scientific researchers.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG
Address
Max Dohrn Strasse 8-10
10589 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 951 957,54
Administrative Contact
Heike Morisse (Ms.)

Participants (12)

VYSKUMNY USTAV POTRAVINARSKY

Participation ended

Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 21 519,82
Address
Priemyselna 4
82475 Bratislava
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tomas Kuchta (Prof.)
KOZPONTI ELELMISZER-TUDOMANYI KUTATOINTEZET

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 24 998,10
Address
Herman Otto Ut 15
H-1022 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zsuzsanna Farkas (Ms.)
OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 311 312
Address
Spargelfeldstrasse 191
1220 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rudolf Buttinger (Mr.)
PARTIKAS DROSIBAS, DZIVNIEKU VESELIBAS UN VIDES ZINATNISKAIS INSTITUTSBIOR
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 104 966,66
Address
Lejupes Iela 3
LV-1076 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aivars Berzins (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 427 239,49
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arjen Jongebreur (Mr.)
FUCHS GEWUERZE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 140 706
Address
Industriestrasse 25
49201 Dissen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helmut Mank (Dr.)
NEMZETI AGRARKUTATASI ES INNOVACIOS KOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 206 139,10
Address
Szent Gyorgyi Albert Utca 4
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Zsuzsanna Farkas (Ms.)
MOSER ANDREAS MAS
Austria
EU contribution
€ 195 984,34
Address
Sylvester Jordan Strasse 13 Top 4
6094 Axams
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Moser (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 365 735,21
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosemary Fogarty (Ms.)
NARODNE POL'NOHOSPODARSKE A POTRAVINARSKE CENTRUM
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 120 274,70
Address
Hlohovecka 2
951 41 Luzianky
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tomas Kuchta (Prof.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM DER VERTEIDIGUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 290 400
Address
Fontainengraben 150
53123 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Burkhard Finder (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 338 709,39
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Bessems (Mr.)