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Using electronic identification (eid) and molecular markers (dna) for improving the traceability and meat.

Objective

Tractability is sensitive point for consumers. Despite this, methods for tracing meat are poorly developed. With this aim, a double system based on electronic identification (BID) and DNA profiling for tracing animals and meat, according to EC regulations, is proposed. Improving knowledge of EID and overcoming limiting factors in the use of bolus (ruminants) and inject able (pig) transponders, will be attempted. We will develop and test a competitive new reader, and automatic data transfer (animal to meat) and recovery of transponders in the abattoir will also be studied. For DNA profiling, selection of markers and comparison of sampling methods will be performed. Finally the evaluation of the implementation for tracing and quality monitoring of beef and pork meats, including the management of a data base and a cost. Benefit analysis, will be made.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

N/A

Participants (8)

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1
21020 Barasso
GESIMPEX COMERCIAL S.L.
Spain
Address
Pau Claris, 165 5°C-d
08037 Barcelona
IDENTIGEN LIMITED
Ireland
Address
Innovation Centre, Trinity College
Dublin 2
INSTITUTO CANARIO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS
Spain
Address

38200 Santa Cruz De Tenerife
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA
Spain
Address
Carretera De La Coruça Km7.5
28014 Madrid
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELL'ABRUZZO E DEL MOLISE "G. CAPORALE" DI TERAMO
Italy
Address
Via Campo Boario S.n.
64100 Teramo
SHEARWELL DATA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Puthan Farm, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset
TA24 7AS Winsford
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Germany
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen