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Parasite risk assesment with integrated tools in EU fish production value chains

Objective

Despite many efforts to ensure that only high-quality and safe products are put on the market, fish-borne parasites continue to pose risks to human health, with zoonotic infections and allergic reactions mainly following consumption of raw, lightly cooked, or marinated seafood.
The PARASITE proposal is presented by a multidisciplinary consortium of 12 European and 3 Asian research institutions and 6 European SMEs. It aims to provide new scientific evidence and technological developments to detect, monitor, and mitigate impacts of zoonotic parasites, mainly anisakid nematodes but also trematode metacercariae, occurring in European and imported fishery products. The Project will address the research needs identified by EFSA regarding the risk of seafood-borne parasites. It also will facilitate close cooperation between scientists and end-users to produce new technological solutions and management tools for both European and imported fishery products.
The Work Plan has been organized in 9 work packages, each covering different stages of a risk assessment framework, providing new epidemiological data, monitoring tools, development and implementation of parasite detection devices, technological tools for their mitigation, and dissemination of key results to all the stakeholders and the general public.
Risk assessment of zoonotic parasites will ensure significant progress beyond the state of the art. This will be achieved by improving molecular hazard identification, antigen/allergen characterization, parasite exposure assessment, detection methods and treatments for industrial and other end-users, and an integrated quantitative risk analysis based on powerful statistics and modelling,
The main results will impact by (1) contributing to enhanced seafood safety, with consequent benefits for public health and consumer confidence, (2) strengthening the competitiveness of European seafood, from the net to the plate and (3) improving EU food safety policies.
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Address

Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 825 874

Administrative Contact

Alberto Sereno Alvarez (Mr.)

Participants (20)

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NASJONALT INSTITUTT FOR ENAERINGS-OG SJOMATFORSKNING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 282 225

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 280 600

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL

France

EU Contribution

€ 162 176

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MAR - FUNDACION CETMAR

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 163 800

SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 194 100

HAVSTOVAN

Faeroe Islands

EU Contribution

€ 62 880

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 163 600

TRUONG DAI HOC NHA TRANG

Vietnam

EU Contribution

€ 41 376

ZHEJIANG OCEAN UNIVERSITY

China

EU Contribution

€ 44 532

CENTRAL LUZON STATE UNIVERSITY

Philippines

EU Contribution

€ 44 532

MAX RUBNER INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR ERNAHRUNG UND LEBENSMITTEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 168 784

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 59 712

INSTITUT ZA OCEANOGRAFIJU I RIBARSTVO

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 74 752

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 210 000

LARPRO ENGINEERING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 230 540

COOPERATIVA DE ARMADORES DE PESCA DEL PUERTO DE VIGO S.C.G.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 284 400

COMERCIAL HOSPITALARIA GRUPO 3 SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 298 400

TECHNET GMBH GRUNDIG + PARTNER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 188 542

HERMES AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 105 390

NEDERLOF'S VISHANDEL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 100 080

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312068

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2013

  • End date

    31 January 2016

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 107 293,60

  • EU contribution

    € 3 986 295

Coordinated by:

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

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