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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.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

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)

NASJONALT INSTITUTT FOR ENAERINGS-OG SJOMATFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 282 225
Address
Strandgaten 229
5004 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arne Levsen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 280 600
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Nascetti (Prof.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
France
EU contribution
€ 162 176
Address
14 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons Alfort
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sophie Holuigue (Ms.)
CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MAR - FUNDACION CETMAR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 163 800
Address
Rua De Eduardo Cabello
36208 Vigo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa M Fernandez (Ms.)
SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 194 100
Address
Plaza Carlos Trias Bertran 7
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Salinero (Mr.)
HAVSTOVAN
Faeroe Islands
EU contribution
€ 62 880
Address
Noatun 1
FO110 Torshavn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dánjal Petur Højgaard (Dr.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 163 600
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Maria Martoccia (Dr.)
TRUONG DAI HOC NHA TRANG
Vietnam
EU contribution
€ 41 376
Address
Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street 2
- Nha Trang Khanh Hoa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Binh Dang Thuy (Dr.)
ZHEJIANG OCEAN UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 44 532
Address
Haiyuan Road 18 Chengdong Sub
316004 Zhoushan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Changfeng Chi (Dr.)
CENTRAL LUZON STATE UNIVERSITY
Philippines
EU contribution
€ 44 532
Address
Maharlika Highway Barangay Bantug
3120 Nueva Ecija
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karl Marx Quiazon (Dr.)
MAX RUBNER INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR ERNAEHRUNG UND LEBENSMITTEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 168 784
Address
Haid Und Neu Strasse 9
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sara Kranz (Dr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 59 712
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
INSTITUT ZA OCEANOGRAFIJU I RIBARSTVO
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 74 752
Address
Setaliste Ivana Mestrovica 63
21000 Split
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ivona Mladineo (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kerry Kidd (Ms.)
LARPRO ENGINEERING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 230 540
Address
Camino De Figueirido 2
36209 Vigo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ana Maria Linares Mansilla (Ms.)
COOPERATIVA DE ARMADORES DE PESCA DEL PUERTO DE VIGO S.C.G.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 284 400
Address
Puerto Pesquero, Edificio Cooperativa De Armadores
36202 Vigo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bibiana Garcia (Ms.)
COMERCIAL HOSPITALARIA GRUPO 3 SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 298 400
Address
Calle Gonzalo Torrente Ballester 4 Bj
36204 Vigo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Outeirino (Mr.)
TECHNET GMBH GRUNDIG + PARTNER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 188 542
Address
Goethestrasse 42
10625 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Kroeger (Mr.)
HERMES AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 105 390
Address
Sondre Botten
9584 Sor-tverrfjord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Roger Lerbukt (Mr.)
NEDERLOF'S VISHANDEL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 100 080
Address
Delta Industrieweg 40
3251 LX Stellendam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iza Bojanus (Ms.)