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Sensory devices network for food supply chain security

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312411

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2013

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 632 513

  • EU contribution

    € 2 720 029

Coordinated by:

TEKEVER ASDS

Portugal

Objective

Project SNIFFER envisions the design and development of a network of distributed detection
devices, capable of rapid, on-site detection of multiple kinds of agents and CBR agents with high
sensitivity and specificity throughout the most vulnerable stages of the food supply chain (such as
farms, large collection centers, wholesalers, etc…). The project will address both available sensor
technology and new, complementary sensor devices that shall be used for the detection of
hazardous CBR agents within the food supply chain. The sensor devices to be developed are
characterized by their portability, easiness to use and reusability. Another important feature of the
new device will be its modular design, i.e. the device is formed by several independent modules
(sensors, communication device, on-board computing, etc), combined through generalized and
standardized connections. The network of sensor devices will be designed as a centralized
architecture, in which all the data from the devices will be sent to a command center. An operator
of the SNIFFER system will also have the ability to remotely control and command the sensor
devices using a specific interface from the command center.
Project SNIFFER will also envision the creation of a set of guidelines, which presents the
countermeasures and procedures that shall be used within the European Union whenever a food or feed borne incident is detected within the food supply chain. The guidebook will provide help to
the appropriate entities in employing the corrective counter-measures in order to mitigate, restrain or ultimately eradicate the hazardous agent. The aforementioned objectives of the project will be
directed to achieve the final goal of providing means of countermeasure to mitigate a possible
incident of CBR health hazardous agents in the food supply chain and to increase the security
within all the steps that constitute the food supply chain.

Coordinator

TEKEVER ASDS

Address

Rua Da Leziria 1
2510 219 Obidos

Portugal

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 506 750

Administrative Contact

Andre Oliveira (Mr.)

Participants (7)

MINISTERIO DA DEFESA NACIONAL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 212 970

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 262 750

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 233 601

UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 224 698

OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 329 295

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 517 770

FORSVARETS FORSKNINGINSTITUTT

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 432 195

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312411

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2013

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 632 513

  • EU contribution

    € 2 720 029

Coordinated by:

TEKEVER ASDS

Portugal