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Sensory devices network for food supply chain security

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Coordinator

TEKEVER ASDS
Address
Rua Das Minas 2 Zona Industrial Etrada Da Foz Do A
2500-750 Caldas Da Rainha
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
Address
Avenida Ilha Da Madeira 1
1400-204 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luís Saraiva (Mr.)
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 262 750
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dzenan Sahovic (Dr.)
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 233 601
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta Barbas (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 224 698
Address
Hospital Del Rey
09001 Burgos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Raquel Ortega (Ms.)
AGES - OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 329 295
Address
Spargelfeldstrasse 191
1220 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Reiter (Dr.)
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 517 770
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Emmanuel Onillon (Mr.)
FORSVARETS FORSKNINGINSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 432 195
Address
Instituttveien 20
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tone Elisabeth Vestreng Solberg (Mrs.)