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Securing the spices and herbs commodity chains in Europe against deliberate, accidental or natural biological and chemical contamination

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312631

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2013

  • End date

    30 June 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 574 865,79

  • EU contribution

    € 3 499 942,35

Coordinated by:

BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG

Germany

Objective

Securing the food chains from primary production to consumer ready food against major deliberate, accidental or natural CBRN contaminations stands in close context with the safety of food products. SPICED objectives are to characterize the heterogeneous matrices of spices and herbs and their respective intra- as well as interplant production and supply chains in context with relevant biological and chemical hazards that can lead to major deliberate, accidental or natural contaminations in the food supply chain, to improve the knowledge about biological hazards properties and on-site and high throughput diagnostic methods for appropriate detection, to reduce (industrial) chemical adulterations and to ensure authenticity of spices and herbs by evaluation and improvement of non-targeted fingerprinting methods, and to improve alerting, reporting and decontamination systems as well as techniques to ensure prevention and response on high quality level. The consortium will evaluate the most important spices and herbs that can cause or be used for natural, accidental or deliberate contaminations, depending on e.g. the amount produced, consumed and frequency of natural or accidental contaminations. SPICED will focus on pathogen agents based on e.g. frequency of natural occurrence, possible impact on human health, and relevance for food terrorism. SPICED has been planned for 36 months and brings together experts and scientists from 11 different partners. The spice and herbs primary production and supply chain is very heterogeneous since most of the condiments are imported from non-European countries. The consortium of SPICED reflects the major players of the European spice market from major importer (Germany) over major re-exporter (Netherlands) to the main European paprika producing country (Hungary). SPICED will provide several materials for advice ranging from brochures and other supporting documents to workshops for scientific researchers.
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Coordinator

BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG

Address

Max Dohrn Strasse 8-10
10589 Berlin

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 951 957,54

Administrative Contact

Heike Morisse (Ms.)

Participants (12)

VYSKUMNY USTAV POTRAVINARSKY

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 21 519,82

KOZPONTI ELELMISZER-TUDOMANYI KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 24 998,10

OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 311 312

PARTIKAS DROSIBAS, DZIVNIEKU VESELIBAS UN VIDES ZINATNISKAIS INSTITUTSBIOR

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 104 966,66

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 427 239,49

FUCHS GEWUERZE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 140 706

NEMZETI AGRARKUTATASI ES INNOVACIOS KOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 206 139,10

MOSER ANDREAS MAS

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 195 984,34

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 365 735,21

NARODNE POL'NOHOSPODARSKE A POTRAVINARSKE CENTRUM

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 120 274,70

BUNDESMINISTERIUM DER VERTEIDIGUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 290 400

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 338 709,39

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312631

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2013

  • End date

    30 June 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 574 865,79

  • EU contribution

    € 3 499 942,35

Coordinated by:

BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG

Germany