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Delivering an Effective, Resilient and Sustainable EU-China Food Safety Partnership

Delivering an Effective, Resilient and Sustainable EU-China Food Safety Partnership

Objective

EU-China-Safe will mobilise resources in Europe and China to develop a cohesive partnership that will deliver a shared vision for food safety and authenticity and work towards “mutual recognition”. Comprising 15 participants from the EU and 18 from China, EU-China-Safe contains key research organisations, Government and industry needed to develop and jointly implement major advances in improving food safety and combating food fraud in the two trading blocks.

EU-China-Safe will build the core components needed for a joint EU-China food safety control system comprising: control management, food legislation, food inspection, food control laboratories, and food safety and quality information, education and communication. The project will develop an EU-China Joint Laboratory Network that will achieve and demonstrate equivalency of results, and will develop a state of the art virtual laboratory, with interchangeable staff from two continents, that will be used as a “showcase” to communicate and demonstrate best practice. Innovative traceability tools will strengthen the most vulnerable supply chains. New or improved detection capabilities for chemical/microbiological hazards and food fraud will be implemented in a harmonised way across the EU-China network. Trade barriers caused by food safety and fraud issues will be analysed and recommendations of how to predict and prevent future events disseminated. The project will focus on the most commonly reported foods linked to chemical and microbiological contamination and fraud (infant formula, processed meat, fruits, vegetables, wine, honey, spices). Substantial knowledge transfer and training actions will build high-level and long-term collaboration, synergies and trust between a wide range of EU and China actors.

These advances, in addition to a wider range of confidence building measures towards food safety, authenticity and transparency, will address consumer expectations and facilitate an expansion of EU- China trade.
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Coordinator

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

Address

University Road Lanyon Building
Bt7 1nn Belfast

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 903 625

Participants (32)

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VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 765 000

BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 270 375

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 342 125

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 388 937,50

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 330 625

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 128 187,50

FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 136 375

NOFIMA AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 435 187,50

ADVANCED RESEARCH CRYPTOGRAPHY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 296 625

KLEBOTH JOCHEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 196 250

EUROQUALITY SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 245 750

FERA SCIENCE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 438 000

CRANSWICK COUNTRY FOODS PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 120 562,50

NESTEC SA

Switzerland

CHINA NATIONAL CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT

China

CHINESE ACADEMY OF INSPECTION & QUARANTINE

China

BEIJING CENTER FOR DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL

China

JIANGSU ENTRY EXIT INSPECTION AND QUARANTINE BUREAU

China

SHANGHAI ENTRY-EXIT INSPECTION ANDQUARANTINE BUREAU OF THE PEOPLE OFREPUBLICA OF CHINA SEAL

China

CHINA MEAT RESEARCH CENTER

China

CHINA NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND FERMENTATION INDUSTRIESCO LTD

China

CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

China

TIANJIN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

China

ZHEJIANG ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

China

YANGTZE DELTA REGION INSTITUTE OF TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY ZHEJIANG

China

NINGBO ACADEMY OF INSPECTION AND QUARANTINE (NINGBO COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE CENTER FOR TECHNICAL TRADE MEASURES)

China

UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA STANDARD R&D AND TECHNICAL SERVICE (SHANGHAI) CO LTD

China

DANONE ASIA-PACIFIC MANAGEMENT CO LTD

China

NESTLE R&D CHINA LTD

China

INNER MONGOLIA YILI INDUSTRIAL GROUP CO., LTD

China

JIANGSU YURUN MEAT FOODS CO LTD

China

HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

China

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727864

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 369 237,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 997 625

Coordinated by:

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom