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Safe pork and horse meat on eu-markets : early and unbiased diagnostic tests for trichinella.

Objective

The final aim of this project is to ensure that meat put on the market is Trichinella-free. An overview of the main Trichinella strains infecting wild and domestic animals in Europe will be performed targeting reference isolates. The development of a method to enable an earlier serological diagnosis of trichinellosis in pigs before or after slaughter by a capture ELISA using monoclonal antibodies with high affinity for epitomes specific to the invasive stage of Trichinella, and indirect ELISA using recombinant antigens, will avoid the risk period of contamination for humans. Horsemeat control, based on the direct identification of the parasite after muscle digestion will be improved by the development of a new reading method using an image analysis system, an automation, a self-calibrating and the determination of a the highest Trichinella infected and most readily digested muscles in horse.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
Address
Avenue Du Général De Gaulle, Enva 7
94704 Maisons-alfort
France

Participants (11)

AGENCE FRANCAISE DE SECURITE SANITAIRE DES ALIMENTS
France
Address
Rue P. Curie 22
94703 Maisons-alfort
ECOLE NATIONALE VÉTÉRINAIRE D'ALFORT
France
Address
Avenue Du Général De Gaulle 7
94704 Maisons-alfort
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Romania
Address
Splaiul Independentei 105, Sector 5
Bucuresti
INSTITUT POURQUIER S.A.
France
Address
Rue De La Galera 326
34090 Montpellier
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF VETERINARY
Lithuania
Address
Tilzes 18
3022 Kaunas
MICROVISION INSTRUMENTS SA
France
Address
Rue Du Forez 8 Ce 1750
91047 Evry
PARASITOLOGICAL INSTITUTE - SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
Address
Hlinkova 3
040 01 Kosice
THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Denmark
Address
Buelowsvej 17
1870 Frederisksberg
UNIVERSITY OF EXTREMADURA
Spain
Address
Avenida De La Universidad S/n
10071 Caceres
W.STEFANSKI INSTITUTE OF PARASITOLOGY - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Twarda Street 51/55
00 818 Warszawa