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Recommendations for improved procedures for securing consumer oriented food safety and quality of certified organic foods from plough to plate.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK1-CT-2002-02245

  • Start date

    1 February 2003

  • End date

    31 January 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 485 800

  • EU contribution

    € 432 430

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

Objective

The proposal aims to provide an overview of consumer concerns in terms of on organic food in different European regions, and a conceptual framework for setting future research in perspective. It will establish a database of existing procedures and relevant control points for selected organic food production chains, prepared for extension with additional commodity groups and updated procedures, and provide a systematic assessment of the Critical Control Points of the chains and the possibilities for improvements . It will produce and disseminate information material with recommendations for improvements of procedures and control, to the stakeholders involved (consumers, regulating bodies, sales outlets, distributors, producers and safety authorities), and define the most important areas where additional research is needed.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Address

United Kingdom

Participants (8)

AGRO ECO CONSULTANCY B.V.

Netherlands

LUDWIG BOLTZMANN GESELLSCHAFT - OESTERREICHISCHE VEREINIGUNG ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG

Austria

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONSUMER RESEARCH

Norway

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY

Italy

RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE

Switzerland

THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Denmark

UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO

Portugal

University of Aberdeen

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK1-CT-2002-02245

  • Start date

    1 February 2003

  • End date

    31 January 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 485 800

  • EU contribution

    € 432 430

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom