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Tracing Food Commodities in Europe

Objective

TRACE will develop generic and commodity specific traceability systems that will enable the objective verification of the origin of food and animal feed. Natural tracers such as trace elements, ratios of heavy (geo) and light (bio) isotopes and genetic markers will be measured to determine geographical, species and production origin. Geo and bioclimatic mapping will be undertaken to extrapolate geographical origin and reduce the need for commodity specific data bases. Post genomic technology will create rapid and sensitive methods for species identification. Profiling methods will be used to identify markers, to characterise food products and facilitate cost effective screening methods.The project will focus on meat, cereals, honey, olive oil and mineral water. Particular attention will be paid to commodities labelled as "Designated Origin" and "Organic". The European Virtual Institute for Chemometrics will develop novel specifications obtained from analytical data which will characterise these foods.

TRACE will develop and draft standardised XML 'request-response' schemes for coding and electronic information exchange and establish "Good Traceability Practice". An electronic information platform incorporating verifiable specifications and thresholds will be developed. This will permit objective verification of origin and enable rapid and cost effective product withdrawal. The new systems will be demonstrated and benchmarked in the 5 chosen chains,and the cost/benefit determined. Consumer scientists will investigate perceptions and attitudes to towards the "ability-to-trace food" through a pan European consumer study. A multi-tiered interactive information system will be developed for communication both within the project and for external use by industry, consumers and regulatory bodies. Research workers, control agencies and industry will be educated in the new methods, procedures and systems via short term secondments, workshops...

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-FOOD-2-A
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Coordinator

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
Address
Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
London
United Kingdom

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Participants (52)

EUROFINS SCIENTIFIC ANALYTICS
France
Address
Rue Pierre Adolphe Bobierre
BP 42301 Nantes

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JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels

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BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG (FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR RISK ASSESSMENT
Germany
Address
Thielallee 88-92
Berlin

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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
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147, Rue De L'université
Paris

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BAYERISCHES LANDESAMT FÜR GESUNDHEIT UND LEBENSMITTELSICHERHEIT ERLANGEN
Germany
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Eggenreuther Weg 43
Erlangen

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AIT AUSTRIAN INSITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
Address
Tech Gate Vienna, Donau-city-straße 1
Wien

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CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION THE QUALITY OF LIFE
Greece
Address
Valtetsiou 43-45
Athens

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INSTITUTE OF FOOD RESEARCH
United Kingdom
Address
Norwich Research Park Colney
Norwich

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WALLOON AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Chaussee De Namur 24

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AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
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75, Iera Odos
Athens

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VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
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Pleinlaan 2
Brussels

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STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
9101 Wageningen

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INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY PRAGUE
Czechia
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Technicka 5
Prague

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FONDAZIONE EDMUNCH MACH
Italy
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Via Edmund Mach,1
San Michele All'adige

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CHEMISTRY, SLOVENIA
Slovenia
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Hajdrihova 19
660 Ljubljana

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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
Dublin 4

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TEAGASC, THE NATIONAL FOOD CENTRE
Ireland
Address
Ashtown
Dublin

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THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF FOOD, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE RESEARCH
Norway
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Muninbakken 9-13
Tromsoe

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UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
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Yalelaan 1
80163 3584 Cl Utrecht

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ISOLAB GMBH LABORATORIUM FÜR STABILISOTOPENANALYTIK
Germany
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Carl-zeiss-strasse 16
Hemmingen

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UNIVERSITY OF SILESIA
Poland
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Bankowa 12
Katowice

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MARITECH EHF
Iceland
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Hlidarsmari 14
Kopavogur

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UNIVERSITÀ CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
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Largo A. Gemelli, 1
Milano

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UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
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C. De L'escorxador S/n
Tarragona

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CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
China
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12, Southern Street, Zhong-guan-cun
Beijing

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STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
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Toernooiveld 1
9010 Nijmegen

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UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
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Balbi 5
Genova

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TRACETRACKER INNOVATION AS
Norway
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Christian Krohgsgt 32
2193Grunerløkka Oslo

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SINTEF FISKERI OG HAVBRUK AS
Norway
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Arkitekt Ebbelsvei 10
Trondheim

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BIOLYTIX AG
Switzerland
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Benkenstrasse 254
Witterswil

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GEOCHEM RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
Address
Grote Wade 21c
Nieuwegein

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KENNETH PYE ASSOCIATES LIMITED
United Kingdom
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Crowthorne Enterprise Centre, Crowthorne Business Estate, Old Wokingham Road
Crowthorne

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WPA BERATENDE INGENIEURE GMBH
Austria
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Lackierergasse 1/4
Vienna

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FÖRDERVEREIN SICHERHEIT UND NACHHALTIGKEIT IN BIOWISSENSCHAFTEN. GESCHÄFTSSTELLE: BATS - ZENTRUM FÜR BIOSICHERHEIT UND NACHHALTIGKEIT
Switzerland
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Probesteistrasse 117,
Zurich

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INSTITUT D'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPÉRIEUR ET DE RECHERCHE EN ALIMENTATION, SANTÉ ANIMALE, SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES ET ENVIRONNEMENT
France
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1 Avenue Bourgelat
Marcy L'etoile

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COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS LTD TRADING AS E-BLANA ENTERPRISE GROUP LTD
Ireland
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8-10 Avondale Hall, Carysfort Avenue
County Dublin

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QIAGEN GMBH
Germany
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Qiagenstr. 1
Hilden

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WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
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Costerweg 50
9101 Wageningen

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UNIVERSIDAD POLÍTÉCNICA DE MADRID
Spain
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Ramiro De Maeztu 7
Madrid

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THE HELLENIC RESEARCH HOUSE
Greece
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Lampsakou 7
Athens

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FAMILLE MICHAUD APICULTEURS
France
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Domaine St Georges -9, Chemin De Berdoulou
Gan

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AGUA DE INSALUS, S.A.
Spain
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Kondeko Aldapa, No5b 3a Planta Dcha. Local No1
Tolosa

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UNIVERSITA'DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
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Via Universita
Parma

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BUNDESANSTALT FUR GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Germany
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Stilleweg 2
51 01 53 Hannover

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CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS
Argentina
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Rivadavia 1917
Buenos Aires

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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LA PLATA
Argentina
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7th Avenue # 776
La Plata

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UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE CÓRDOBA
Argentina
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Haya De La Torre S/n Ciudad Universitaria
Córdoba

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UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
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Norwich

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FOODREG TECHNOLOGY S.L.
Spain
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Gutemberg 3-13, 3º-b
Terrassa

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HYDROISOTOP LABORATORIUM ZUR BESTIMMUNG VON ISOTOPEN IN UMWELT UND HYDROLOGIE
Germany
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Woelkestraße 9
Schweitenkirchen

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STAATLICHE NATURWISSENSCHAFTLICHE SAMMLUNGEN BAYERNS, BAYERISCHE STAATSSAMMLUNG FUER PALAEONTOLOGIE UND GEOLOGIE, FUNKTIONSEINHEIT GEOLOGIE
Germany
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Luisenstrasse 37
Muenchen

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