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Improved bio-traceability of unintended microorganisms and their substances in food and feed chains

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36272

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2011

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 426 821

  • EU contribution

    € 10 999 807

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL FOOD INSTITUTE, TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Denmark

Objective

Food Safety policy within the EU is governed by the White Paper on Food Safety (Comm 199, 719 Final) which calls for a comprehensive integrated approach to ensure a high level of human health and consumer protection. This policy has been enacted into legislation by The General Food Law of Jan 1st 2006 (178/2002). This legislation places responsibility for traceability on the food/feed producer (Section 4, Articles 18-20). The strategic objective of BIOTRACER IP is to improve traceability of microorganisms ( biotraceability) contaminating the food/feed chain (including bottled water), whether accidental or deliberate. Using a total food chain approach, we will develop recommendations to control any risk through integration of novel genomic and metabolimic data resulting in a better understanding of the physiology of the microorganisms, combining these with advances in predictive food-based microbiological models.

The BIOTRACER IP Consortium consists of 47 partners, including Europe's largest food/feed industries, several SMEs, relevant INCO countries and networks. The consortium includes experts in predictive microbiology, database developers, software companies, risk assessors, risk managers, system biologists, food and molecular microbiologists, legislative of ficers, standardization and validation members and food retailers. The work is planned for 4 years and is organised in 5 Research Areas, including 10 projects. The practical work is organized in 20 cross-disciplinary workpackages, covering tracing and tracking of contamination in feed, meat and dairy chains, in addition to accidental and deliberate contamination of bottled water. The results of the project will ensure a more reliable and rapid response to a contamination event.

Coordinator

NATIONAL FOOD INSTITUTE, TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Address

Anker Englunds Vej 1
Kgs. Lyngby

Denmark

Participants (47)

UNIVERSITY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE VIENNA

Austria

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

Denmark

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA, BIOTECHNICAL FACULTY

Slovenia

FREIE UNIVERSTÄT BERLIN

Germany

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

UNIVERSITY OF REGENSBURG

Germany

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY PRAGUE

Czechia

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

AGROTECHNOLOGY & FOOD INNOVATIONS BV

Netherlands

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITATEA DUNAREA DE JOS GALATI

Romania

PREVAS AB

Sweden

ILOCHIP A/S

Denmark

SMARTGENE SARL

Switzerland

CHECK-POINTS BV

Netherlands

HUGIN EXPERT A/S

Denmark

GLANTREO LTD

Ireland

AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

STATENS VETERINRMEDICINSKA ANSTALT

Sweden

FRENCH AGENCY FOR FOOD, ENVIRONMENT AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SAFETY

France

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANIT

Italy

FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR RISK ASSESSMENT

Germany

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Netherlands

VYSKUMNY USTAV POTRAVINARSKY

Slovakia

LIETUVOS SVEIKATOS MOKSLU UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

INSTITUTE OF FOOD RESEARCH

United Kingdom

BRAZILIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CORPORATION

Brazil

GADJAH MADA UNIVERSITY

Indonesia

A.N. BAKH INSTITUTE OF BIOCHEMISTRY OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

Russia

DANISH TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Denmark

STATENS SERUM INSTITUT

Denmark

NESTEC S.A.

Switzerland

VION FRESH MEAT WEST B.V.

Netherlands

SVENSKA FODER AB

Sweden

CENTRE NATIONAL INTERPROFESSIONNEL DE L'ECONOMIE LAITIERE

France

NUTRITION SCIENCES N.V.

Belgium

JOINT STOCK COMPANY "AGARAS"

Lithuania

MICROCHEM LAB SERVICES

South Africa

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

South Africa

COOP ITALIA SOCIETA COOPITALIA

Italy

NOFIMA MAT AS

Norway

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36272

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2011

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 426 821

  • EU contribution

    € 10 999 807

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL FOOD INSTITUTE, TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Denmark