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Integrated system for a reliable traceability of food supply chains

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36300

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 485 076

  • EU contribution

    € 9 742 363

Coordinated by:

TECNOALIMENTI S.C.P.A.

Italy

Objective

TRACEBACK will develop an innovative food traceability system based on the following aspects:
(i) establishment of objective connections between the product flow and the information flow along the food chain. This will be realised through the implementation of micro-devices, based on micro-arrays and Q RT-PCR technologies embedded in lab-on-a-chips;
(ii) development of an information management system which fits to the existing technologies present along the diverse players of the food chain from the raw materials to the sale of products and it is open for upcoming technologies, without imposing any technology change to any player. This will be achieved through the development of a Service Oriented Architecture model, which will provide semantic and service interoperability;
(iii) maximum care of cost aspects of the used technologies due to the fact that for being routinely implemented in the food sector, having typically tiny margins, traceability needs to weight not more than between 1 and 2% of the product cost.

This will be achieved with use of inexpensive technologies (internet based), continuous cost assessment of project results, innovative ways of exploiting the system (i.e. pay per use, ASP approach). The new traceability system will integrate EU and no n-EU emerging technologies from on-going projects into a single framework and will implement a pilot version in two representative food chain models: feed/dairy and tomato (dominant chains of the agro-food sector). The project is articulated around 10 WP, including project management, and has duration of 48 months. It is supported by extensive training of food chain stakeholders, dissemination to scientific, public and business decision makers and exploitation for driving food chains towards the proposed traceability system. The project will include SME Baskets for involving high-tech SMEs and food-SMEs into the realisation of the pilot system.

Coordinator

TECNOALIMENTI S.C.P.A.

Address

Via Gustavo Fara 39
Milano

Italy

Participants (27)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA AGROALIMENTARIA

Spain

ATOS ORIGIN SOCIEDAD ANONIMA ESPANOLA

Spain

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF KENT

United Kingdom

INSTYTUT LOGISTYKI I MAGAZYNOWANIA

Poland

SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES FACULTY OF ALNARP

Sweden

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

Italy

COMBINED EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT AND TRANSPORTATION SPA

Italy

CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

CONSUM SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA VALENCIANA

Spain

MTT AGRIFOOD RESEARCH FINLAND

Finland

SELEX COMMUNICATIONS SPA

Italy

SGS INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION SERVICES IBERICA, S.A

Spain

FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA DELL'INDUSTRIA ALIMENTARE

Italy

CENTIV GMBH

Germany

NORTH SOUTH CONSULTANTS EXCHANGE

Egypt

KBS

France

PARMALAT SPA

Italy

TECHNOBIOCHIP SOCIETA' CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA' LIMITATA

Italy

TRANSFORMACIONES AGR_COLAS DE BADAJOZ, S.A.

Spain

AKDENIZ UNIVERSITY, ECONOMIC RESEARCH CENTER ON MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES (CREM)

Turkey

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E. V.

Germany

REGIONALNA WIELKOPOLSKA IZBA ROLNO-PRZEMYSLOWA

Poland

SCUOLA SUPERIORE ISUFI, EBUSINESS MANAGEMENT SECTION, UNIVERSITÁ DEL SALENTO

Italy

TEAGASC AGRICULTURE # FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

VEREIN ZUR FÖRDERUNG AGRAR- UND STADTÖKOLOGISCHER PROJEKTE (ASP) E.V.

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36300

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 485 076

  • EU contribution

    € 9 742 363

Coordinated by:

TECNOALIMENTI S.C.P.A.

Italy