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Selection and improving of fit-for-purpose sampling procedures for specific foods and risks

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 222738

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 746 649,49

  • EU contribution

    € 5 154 885

Coordinated by:

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

Objective

Food Safety Objectives (FSO) and Performance Objectives (PO) are new criteria complementing the existing concepts of microbiological criteria and MRL for many chemical contaminants. However, to achieve these objectives it is critically important a harmonisation of food safety control procedures.
BASELINE project intends to obtain the following objectives: 1) To review the sampling schemes currently available for food authorities and food producers to perform food safety quantitative risk assessment in a European level; 2) To assess the relevance and suitable limit values of POs and FSOs for biological and chemical risks; 3) To evaluate the need for new or adapted methods for sampling and testing of the risk factors identified. The selected protocols and methods should be able to produce suitable data for risk analysis; 4) To develop predictive mathematical models for biological risks and investigate and model sources and pathways of chemical contaminants to improve sampling schemes; 5) To validate and harmonise the sampling schemes developed in the project and alternative detection methods; 6) To share and disseminate the scientific knowledge deriving from the project to stakeholders.
The BASELINE work plan has been divided in 9 work packages: WP1- management, WP2-WP6 sampling protocols for specific food matrixes, WP7-risk modelling, WP8-validation and harmonisation of sampling protocols, WP9-dissemination and training.
The major output of the project is to generate new knowledge on sampling schemes for risk assessment by using a mathematical approach for different groups of food products as seafood, eggs and egg products, fresh meats, milk and dairy products and plant products. The project results will be translated in clear recommendations to the EC and end users and they will have a significant impact on protecting human and veterinary health.

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Address

Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 957 933

Administrative Contact

Verdiana Bandini (Dr.)

Participants (19)

VETERINAERINSTITUTTET - NORWEGIAN VETERINARY INSTITUTE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 798 345

CENTRO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA Y SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 228 802

DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 317 321

UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE

France

EU Contribution

€ 213 286

Magyar Élelmiszer-biztonsági Hivatal

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 197 614

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 225 454

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO AGRARIO DE CASTILLA Y LEON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 208 756

STIFTUNG TIERAERZTLICHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 266 190

UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB-FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 180 412

UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 161 638

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 334 673

UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 188 423

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL

France

EU Contribution

€ 255 751

Agricultural Catchments Programme

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 263 457

TECNOALIMENTI S.C.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 122 000

NORDLAKS PRODUKTER AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 47 951

CASTELSALUMI SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 30 384

ORTOREALE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 31 001

UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 125 494

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 222738

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 746 649,49

  • EU contribution

    € 5 154 885

Coordinated by:

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy