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Risk assessment tools for the safety of global food and feed supply chains

03/2017-04/2019

This third-party funded project is conducted in the framework of the BfR research programme on the safety of national and international supply chains.

EFSA grant number: GP/EFSA/AMU/2016/01

Project homepage: https://foodrisklabs.bfr.bund.de/safetytools-efsa/

Project description:

As leading institutes in the area of food and feed safety risk, the BfR and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are facing similar challenges. In order to benefit from the work, research and experience, whilst avoiding the duplication of work of both institutes, it is aimed with this project to enhance the communication and exchange on research projects, priorities and training opportunities. The BfR has built up specific excellence in the development of risk assessment tools to analyse and interpret global food and feed supply chains to support risk managers, while EFSA is coordinating expertise and collecting evidence on a European level.

This project describes four work areas which allow close collaboration between the institutions to ensure that the challenges are met in a manner that is efficient and effective for risk managers to protect European consumers.

BfR parts of the project:

Area 1: Map and analyse global food and feed supply chains

Area 2: Establishment of a European food and feed safety model repository

Area 3: Implementing uncertainty analysis in food and feed safety assessment

Area 4: Strengthen regional networks for crisis preparedness and communication in times of crisis.

In addition it is envisaged that the project results will be disseminated and communicated in a comprehensive and consistent way with third parties, such as international organisations, industry, national or international funding programmes, and scientific networks. A specific work package (Area 0) on reporting and communication will be defined for this.

Project partner:

  • European Food Safety Authority

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