Providing assurance to consumers and other stakeholders about the safety, authenticity and quality of European food (integrity) is of prime importance in adding value to the European Agri-food economy. The integrity of European foods is under constant threat from fraudulently labelled imitations that try to exploit that added value. The FoodIntegrity project will directly address this issue and will be an international focal point for harmonisation and exploitation of research and technology for insuring the integrity of European food.
Comprising an inner core of project participants from industry, academia, research institutes, technology providers and a global network of stakeholders, FoodIntegrity will rationalise and harmonise capability to provide a coherent structure and process for assuring the food supply.
The core consortium (38 participants) is well balanced in terms of European representation and has 35 participants from 18 countries within Europe including 16 Member States, two NGO’s (The Food and Agriculture organisation and the European Commission Joint Research Centre) and 1 participant from China. Industry is well represented (over a 1/3 of the consortium) including 6 SME’s.
European Comission, DG Research