FP7 FoodIntegrity project

 

Ensuring the Integrity of the European Food Chain

 

FoodIntegrity 'the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished or in perfect condition'. 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.

FoodIntegrity will:

  • Facilitate the sharing of information between stakeholder groups regarding European food integrity,
  • Establish processes for harmonising & exploiting existing databases,
  • Establish fit for purpose methodology to address stakeholder needs,
  • Identify and address research gaps by procuring and delivering €3M of commissioned projects,
  • Establish a self-sustaining Food-fraud early warning system for identifying emerging fraud risks,
  • Establish a self-sustaining worldwide network of stakeholders to ensure maximum uptake of the project legacy.

Improved verification procedures will be developed for food control and industry stakeholders using 3 key commodities as exemplars: olive oil, spirit drinks & seafood. In addition a consumer study in China will assess their consumer attitudes in the face of substantial counterfeiting of European food. Finally it will establish expert food authenticity platforms that will supply independent expert opinion on food authenticity/food fraud to the European Commission, Codex and other national/international bodies.

 

Project partners

 

1

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS Fera

United Kingdom

2

EUROFINS ANALYTICS FRANCE SAS EUROFINS

France

3

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION JRC

Belgium

4

BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG BFR

Germany

5

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN NUID UCD

Ireland

6

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

7

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA SITEIA.UNIPR

Italy

8

ECOCERT SA ECOCERT SA

France

9

Eutema Technology Management GmbH & Co KG Eutema

Austria

10

CENTRE WALLON DE RECHERCHES AGRONOMIQUES CRA-W

Belgium

11

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHENLANDBAU STIFTUNG FiBL

Switzerland

12

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET UCPH

Denmark

13

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK DLO

The Netherlands

14

VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE VSCHT

Czech Republic

15

FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH FEM

Italy

16

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FFCUL

Portugal

17

UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA UCLM

Spain

18

MINISTERIO DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y MEDIO RURAL Y MARINO MINISTERIO DE MEDIO

Spain

19

BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA

Italy

20

MATIS OHF MATIS OHF

Iceland

21

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TEAGASC

Ireland

22

NOFIMA AS

Norway

23

AGROISOLAB GMBH TUV Rheinland Agrois

Germany

24

ISOLAB GMBH LABORATORIUM FUR STABIL-ISOTOPENANALYTIK isolab GmbH

Germany

25

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS CSIC

Spain

26

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO FAO

Italy

27

FUNDACION AZTI/AZTI FUNDAZIOA Tecnalia-AZTI

Spain

28

SOLTUB TRADE AND SERVICE PROVIDING LIMITED LIABILTY SOLTUB

Hungary

29

FOOD FORENSIC LIMITED Food Forensics

United Kingdom

30

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE UNEW

United Kingdom

31

PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT WETERYNARYJNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY NVRI

Poland

32

CHINA NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND FERMENTATION INDUSTRIES SOE

China

33

UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT UMC UTRECHT

The Netherlands

34

THE SCOTCH WISKY RESEARCH INSTITUT

United Kingdom

35

D.D. WILLIAMSON LIMITED

United Kingdom

36

OCEAN OPTICS BV OOBV

The Netherlands

37

SPIRITSEUROPE AISBL spiritsEUROPE

Belgium

38

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA UNIROMA

Italy

 

Further reading on www.foodintegrity.eu

 

The five steps to avoid food fraud ( HU version) Link

 

About food fraud Link


Infographic about food fraud Link

 

FoodIntegrity leaflet (HU version) Link

 

FoodIntegrity newsletter 2014  Link.  the newsletter HU version Link

 

FoodIntegrity call for proposals 2015 Link

 

FoodIntegrity newsletter (2nd) 2015 Link

 

FoodIntegrity newsletter (3rd) HU 2016 Link

 

FoodIntegrity newsletter (4rd)  2017 Link

 

FoodIntegrity annual conference Prague 2016/book of abstracts Link

 

FoodIntegrity annual conference Parma 2017 Link

 

FoodIntegrity workshop Budapest, the 25th of October 2017 presentations  Link

FoodIntegrity workshop Budapest, the 25th of October 2017, programe Link

 

In Hungary the 2012. XVIII Law art. 14/A reglement the food fraud  aspects ( please consult the Hungarian version)


The reasearch leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 613688.