EU sets project for the future of food safety system
23 groups from 12 countries are working together in a three-year project funded by the EU to look at the future of the European food safety system. Work is set to run from the start of 2021 until the end of 2023 with a budget of €3 million. A multi-stakeholder platform will enable partners to access resources and data, synchronize food safety research strategies, share and exchange scientific knowledge and contributions for the future of the EU food safety system.
A European Food Safety Forum will be set up to guarantee the long term science, policy and society interface. Groups involved in the project are from Italy, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, Portugal, Albania, Tunisia and Switzerland, informs Food Safety News magazine.
It is the first project funded for the “Supporting the food safety systems of the future” program by the European Commission.
"Recent consumer concerns on the transparency of the process of safety assessment of our foods as well as technological developments and innovations have shown that there is a need to reflect on the EU food safety system of the future," according to the topic brief.
Scientific experts in food safety will work alongside specialists with knowledge in developing and structuring participation; stakeholder engagement, communication and networking; e-platforms, smart tools and data management; food safety policies implementation and those who represent the food and feed industry, consumers and society.
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