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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613688

FoodIntegrity

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.

News

FoodIntegrity €3M call for New Research on Food Fraud

FoodIntegrity €3M call for New Research on Food Fraud

The FoodIntegrity consortium has launched €3M call for New Research on Food Fraud with the deadline on 14th August 2015....

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Research Priorities and Calls

Research Priorities and Calls

FI Procurement exercise

After a meeting of experts to prioritise the topic ideas into actual call texts of researc...

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Assuring the integrity of the food chain - Bilbao March 2015

Assuring the integrity of the food chain - Bilbao March 2015

The agenda and presentations for the Bilbao conference are now available.

They can be accessed via the following l...

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FoodIntegrity Newsletter 01

FoodIntegrity Newsletter 01


Welcome to the first edition of the FoodIntegrity Newsletter. The aim is to provide you with a brief update on some of ...

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FoodIntegrity Kick Off Meeting

FoodIntegrity Kick Off Meeting

The first meeting of the FoodIntegrity consortium was held at the Food and Environment Research Agency on 25th-26th February ...

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YorNight Flyer

YorNight Flyer

European Researchers’ Night is a mega event taking place on the 26 September in 300 cities across Europe. It will s...

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Events

7th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis

7th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis

7th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2015) will be held on 3–6 November 2015, in Clari...

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IX In Vino Analytica Scientia Symposium 2015

IX In Vino Analytica Scientia Symposium 2015

Fulvio Mattivi and Peter Robatscher, as conveners, are happy to welcome the 9th Edition of the In Vino Analytica Scientia Sym...

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10th Rapid Methods Europe Conference 2015

10th Rapid Methods Europe Conference 2015

Continuing the successful series of Rapid Methods Europe conferences, RME2015 takes place in Noorderwijkerhout, the Netherlan...

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Shaping the Future of Food Safety, Together – Milan, 14-16 October 2015

Shaping the Future of Food Safety, Together – Milan, 14-16 October 2015

EFSA is pleased to announce the details for the Scientific Conference being organised on the occasion of the World EXPO 2015,...

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Trusting the hand that feeds you

The interdisciplinary research group Social & Cultural Food Studies (FOST) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel invites pape...

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