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European Commission launches funding call to support future food safety


Food Safety News reports that The European Commission has launched a funding call for help to support food safety systems of the future.

Proposals to develop a research and innovation platform for collaboration across food safety stakeholders in Europe will be considered, with the level of funding anticipated to be around €3 million. Any cross-party platform should involve national food safety authorities, EU agencies and policymakers, as well as scientists and society.

The successful project will: i. map food safety research and innovation in different member states and associated countries; ii. strengthen such capacity to ensure food safety standards in Europe; iii. reduce the overlap between national and EU funding in food safety research, and iv. create a Food Safety Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) with a particular focus on consumers, emerging technologies and policy priorities.

The European document lists 20 organisations looking for collaborating partners including U.K.-based Dale Farms, Freshfel Europe, which represents the EU fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain and Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association. The deadline for applications is 22 January 2020 and details can be found here.


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