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CONFFIDENCE - Contaminants in Food and Feed: Inexpensive Detection for Control of Exposure

Investigators
Zeilstra, Jelte
Institutions
Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (DLO Foundation)
Start date
2008
End date
2012
Objective
RASFF alerts show that monitoring of chemical contaminants in food and feed is very relevant in European food safety. Also consumers placed chemical contaminants on top of the worry-scale of food-related risks. According to the General Food Law, food and feed industries are responsible for the safety of their products. Often expensive instrumental single-analyte methods are being applied by regulatory and industrial laboratories. There is an urgent need for replacement by validated screening tools which are simple, inexpensive and rapid, but also show multiplex capability by detecting as many contaminants in parallel as possible.

The CONffIDENCE proposal has been designed to provide long-term solutions to the monitoring of persistent organic pollutants, perfluorinated compounds, pesticides, veterinary pharmaceuticals (coccidiostats, antibiotics), heavy metals and biotoxins (alkaloids, marine toxins, mycotoxins) in high-risk products such as fish and fish feed.

More information
Funded under 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme)
Funding Source
European Commission
Project source
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Project number
211326
Categories
Mycotoxins
Bacterial Pathogens
Natural Toxins