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PROMISE - Protection of Consumers by Microbial Risk Mitigation through Combating Segregation of Expertise

Investigators
Ecker, Sabine
Institutions
Universitaet Wien
Start date
2012
End date
2014
Objective
The general objectives of PROMISE are:

PROMISE strives for multidimensional networking thus fostering integration
The primary strategic objective of PROMISE is to improve and increase the integration, collaboration and knowledge transfer between the new member states, old member states (EU15) and candidate countries through a collaborative workplan of exchange of expertise and regional training and dissemination actions, to tackle common food safety threats.

PROMISE strives for sustainability through involvement of risk communicators
A further strategic objective is to integrate stakeholders like public health authorities and national food safety authorities from the old and new member countries in order to ensure the exploitation of research results into standardisation and harmonisation efforts.

PROMISE will enhance the knowledge on pathogen transmission
While legal imports are well monitored for contamination and alerts are registered through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed RASFF notification systems, gates into the EU-27 could exist where food supply chains are not controllled. These uncontrolled imports present the risk that new strains of traditional pathogens will be transferred from third countries into the European Union. Analysing, assessing and interpreting this risk of introducing new strains of pathogens is one of the main objectives of PROMISE.

More information
Funded under 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme)
Funding Source
European Commission
Project source
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Project number
265877
Categories
Risk Assessment, Management, and Communication
Bacterial Pathogens
Food Defense and Integrity
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Chemical Contaminants