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Quality and Safety of Feeds and Food for Europe

Public support

  • Provider

    Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

  • Programme

  • Call for proposals


  • Main participants

  • Contest type

    RP - Co-financing of EC programme

  • Contract ID


Alternative language

  • Project name in Czech

    Quality and Safety of Feeds and Food for Europe

  • Annotation in Czech

    The rearing of healthy European livestock is highly dependent on the provision of high quality and safe feeds. This in turn has a major impact on the safety of the entire animal based food chain. The concept of Q-SAFFE is to deliver better, faster and economically viable means of ensuring the quality and safety of animal feeds in Europe. The Q-SAFFE consortium is composed of academics and government scientists with substantial experience in animal feed research along with industrial companies, large andsmall, dedicated to supplying and producing higher quality and safer animal feeds. Together, their vision is an integrated approach to the reduction and management of chemical and microbiological contamination in animal feeds. This research project willprovide better ways of preventing contamination and fraud, identifying and assessing new risks and providing scientific evidence of the risks of transfer of microbiological and chemical contaminants from feed to food. Strategies for early quality and safety assurance in the feed chain will be developed using existing testing methods and emerging technologies such as fingerprinting to deliver a comprehensive analytical strategy for monitoring at ports, feedmills and labs. The traceability and authenticity of feed materials will be improved by determining which tests, conventional and fingerprinting, will be most useful in tracing origins of feed materials including those derived from biofuel co-products. Emerging chemical and microbiological risks willbe identified from new types and sources of animal feed materials and new production processes. These will direct the development of rapid, low cost screening tests to enable high quality and safety standards to be met. The transfer of chemical contaminants such as melamine and dioxins and micro-organisms (Salmonella spp, Listeria monocytogenes) from feed to food will be studied using pharmacokinetic models and animal studies to provide risk assessments for regulators.

Scientific branches

  • R&D category

    AP - Applied research

  • CEP classification - main branch

    GM - Food industry

  • CEP - secondary branch

    GH - Nutrition of farm animals

  • CEP - another secondary branch

  • OECD FORD - equivalent branches <br>(according to the <a href="">converter</a>)

    21101 - Food and beverages<br>40201 - Animal and dairy science; (Animal biotechnology to be 4.4)<br>40202 - Pets

Completed project evaluation

  • Provider evaluation

    U - Uspěl podle zadání (s publikovanými či patentovanými výsledky atd.)

  • Project results evaluation

    Following the condition that the candidate of financial contribution was evaluated and afterwards selected by international provider in accordance with the rules of the program the Ministry of Education, Youth ans Sports does not realize the evaluation of project results. The project is evaluated only after its approval by an international provider.

Solution timeline

  • Realization period - beginning

    Mar 1, 2011

  • Realization period - end

    Aug 31, 2014

  • Project status

    U - Finished project

  • Latest support payment

    Mar 20, 2014

Data delivery to CEP

  • Confidentiality

    C - Předmět řešení projektu podléhá obchodnímu tajemství (§ 504 Občanského zákoníku), ale název projektu, cíle projektu a u ukončeného nebo zastaveného projektu zhodnocení výsledku řešení projektu (údaje P03, P04, P15, P19, P29, PN8) dodané do CEP, jsou upraveny tak, aby byly zveřejnitelné.

  • Data delivery code


  • Data delivery date

    Jul 2, 2015


  • Total approved costs

    1,884 thou. CZK

  • Public financial support

    1,884 thou. CZK

  • Other public sources

    0 thou. CZK

  • Non public and foreign sources

    0 thou. CZK