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1 SAFEFOODERA The Nordic Model for Cooperation of National Food Safety Research Programs Coordinated by The Nordic InnovationCentre (NICe) Stakeholder meeting with the food service sector Ljubljana 8 February 2007 Oddur Már Gunnarsson Coordinator

2 The Nordic InnovationCentre (NICe) The Nordic region The Nordic regionIcelandNorwaySwedenFinland Denmark _ Denmark _ The challenge The Nordic countries, NCM and NICe are all running research and innovation programmes on food. The food safety aspect of these research program- mes are however fragmented and the funding is both insufficient and sub optimal. The suggested solution 1) A coordinated response towards this challenge by improving co-ordination of the national/regional programmes through networking. 2) However, Food Safety is a global challenge, too large to be met by the Nordic countries acting alone.

3 2003 ERA-NET PROFORSAFE 2002 NRA-NET Processing for food safety 1993 NRA-NET NordFood NordFood The Background of the Staircase 2003 ERA-NET PERIAPT 2004 ERA-NET SAFEFOODERA

4 Global Marked

5 35 million cases of food poisoning within the EU each year, unknown number of deaths (population: 480 million) 76 million illnesses and 5000 deaths in US each year (population: 268 million) One-third of the populations of developed countries may be effected by food borne illness each year Only a fraction of outbreaks is reported Ref Ilsi

6 The SAFEFOODERA primary objective is to establish a European platform for protecting consumers against health from the consumption of food through a co-ordination action ERA-NET of 15 Member States, 3 Associated Countries and 3 regional organisations representing in total 450 million European citizens

7 The provisional strategic topics 1. Emerging risks 1. Emerging risks - A potential food or feed borne or diet-related hazard that may become a risk for human health in the (near) future. 2. Risk analysis in food safety 2. Risk analysis in food safety - Methodologies in protecting the consumers against health risks and misleading information, including crisis management, consumer perception and risk/benefit analysis. 3. Contaminants 3. Contaminants - Health risks from natural- and environmental contaminants in the food chain. 3.1 Process induced risk 3.1 Process induced risk - Health risks from chemical pollution formed during processing of foods. 4. Traceability 4. Traceability - Documented and harmonised routines for recall of food products from the value chain - Development of reliable traceability methods and systems. 5. Pathogens 5. Pathogens - Pathogen free production systems - From reactive to preventive and predictive actions.

8 Active in topic total 35 answers

9 Pathogens; 490 projects

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11 Scientific disciplines; projects

12 Project Management Group Task force Pilot call topics Task force Financial models Task force Management running program Task force Management aplication face European Steering Committee European Steering Committee Project Management Group PilotprogrmePilotprogrme Emerging risk Patogen Free Production Zoonosis Evaluation

13 Pilot programme food safety Topics Emerging risks (Common pot) Pat. free production (Common pot) Zoonosis (Virtual pot) Country Baque-country xx Cyprus xx Denmarkx* x** Germanyx x Finlandx* x Netherlandsx x Norwayxxx Portugalx x Icelandxxx Swedenx*xx** UK xX * Through NICe** Through NCM

14 Pilot programme food safety Total budget: – euro in funding Common pot: –Emerging Risk –Pathogen Free Production Systems Distributed pot: –Zoonosis Duration: –1 Year Funding members: –management & ownership ESC & PMG: –initiators and overview

15 Timeline 1. Open the call September Deadline for the applications 15th December Evaluation December – February Funding decisions Marts Kick Off 1st May Finish of the projects April 2008

16 The evaluation criteria: Relevance according to the call The chances for achieving the objectives Scientific quality Value for money Enhancing International collaborative work

17 Dialogue with stakeholders Facilitating pan-European dissemination and exploitation of research results. Time schedule SAFEFOODERA Stakeholder meetings:

18 Building on the lessons learned Call 2

19 Expanding the network New Call Era-Net + Infrastructure of pan- European interest Or ??? Where to go? The SAFEFOODERA primary objective is to establish a European platform for protecting consumers against health risks from the consumption of food !!!

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21 ERA-NET+ This could take the form of a Community top-up for joint calls of proposals (to the tune of 30% of total costs, provided a number of conditions are satisfied), where participating entities create a common fund for the purpose of the action. As such, the ERA-NET+ mechanism, which will remain a simple and flexible coordination mechanism between national or regional research programmes, could become a more effective bridge toward…..

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