ECSAFESEAFOOD

"Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and public perception"

 Coordinatore INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP 

 Organization address address: RUA C AO AEROPORTO
city: LISBOA
postcode: 1749 077

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ana
Cognome: Bernardo
Email: send email
Telefono: 351218000000
Fax: 351218000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Portugal [PT]
 Totale costo 5˙085˙238 €
 EC contributo 3˙999˙874 €
 Programma FP7-KBBE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology
 Code Call FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
 Funding Scheme CP-TP
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-02-01   -   2017-01-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP

 Organization address address: RUA C AO AEROPORTO
city: LISBOA
postcode: 1749 077

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ana
Cognome: Bernardo
Email: send email
Telefono: 351218000000
Fax: 351218000000

PT (LISBOA) coordinator 497˙215.00
2    DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: Anker Engelundsvej 1, Building 101A
city: KONGENS LYNGBY
postcode: 2800

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Kit
Cognome: Granby
Email: send email
Telefono: 4535887474
Fax: 4535887448

DK (KONGENS LYNGBY) participant 373˙080.00
3    FUNDACION AZTI/AZTI FUNDAZIOA

 Organization address address: Txatxarramendi Ugartea z/g
city: SUKARRIETA (BIZKAIA)
postcode: 48395

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jose Angel
Cognome: Hormaetxea
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 946574000
Fax: +34 946572555

ES (SUKARRIETA (BIZKAIA)) participant 340˙867.00
4    UNIVERSITEIT GENT

 Organization address address: SINT PIETERSNIEUWSTRAAT 25
city: GENT
postcode: 9000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Margo
Cognome: Baele
Email: send email
Telefono: 3292643106
Fax: 3292643583

BE (GENT) participant 318˙294.00
5    INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES.

 Organization address address: Passeig de Gracia, 44 3 planta
city: BARCELONA
postcode: 8007

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jordi
Cognome: De La Cuesta
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 934674040
Fax: +34 934674042

ES (BARCELONA) participant 289˙690.00
6    Nome Ente NON disponibile

 Organization address address: CALLE PIC DE PEGUERA 15
city: Girona
postcode: 17004

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jaume
Cognome: Alemany
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 972 183 380
Fax: +34 972 183 248

ES (Girona) participant 274˙068.00
7    VETERINAERINSTITUTTET - NORWEGIAN VETERINARY INSTITUTE

 Organization address address: ULLEVALSVEIEN 68
city: OSLO
postcode: 454

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Eliann
Cognome: Egaas
Email: send email
Telefono: 4723216211
Fax: 4723216201

NO (OSLO) participant 261˙365.00
8    STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

 Organization address address: Costerweg 50
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6701BH

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Michiel
Cognome: Kotterman
Email: send email
Telefono: 317487132

NL (WAGENINGEN) participant 253˙470.00
9    UNIVERZA V MARIBORU

 Organization address address: Slomskov trg 15
city: MARIBOR
postcode: 2000

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Avrelija
Cognome: Cencic
Email: send email
Telefono: 38623305872
Fax: 38623305861

SI (MARIBOR) participant 248˙498.00
10    EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK

 Organization address address: Burgemeester van Gansberghelaan 96
city: Merelbeke
postcode: 9820

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Bart
Cognome: Sonck
Email: send email
Telefono: 3292722604
Fax: 3292722601

BE (Merelbeke) participant 243˙320.00
11    UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

 Organization address address: CARRER DE ESCORXADOR
city: TARRAGONA
postcode: 43003

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Rosa
Cognome: Sola I Alberich
Email: send email
Telefono: 34977558015
Fax: 34977558022

ES (TARRAGONA) participant 198˙920.00
12    AquaTT UETP Ltd

 Organization address address: PLEASANTS STREET
city: Dublin
postcode: Dublin 8

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Emma
Cognome: Bello Gomez
Email: send email
Telefono: 35316449008

IE (Dublin) participant 174˙047.00
13    "ICETA INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS, TECNOLOGIAS E AGROAMBIENTE DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO"

 Organization address address: Rua D. Manuel II Ap.55142
city: Porto
postcode: 4051-401

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Maria José
Cognome: Cunha
Email: send email
Telefono: 351226000000
Fax: 351226000000

PT (Porto) participant 174˙040.00
14    AEIFORIA SRL

 Organization address address: VIA ANTONIO GRAMSCI 22
city: FIDENZA
postcode: 43036

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Frederico
Cognome: Ferrari
Email: send email
Telefono: 3905230000000
Fax: 3905230000000

IT (FIDENZA) participant 86˙615.00
15    POLYINTELL SAS

 Organization address address: voie de l'innovation
city: Val de Reuil
postcode: 27100

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Sami
Cognome: Bayoudh
Email: send email
Telefono: 33232093270
Fax: 33232596101

FR (Val de Reuil) participant 81˙009.00
16    HORTIMARE PROJECTS & CONSULTANCY BV

 Organization address address: E DE BOER VAN RIJKPRK 20
city: HEERHUGOWAARD
postcode: 1705 LN

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Job
Cognome: Schipper
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 6 29 23 78 45

NL (HEERHUGOWAARD) participant 58˙260.00
17    DAN SALMON AS

 Organization address address: OSTHAVNSVEJ 12
city: HIRTSHALS
postcode: 9850

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Djurhuus
Cognome: Djurhuus Jogvan
Email: send email
Telefono: 4598945070
Fax: 4598945270

DK (HIRTSHALS) participant 53˙840.00
18    ASSOCIATION REUNIONNAISE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE L'AQUACULTURE

 Organization address address: PISTE FORESTIERE DU GOL LES SABLES
city: L'ETANG SALE
postcode: 97427

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Christophe
Cognome: Gueguen
Email: send email
Telefono: 262262000000
Fax: 262262000000

FR (L'ETANG SALE) participant 48˙112.04
19    AGENCE POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LA VALORISATION MARINE

 Organization address address: RUE MAXIME RIVIERE 2
city: SAINTE CLOTILDE
postcode: 97490

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jean Pascal
Cognome: Quod
Email: send email
Telefono: 262262000000
Fax: 262262000000

FR (SAINTE CLOTILDE) participant 25˙163.96

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Seafood has been recognized as a high quality, healthy and safe food item. Yet, some seafood can accumulate environmental contaminants with potential impact on human health. Limited information is available for those without maximum limits set by authorities for seafood, like priority contaminants, biotoxins from harmful algal blooms and marine litter. In order to increase seafood safety to consumers and reduce human health risks, ECsafeSEAFOOD aims to assess safety issues mainly related to non-regulated priority contaminants and evaluate their impact on public health.

ECsafeSEAFOOD addresses these objectives with eight work packages (WPs) targeting priority environmental contaminants, including biotoxins from harmful algal blooms and marine litter. WP1 will elaborate a database with relevant information required for risk assessment gathered from literature and national monitoring programmes. WP2 will monitor contaminants in seafood using an ambitious sampling strategy following the recommendations of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (Descriptor 9) and assess the effect of seafood processing/cooking on contaminants. In WP3, risk assessment (with data from WP1-2) and mitigation strategies will be implemented to reduce the impact of risky contaminants on human health. WP4 will develop fast screening/detection methods for relevant contaminants tailored to suit stakeholders needs to promote consumers’ confidence in seafood. WP5 will carry out the toxicological characterization of contaminated seafood in realistic conditions and will use alternative toxicological methods to provide tools for the risk assessment (WP3). WP6 will assess the links between the level of contaminants in the environment and that in seafood through controlled trials and case-study species, taking into account the effect of climate changes. WP7 details a strategy for education, training with clear and practical dissemination of results. WP8 will ensure efficient project management.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the availability of safe and high-quality seafood. An EU initiative is evaluating the potential impact of seafood contaminants on health in order to increase safety and mitigate health risks.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Water pollution is calling into question the condition of marine environments and their effect on seafood safety and public health. The links between levels of contaminants in water sources and levels in seafood are not yet fully understood. More research is needed on the transmission of contaminants from bodies of water to seafood.

With EU funding, the 'Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: Safety assessment, impact and public perception' (http://www.ecsafeseafood.eu/ecsafeseafood-homepage-2 (ECSAFESEAFOOD)) project is addressing the challenge of evaluating seafood safety issues concerning contaminants that may be present because of environmental pollution. It is also assessing the influence these contaminants have on humans so as to enhance seafood risk management and spread public awareness.

During the first reporting period, project partners set up an online database with relevant information about contaminants from existing literature and national monitoring programmes. Contaminants were then classified, ranked and prioritised according to seafood concentration levels and toxicity. Based on this information, researchers have selected for analysis the main chemicals that pose a potential risk for the European seafood consumer.

A sampling strategy was implemented to collect, process and distribute samples of contaminants to project members for assessment. The suitability of freeze-dried samples for all methods of analysis was verified, and contaminants in freeze-dried samples were tested.

A pan-European survey has been conducted in Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Portugal to better understand consumer preferences and concerns regarding seafood safety.

The team has begun developing new tools to make assessment of the existence of environmental contaminants in seafood products easier and faster. It has also started testing the toxicological impact of previously identified contaminants in selected seafood products.

ECSAFESEAFOOD will ultimately minimise health risks, boost confidence in seafood shoppers and encourage responsible consumption across Europe.

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