Providing assurance to consumers and other stakeholders about the safety, authenticity and quality of European food (integrity) is of prime importance in adding value to the European Agri-food economy.
The integrity of European foods is under constant threat from fraudulently labelled imitations that try to exploit the added value. FOODINTEGRITY will rationalise and harmonise capability to provide a coherent structure and process for assuring the food supply.
facilitate the sharing of information between stakeholder groups regarding European food integrity;
establish processes for harmonising & exploiting existing databases;
establish a methodology to address stakeholder needs;
identify research gaps by procuring and delivering €3M of commissioned projects;
establish a self-sustaining Food-fraud early warning system for identifying emerging fraud risks;
and establish a self-sustaining worldwide network of stakeholders to ensure maximum uptake of the project legacy.