WELCOME to ECsafeSEAFOOD!
|TITLE:||Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and public perception|
|PROGRAMME:||FP7, Cooperation, Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (KBBE)|
|INSTRUMENT:||Combination of Collaborative projects and Coordination and Support Actions (CP-CSA)|
|DURATION:||February 2013 – January 2017|
|COORDINATOR:||Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), Portugal|
|CONSORTIUM:||18 partners from 10 countries|
Seafood has been recognised as a high-quality, healthy and safe food type and is one of the most important food commodities consumed worldwide. However, seafood, like other types of food, can also be a source of harmful environmental contaminants with potential to impact on human health.
ECsafeSEAFOOD will assess food safety issues related to priority contaminants present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination (including those originating from harmful algal blooms and those associated with marine litter) and evaluate their impact on public health. ECsafeSEAFOOD will provide scientific evidence to serve as a basis for further development of common food safety, public health and environmental policies and measures, by seeking to establish a quantitative link between the contamination of the marine environment and that of seafood.