Food quality and safety research: first results from FP6 - Brussels, 12 December

October 30, 2006

Brussels, October 2006

Food Quality and Safety research: first results from FP6
Brussels, 12 December 2006

On 12 December in Brussels, the European Commission will present first results from projects in the area of food quality and safety which were funded from the EU's Sixth Research Framework Programme (FP6, 2002-2006). A dozen co-operative research projects with international teams will present their newest findings related to the quality and safety of our food.

Topics presented will include cancer-risk reducing foods, organic farming, animal welfare, veterinarians and medics teaming up to make a link between food safety and public health and technological solutions for industry in improving traceability of foods. Speakers will also report on products and services ready for commercialisation, as well as work in progress and interim results with significant potential for exploitation

The thematic priority "Food Quality and Safety" within FP6 has very interesting results emerging from its most recent work, funded by the EU's research portfolio.. Over EUR 700 million so far have been invested, highlighting the importance attached to research in this area by the European Parliament, member states and the Commission. The Directorate-General for Research, will for the first time publicize these recent results.

Additional information on this press event:

* As mentioned in the programme, a press lunch will take place between 12:20 and 13:20 at the Centre A. Borschette (room t.b.c.) and will enable journalists to meet and discuss with the project coordinators.

* In addition, a limited number of seats will be made available to journalists during the entire conference (Centre A. Borschette).

DG Research

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