This loose cluster brings together 13 research partners from nine European countries in the quest to establish a cost effective and time efficient measurement and control system by equally obtaining more knowledge on bound residues of anti-microbial substances. Two complementary multi-centre European projects are included in this loose cluster. For more details, please see the description of the projects elsewhere in this catalogue.
The overall objective of this loose cluster is to coordinate efforts in establishing a cost effective and time efficient measurement and control system for anti-microbial substances. In addition, the aim is to combine and evaluate the gained knowledge on bound residues of anti-microbial substances and the possible impact of such bound residues on the health of the consumer in the light of the Community Activities related to anti-microbials.
The cost effective and time efficient measurement and control strategies generated by this cluster will be discussed, evaluated and disseminated to target audiences, such as consumer groups, and various other end-users. Consequently, one FoodBrand Consumer Workshop was held in Brussels on the 25th and 26th September 2001. This event actively involved also representatives from various Directorate Generals of the Commission, the EC's Food and Veterinary Office in Dublin, National and Community Reference Laboratories for Veterinary Medicines, and different consumer sector groups.