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The anti-microbial control cluster
ANTI-MICROBIAL-CLUSTER

Contract number :  
Contract type : Cluster
Total cost : € 2.818.063
EC contribution : € 1.945.012
Starting date : 1/01/2000
Duration : End: 01/01/2003
Scientific Officer : End: 01/01/2003
Project website :
http://www.afsni.ac.uk/ foodbrand
http://www.utu.fi/ research/residues
 
Background

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.

Objectives

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.

(expected) Results and achievements

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.


CLUSTER PROJECTS

QLK1-1999-00142
FoodBrand
Bound residues and nitrofuran detection: Development of rapid multi-residue screening tests and definitive multi-residue reference methods for tissue-bound residues of the EU-ban on the use of nitrofurans in food animal production
Coordinator: Dr G. Kennedy
University Belfast, UK

QLK1-1999-0313
Poultry-Check
Multi-residue screening for coccidiostat compounds used in poultry production
Coordinator: Prof. T. Lövgren
University Turku, FIN



Fifth Framework Programme

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