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Recommendations for improved procedures for securing consumer oriented food safety and quality of certified organic foods from plough to plate
ORGANIC HACCP

Contract number : QLK1-2002-02245
Contract type : Concerted Action
Total cost : Under negotiation
EC contribution : Under negotiation
Starting date : not yet determined
Duration : 24 Months
Scientific Officer : Antonio di Giulio
Project website : not yet available
Coordinator
Dr Kirsten Brandt
Danish Institute of Horticultural Sciences
Department of Horticulture
Kirstinebjergvej 10
5792 Aarslev
Denmark
Tel.: +45-63-904244
Fax: +45-63-904395
E-mail: kirsten.brandt @ agrsci.dk
Background

The proposal aims to provide an overview of consumer concerns in terms of on organic food in different European regions, and a conceptual framework for setting future research in perspective. It will establish a database of existing procedures and relevant control points for selected organic food production chains, prepared for extension with additional commodity groups and updated procedures, and provide a systematic assessment of the Critical Control Points of the chains and the possibilities for improvements. It will produce and disseminate information material with recommendations for improvements of procedures and control, to the stakeholders involved (consumers, regulating bodies, sales outlets, distributors, producers and safety authorities), and define the most important areas where additional research is needed.

Objectives
  • To provide an overview of consumer concerns in terms of organic food in different European regions, and a conceptual framework for setting future research in perspective;
  • To establish a database of existing procedures and relevant control points for selected organic food production chains, prepared for extension with additional commodity groups and updated procedures;
  • To provide a systematic assessment of the Critical Control Points of the chains and the possibility of improvements;
  • To produce and disseminate information material with recommendations for improvements of procedures and control, to the stakeholders involved;
  • To define the most important research needs on subjects where current knowledge does not yield a sufficiently firm basis for practical recommendations, and disseminate this information to researchers and research policy makers.
(expected) Results and achievements
  • A review of consumer concerns and criteria as regards organic agriculture;
  • A data set describing the chains of production and distribution for organic products for 9 commodities in 5 to 10 regions;
  • Assessment of Critical Control Points for 7 types of consumer criteria;
  • Assembly of recommendations based on these assessments and dissemination to producers, consumers, authorities, researchers and other stakeholders.

Partners

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
Division of Crop Protection
Ackerstrasse
5070 Frick
Switzerland
Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University
Research Department of Human Nutrition
Rolighedsvej 30
1958 Frederiksberg C
Denmark
Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche
Institute of Food Science and Technology
Via Roma 52
83100 Avellino
Italy
The University of Aberdeen
Department of Medical Microbiology
Polwarth Building, Forsterhill
AB25 2ZD Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Biological Agriculture
Rinnb÷ckstr. 15
1110 Wien
Austria
Universidade de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Department of Plant Sciences and Agricultural Engineering
Quinta de Prados
5001-911 Vila Real
Portugal
Agro Eco Consultancy BV
P.B. 63
6720 AB Bennekom
The Netherlands
The National Institute for Consumer Research
Research Department
Strandveien 35
1325 Lysaker
Norway


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