We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
JRC scientists have developed the first comprehensive inventory of publicly available tools that are ready to be used for nanomaterial safety assessment.
The European Commission Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality produces, collects and collates information, makes sense of it, and transforms it into knowledge, which shall inform policy making to ensure and protect the authenticity and quality of food supplied in the EU. It is collectively operated by the Directorate-General Joint Research Centre and the Directorates-General regulating the feed-food chain and protecting consumer rights.
The Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality aims at:
The complexity and broad range of our food supply chain requires sophisticated analytical methods and strategies of detection.
Explicit knowledge related to appropriate methods of analysis, composition of food commodities and ingredients, DNA sequence information, spectral fingerprints, etc, is a prerequisite for forensic work to detect adulterated food and provide evidence for litigation.
JRC publishes every month a summary of articles on Food Fraud and Adulteration, content is retrieved mainly from the JRC tool Medisys