The feedsafety Platform initiative
- Dardenne, P. (2007). The feedsafety Platform initiative. CRA-W. Proceedings in: FEED SAFETY International Conference 2007: Methods and Challenges, Namur - Belgique, 27-28/11/2007, 14.
|Year of conference
|The feedsafety Platform initiative
|FEED SAFETY International Conference 2007: Methods and Challenges
|Namur - Belgique
|For 10 years, the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W), the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC-IRMM) and the Dutch RIKILT - Institute of Food Safety have acquired expertise in the development and validation of analytical methods for the detection, identification and quantification of animal proteins and contaminants in feedingstuffs. In 2001, they worked together in the framework of two FP5 European Projects: SIMBAG-FEED, "Screening and identification methods for official control of banned antibiotics and growth promoters in feedingstuffs", coordinated by RIKILT and STRATFEED, "Strategies and methods to detect and quantify mammalian tissues in feedingstuffs", coordinated by CRA-W. At the end of this project, in 2004, the CRA-W organised a 1st international symposium entitled "Food and feed safety in the context of prion diseases" in collaboration with the JRC-IRMM, the Belgian Food Agency (AFSCA) and the Walloon Agrobiopole (Agrobiopôle). After this project, the CRA-W continued to work on those topics together with the JRC-IRMM and RIKILT through the organisation of several interlaboratory studies and training sessions. In May 2006, they decided to join their efforts to create the Feed Safety Platform. This platform aims to gather institutes and stakeholders working to the use, development and validation of analytical methods for the feed sector. In December 2006, the three institutes met again for a new FP6 European Project SAFEED-PAP, "Detection of presence of species-specific processed animal proteins in animal feed", coordinated by CRA-W. In the framework of this project, a website (www.feedsafety.org) has been developed to provide the dissemination of the results and the communication inside and outside the Feed Safety Platform. The Feed safety staff is ready to collaborate with you, offering a complete platform with all the communication tools useful for the dissemination of your activities. We are open to receive your contribution to "feed" the feed safety platform.
|Dardenne Pierre, Quality Department of Agro-food Products, Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W), Chaussée de Namur, 24, B-5030 Gembloux, email@example.com