Policy Themes

Food safety and security

Securing the food chains against major deliberate, accidental or natural CBRN contamination is another key concern and important security priority of the EU member states. The Decision 1082/2013/EU requests measures to prevent food supply related threats regarding communicable disease and health issue. Projects look at border threats, focusing on the food chain security. An example project deals with the development of a network of distributed detection devices, capable of rapid, on-site detection of multiple agent kinds, CBR agents with high sensitivity & specificity throughout most vulnerable stages of food supply chain (farms, collection centers, wholesalers…).

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Details of projects in this theme can be found on the JRC database