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General speaking, it is considered a food incident as a situation within the food supply chain where there is a possible or confirmed risk associated with the consumption of a food. Moreover, a food recall is an action taken by a food business to remove unsafe food from distribution, sale and consumption, in a quickly way in order to protect public health and safety. Food recalls are a major concern for the food industry. In recent years, the number of identified and reported incidents of contaminated food products has dramatically increased, posing serious health and economic consequences. In some countries incidents of...
Date: 10/07/2019 - 09:30 | ACTTiVAte
Devastating pathogen-borne diseases and plagues in nature, both viral and bacterial, have affected humans since the beginning of human history. Until the mid-20th century, bacterial pneumonia was probably the leading cause of death among elderly people. Improved sanitation, vaccines and antibiotics, have all decreased mortality rates from bacterial infections, although the war against bacterial diseases has no foreseeable end. A study developed by experts at ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) and the Burden of AMR Collaborative Group,(Study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases for EU/EEA...
Date: 01/07/2019 - 10:02 | ACTTiVAte
In the mark of the FIT4FoF project, we have created a questionnaire to provide a detailed picture of the skills gaps. The partner in charge of the creation of the survey is the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (IPB) from Portugal, with the feedback and comments of the consortium partners. This survey will be available until July 31st in the link you will find at the end of the article. This questionnaire serves to help on the identification of shortages and mismatches in skills or knowledge and competencies in advanced manufacturing, including digital capabilities. From the FIT4FoF team we encourage anyone to share the...
Date: 08/07/2019 - 12:05 | FIT4FoF
In a bid to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the European food industry, thirteen partners from eight countries have joined forces in the S3FOOD project. S3FOOD, coordinated by Flanders' FOOD, will supply €3.9 million to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the food industry, make better use of digital technology. The project partners will focus on facilitating and accelerating the use of smart sensor systems for improved quality control, better resource efficiency and a higher level of food safety and traceability – all important steps towards solving central challenges in the agri-food system.
Date: 08/07/2019 - 07:57 | S3FOOD
INNOVATION & MATCHMAKING TOUR TO BRAZIL Enrich in Brazil is organising a Innovation and Matchmaking tour to Brazil next September. This is a unique networking opportunity for European organizations operating in the area of Bioeconomy, (Renewable) Energies and technologies applied to these sectors! The ANPEI Conference 2019 is part of the programme - known as one of the main conferences in Brazil when it comes to Innovation! Details: WHERE: Foz do Iguaçu and Curitiba (Brazil) WHEN: 23 - 27 September 2019 PRICE: 180€ (participation fee). This does not include airline tickets to and from Brazil & domestic flights,...
Date: 05/07/2019 - 14:14 | Enrich in Brazil
PARSEC is an EU project which aspires to provide start-ups and SMEs with the necessary resources to develop and launch Earth Observation (EO) based products and services into the market. This will be realised through a comprehensive acceleration programme, offering a total of €2.5 Million euro equity-free funding to applicants, alongside coaching, training and market entry support. The project focuses on three emerging sectors: food, energy and environment. PARSEC activities were officially launched on May 21st, 2019 in Brussels and will be running for the next 2.5 years. Why PARSEC? The advent of the Big Data era,...
Date: 03/07/2019 - 09:25 | PARSEC
PARSEC activities were officially launched on the 21st of May in Brussels. PARSEC accelerator will be running for the next 2.5 years and aspires to provide start-ups and SMEs with the necessary resources to develop and launch Earth Observation (EO) based products and services into the market.
Date: 03/07/2019 - 09:11 | PARSEC
PARSEC had a pleasure to be a part of official Kick-Off meeting of projects from INNOSUP-01-2018-2020 Call which took place on the 20th of May 2019. PARSEC and other projects aim to develop new cross-sectoral industrial value chains across the EU by building and boosting the innovation potential of European SMEs.
Date: 03/07/2019 - 08:54 | PARSEC
CONTEXT, led by AEI TÈXTILS, has organized its first training school, which will take place from 17th to 20th September in Rethymno (Crete, Greece). The training school, for up to 15 students, will be dedicated to the last developments in advanced textile materials in building&living and in personal protective equipment. For the students’ selection, CONTEXT has opened a call, which will close on 10th July. A grant of 1.100 EUR (900 EUR for residents in Greece) will be provided as a contribution to the travelling costs, accommodation and subsistence during the Training School. Trainees must be engaged in an official...
Date: 02/07/2019 - 10:43 | CONTEXT
Call for Applications ENRICH your Research Commercialization Potential and Network Entrepreneurial Skills Development Program (ESDP) August 22– 28, 2019 Rolling Application opens: June 13, 2019 | Call closes: August 7, 2019 – 23h59 CET APPLY HERE The call for application will close once the candidate capacity of 20 is reached. ENRICH in the USA is launching its first Entrepreneurial Skills Development Program for researchers. We provide you the skill trainings necessary to spark your entrepreneurial mindset and boost your research impact. This call is open to early stage and mid-career researchers based in the EU Member...
Date: 21/06/2019 - 13:19 | ENRICH in the USA

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