Project

Impact of climate change and globalisation on safety of fresh produce - governing a supply chain of uncompromised food sovereignty

Acronym
VEG-i-TRADE
Duration
01 May 2010 → 30 April 2015
Funding
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Social sciences
    • Communication sciences
    • Journalism and professional writing
    • Media studies
    • Other media and communications
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
food safety globalisation climate change fresh produce
 
Project description

Veg-i-Trade addresses challenges and problems related to food safety within the global supply chain of fresh produce. Veg-i-Trade (multidisciplinary project, 23 partners, UGent is coordinator) assesses the risks, risk factors and the impact of control measures of chemical and microbiological food safety hazards. A broad range of tools is being applied such as risk assessment models, sampling and analysis plans, field studies (pre- and post-harvest), diagnostic instruments and risk communication.