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RiskBenefit4EU: Risk-Benefit Assessment of Food in Europe [EFSA Project]

Develop an harmonized Risk-Benefit assessment of food in the European Union

The international project iRiskBenefit4EU is based on Risk-Benefit assessment of foods. This thematic had been initiated at SECALIM by Jeanne-Marie Membré, with the PhD project of Géraldine Boué, currently associate professor at SECALIM.
The international project RiskBenefit4EU was launched on the 17th January 2018, at a kick-off meeting in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy.
RiskBenefit4EU is funded by EFSA and coordinated by the National Institute of Health Dr Paula Alvito (INSA), in a joint initiative of 5 organizations from 3 EU member states:

  • INSA, Portugal,
  • Economic and Food Safety Authority (ASAE), Portugal,
  • Faculty of Food Sciences and Nutrition, University of Porto (UPORTO), Portugal,
  • Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France
  • National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark.

RiskBenefit4EU is based on the motto "Partnering to strengthen the risk-benefit assessment within EU using a holistic approach". It aims to strengthen the EU capacity to assess and integrate consumers food risks and benefits in the areas of microbiological, nutritional and chemical components through the development of a harmonized framework that will be available to EU member states organizations. This tool will allow evidence scientifically Risk-Benefit optimization regarding diseases prevention and public health promotion.

Key-words: risk-benefit assessment - quantitative microbiological risk-assessment - integrative approach - Microbiology, Chemistry, Nutrition - Food