Projects

Co-Extra Project - Home Page

GM and non-GM supply chains: their CO-EXistence and TRAceability programme. European Commission four-year project to develop tools for decision-support systems aimed at enabling co-existence between GM and non GM (conventional and organic) crops and... | Read more...

GeoTraceAgri - Geographical Traceability in Agriculture

European Commission prototype system designed to help consumers, farmers and other parties trace the geographic origin of food at all stages of production GeoTraceAgri aims to take advantage of advances in ICTs, satellite imaging and mapping to enable real-time tracking and traceability. | Read more...

DNA-TRACK : Traceability of DNA fragments through the food chain by DNA/PNA techniques: application

EU project investigating traceability of DNA fragments through the food chain by DNA/PNA techniques in application to novel foods. Link | Read more...

PETER - Promoting European Traceability Excellence & Research

Umbrella project consolidating research from the EU's eight key traceability programmes. The project comprises an inner network of TRACE, Co-Extra, SEAFOODPlus, GTIS CAP, GeoTraceAgri, DNA-Track, Oliv-TRACK, ALCUEFOOD and FoodTrace. | Read more...

OLIV-TRACK, Traceability of origin and authenticity of olive oil

European Commission project covering the traceability of origin and authenticity of olive oil by genomic and metabolomic approaches. Forensic tests on olive oils aim to identify and ultimately discourage fraudulent olive oil adulteration. Link | Read more...

FoodTrace

Although European Union traceability legislation came into force in 2005, the means of achieving full traceability has not been determined. FoodTrace, a European Commission project seeks to find a common approach and deliver a generic framework based... | Read more...

TRACE project

European Commission project aiming to improve the health and well-being of European citizens by delivering improved traceability of food products. The five-year European Commission project aims to develop cost-effective analytical methods integrated... | Read more...

GTIS-CAP: Geotraceability Integrated System for the CAP

European Commission project aiming to define and validate an integrated information system that will serve the European and national administrative bodies in charge of the Common Agricultural Policy and the producers of vegetal products for consumers and for livestock. | Read more...

SEAFOODplus

European Commission project assessing validated traceability systems for the seafood sector in order to apply a total chain approach from the live fish to the consumer product. Link | Read more...

E- FRUITRACE

European project that provides an internet-based Europe-wide traceability solution for the fruit sector, unifying the various incompatible traceability platforms in the sector in different countries. Link | Read more...

UK Food Standards Agency - Q01091: Traceability of origin and authenticity of olive oil by combined

Olive oil product quality is mainly linked to its organoleptic properties and to its chemical composition (i.e., acidity determining whether oils are 'virgin' or 'extra-virgin'), while its market value is also affected by the country of production of both olives and oil. | Read more...

Project: Klein Karoo Co-operative in South Africa

The Klein Karoo Co-operative has RFID-tagged 100,000 ostriches as part of a traceability system that now enables them to export meat and leather to the EU. Handheld pcs were used by the veterinarians to record the date of inoculation, where it took place and which batch of medicine was used. Link | Read more...

Project: Practical Action – RFID, GPS, GIS livestock identification and trace-back system, Kenya

Practical Action (previously the Intermediate Technology Development Group) are introducing a RFID, GPS and GIS tmbased livestock identification and trace-back system amongst pastoralists in the Mandera district, based on a similar system originally developed in Botswana. Link | Read more...

TIRDO trains tea farmers on traceability

Experts from the Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organization and from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) have recently been educating farmers and processors of tea and coffee in the Iringa, Mbeya and Ruvuma regions on... | Read more...

Using IT for identity preservation and traceability to transform the Philippine aquarium trade

The Marine Aquarium Council (MAC), a US-based NGO, is implementing a web-based information system to enhance identity preservation and traceability capacity within the Philippines' marine aquarium trade. Collectors will use PDAs to to capture and transmit data to the exporters. Link | Read more...

China fixes RFID tags on pigs track epidemics

A pilot RFID program in China conducted by the Sichuan Chunyuan Group piggery has attached RFID tags to he bodies of 1000 live pigs in Sichuan to help track epidemics. This is the first time that RFID technology has been adopted in pig breeding in China. Link | Read more...

Utz Kapeh programme – fair-trade coffee traceability

Utz Kapeh, 'good coffee' in a Mayan language, is a leading coffee certification programme. Founded by Guatemalan coffee producers and Dutch retail giant Ahold, the programme implements a global standard for socially and environmentally responsible coffee growing and sourcing. Link | Read more...

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