Healthy and Safe Food for the Future

FutureFood6 is a Specific Support Action (SSA) project financed by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). It will help to assist the total food chain in Central and Eastern European countries to reach international quality and safety standards, and in turn, enhance European competitiveness as a whole by developing an industry, which is synonymous with safety, diversity, sophistication and products of high quality.

The objectives of the project are:

  1. to promote a new decision-making culture among managers and policy-makers in order to put quality and safety issues into the centre of the total food chain management
  2. to identify future key technologies and new business models to promote the quality and safety requirements in food production, by establishing a Food Quality and Safety Platform in CEE countries

Food quality and safety are crucial aspects of human life and are, therefore, prime policy objectives of the EU. Food quality and safety have to be secured through technologies and regulations with regard to inputs, production processes, outputs, transportation, storage, packaging, labeling, documentation of origin and the like, for creating an adequate infrastructure for food markets and their smooth development. The food industries in the CEE are undergoing sweeping ownership, technological, organizational and financial changes. The new decision-making processes should put a strong emphasis on safety and quality standards. Substantial changes in financial services, wholesale markets, commodities exchange, price information, transportation facilities and infrastructure are also needed.

The FutureFood6 project is financed by the European Commission´s 6th Framework Programme and is being coordinated by UNIDO.

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