FoodIntegrity kick-off meeting in York February 2014. Photo: FERA


Ensuring the Integrity of the European food chain

 Industrial economics  

The objective is to document fraud and develop methods to prevent fraud and misdescription of food.

Time:1. January 2014 – 31. December 2014
Financed by: European Commission 7th Framework Programme (grant 613688)
In cooperation with:38 participants, including project coordinator «The Food & Environment Research Agency» (FERA) – UK as well as AZTI – Spain and Matis –Iceland who both also work with seafood products
Contact person
Portrettbilde av Petter Olsen
Petter Olsen

Senior Scientist
Phone: +47 906 98 303


  • To provide Europe with state of the art integrated capability for detecting fraud and assuring the integrity of the food chain
  • For seafood: To design, create and begin to populate a database suitable for documenting the degree and scope of seafood misdescription in Europe
  • For seafood: To do spot checks for selected products and analyse to what degree analytically verifiable claims about seafood products are true
  • For seafood: To develop a coherent and integrated toolbox, linking seafood product claims to analytical and paper-trail methods, to facilitate verification and validation
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