Risk assessment and traceability in food industry safety

The goal of the project was to improve risk management in the food chain by developing risk assessment methods and creating tools for risk management. The project resulted practical methods for risk evaluation at the end of the food chain (retail, consumer), information for risk assessments and for focusing risk management on the distribution from the factory to the consumer. A risk profile was provided for the norovirus, and traceability methods that are used in the industry were evaluated.

Research group

Pirkko Tuominen (Evira)
Liisa Sunila-Elosuo (Evira)
Mikko Tuominen (Evira)
Stina Eklund-Uusitalo (Evira)
Hanna Salonen (Evira)
Kaarina Aarnisalo (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
Laura Raaska (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland )
Antti Alavuotunki (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
Minna Nissilä (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
Nina Wessberg (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
Raija Koivisto (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)

Participants

Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Biotechnology
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Product Research and Development
Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes)
Finnish Food Research Foundation
Finnish Grocery Trade Association
Ravintoraisio

Expert partners

Allergy and Asthma Foundation
First Life Science