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Strategic impact

Health benefit

The generation of food safety criteria for the most significant food matrixes will impact the European consumer health. In fact regulatory authorities, will check compliance with the microbiological limits and reject (or take any other appropriate action) the non compliant food lots, which correspond to Standards. Furthermore food business operators, will verify efficacy of HACCP plans or good manufacturing practices which correspond to Guidelines and Specifications.

 

Economic impact

The large application of the sampling schemes developed during the BASELINE will increase the probability to detect chemical and biological risks in foods before their distribution to consumers decreasing the negative economical impact on both food producers and general society due to food recalls and foodborne diseases, respectively.

 

Scientific impact

The innovations of BASELINE will exploit: