Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 536100
Sist endret: 6. november 2019 14:16

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 536100
Sist endret: 6. november 2019 14:16
Prosjekt

ECsafeSEAFOOD - Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and public perception

prosjektleder

Antonio Marqués
ved Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Biokjemi • Toksikologi • Analytisk kjemi • Cellebiologi

Emneord

Algetoksiner • Mikroplast • Sjømat • Miljøgifter • Mattrygghet

Kategorier

Prosjektkategori

  • Anvendt forskning

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. februar 2013 Slutt: 31. januar 2017

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

ECsafeSEAFOOD - Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and public perception

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

Seafood has been recognized as a high quality, healthy and safe food item. Yet, some seafood can accumulate environmental contaminants with potential impact on human health. Limited information is available for those without maximum limits set by authorities for seafood, like priority contaminants, biotoxins from harmful algal blooms and marine litter. In order to increase seafood safety to consumers and reduce human health risks, ECsafeSEAFOOD aims to assess safety issues mainly related to nonregulated priority contaminants and evaluate their impact on public health.

ECsafeSEAFOOD addresses these objectives with eight work packages (WPs) targeting priority environmental contaminants, including biotoxins from harmful algal blooms and marine litter. WP1 will elaborate a database with relevant information required for risk assessment gathered from literature and national monitoring programmes. WP2 will monitor contaminants in seafood using an ambitious sampling strategy following the recommendations of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (Descriptor 9) and assess the effect of seafood processing/cooking on contaminants. In WP3, risk assessment (with data from WP1-2) and mitigation strategies will be implemented to reduce the impact of risky contaminants on human health. WP4 will develop fast screening/detection methods for relevant contaminants tailored to suit stakeholders needs to promote consumers’ confidence in seafood. WP5 will carry out the toxicological characterization of contaminated seafood in realistic conditions and will use alternative toxicological methods to provide tools for the risk assessment (WP3). WP6 will assess the links between the level of contaminants in the environment and that in seafood through controlled trials and case-study species, taking into account the effect of climate changes. WP7 details a strategy for education, training with clear and practical dissemination of results. WP8 will ensure efficient project management.

Metode

Overall objective

Assess food safety issues related to priority contaminants present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination (including those originating from harmful algal blooms and those associated with marine litter) and evaluate their impact on public health, contributing to the improvement of seafood risk management and risk communication.

Specific objectives

  • Monitor the presence of priority environmental contaminants in the environment and in seafood and prioritize those contaminants that are real hazards and present at levels relevant for human health.
  • Quantify the transfer of relevant priority environmental contaminants between the environment and seafood, taking into account the effect of climate change.
  • Optimize methods for the detection and quantification of emerging toxins from harmful algal blooms.
  • Study the effect of processing / cooking on the behaviour of priority environmental contaminants in seafood.
  • Investigate what information is needed and how it should be disseminated, in coordination with risk managers, to the general public and to vulnerable groups of consumers in order to reduce public health risks from seafood consumption, and test the possible impact of dissemination on public opinion.
  • Develop further understanding of the public health impacts of these chemical hazards, through the toxicological characterization of the selected seafood contaminants in realistic conditions, i.e. assessing synergistic and antagonistic effects between contaminants, and analysing real seafood product samples before and after undergoing processing and culinary treatment.
  • Perform risk assessments in order to measure the potential impact of seafood contaminants on public health using in-depth probabilistic exposure tools.
  • Develop mitigation measures to be implemented by risk managers, like an online tool for different stakeholders (i.e., general public, doctors and food producers) and guidelines, and assess innovative mitigation technologies on fish and environment at pilot scale (e.g. phycoremediation).
  • Effectively inform, communicate and disseminate the project outputs to the key stakeholders (particularly policy makers and food producers) and the wider consumers, as well as the general safety of most seafood, in order to reduce the public health risks.
  • Develop, validate and provide new tools to make the assessment of the presence of environmental contaminants in seafood products easier and faster.
  • Confirm/refine the European Maximum Reference Levels (MRLs) in seafood for those contaminants or biotoxins that are real hazards and for which no legislation exists or the information is still insufficient.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Antonio Marqués

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera

Eliann Egaas

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Forskningsgruppe toksinologi ved Veterinærinstituttet

Christopher Owen Miles

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Kjemi ved Veterinærinstituttet

Ingunn Anita Samdal

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Kjemi ved Veterinærinstituttet

Morten Sandvik

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Kjemi ved Veterinærinstituttet
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Resultater Resultater

A Practical ELISA for Azaspiracids in Shellfish via Development of a New Plate-Coating Antigen.

Samdal, Ingunn Anita; Løvberg, Kjersti Eriksen; Kristoffersen, Anja Bråthen; Briggs, Lyn R.; Kilcoyne, Jane; Forsyth, Craig J.; Miles, Christopher Owen. 2019, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. VETINST, NRC-CNRC, TOSU, MARINE, AGRESVitenskapelig artikkel

Detection of azaspiracids in mussels using electrochemical immuosensors for fast screening in monitoring programs.

Leonardo, Sandra; Kilcoyne, Jane; Samdal, Ingunn Anita; Miles, Christopher Owen; O'Sullivan, Ciara K; Diogène, Jorge; Campas, Mònicà. 2018, Sensors and actuators. B, Chemical. ICREA, NRC-CNRC, VETINST, IRTA, URiV, MARINEVitenskapelig artikkel

Occurrence of cyclic imines in European commercial seafood and consumers risk assessment.

Rambla-Alegre, Maria; Miles, Christopher Owen; de la Iglesia, Pablo; Fernandez-Tejedor, Margarita; Jacobs, S.; Sioen, I; Verbeke, Wim; Samdal, Ingunn Anita; Sandvik, Morten; Barbosa, Vera mfl.. 2018, Environmental Research. PORTUGAL, UG, VETINST, NRC-CNRC, IRTA, DTU, IRLAND, UvM, ITALIA, IMARESVitenskapelig artikkel

Evaluation of cyclic imines in commercial shellfish samples in Europe.

Rambla, Maria; del Rio, Vanessa; Miles, Christopher Owen; Samdal, Ingunn Anita; Fernandez, Maria; de la Iglesia, Pablo; Barbosa, Vera; Tediosi, Alice; Madorran, Eneko; Calis, Tanja mfl.. 2016, Aquaculture Europe 16. VETINST, IRTA, DTUVitenskapelig foredrag

Direct electrochemical immunoassay for azaspiracids detection using magnetic beads as antibody supports.

Leonardo, Sandra; Samdal, Ingunn Anita; Kilcoyne, Jane; Miles, Christopher Owen; Rambla, Maria; Diogene, Jorge; O'Sullivan, Clara K.; Campas, David Bigas. 2016, Biosensors 2016. VETINSTPoster
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