FRAMEWORK PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT GP/EFSA/AFSCO/2015/03 “Risk characterization of ciguatera food poisoning in Europe”
EuroCigua Project, the first one of these characteristics, is implemented through a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) and Specific Agreements (SA), and is co-funded by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
The project has a foreseen length of 4 years, from April 2016 to September 2020. The main objectives are to determine the incidence of ciguatera in Europe and the epidemiological characteristics of cases, to assess the presence of ciguatoxin in food and the environment in Europe, and to develop and validate methods for the detection, quantification and confirmation of the presence of ciguatoxin contaminated specimens. EU overseas territories in tropical areas are excluded of the scope of this project..
The project “Risk characterization of Ciguatera Food Poisoning in the EU” is a good example of scientific collaboration and sharing of scientific knowledge through a multidisciplinary team of world-renowned experts in the field of ciguatoxins. Scientific excellence, innovation and cooperation are key values of EFSA reflected in this project; and all initiatives, synergies and information related to this food-borne disease will be welcomed.