Project: Academia - Industry Links in Food Safety and Quality

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
FOODLINKS 2009 1064429.0 JP 158714 - 2009 3 years Regional finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
January 15, 2009 January 14, 2013 July 14, 2013 http://www.foodlinks.eu/

Project summary

The project aims the creation of interface Centers - the FOOD LINKS Centers – in seven universities in F.Y.R.O. Macedonia, Croatia and Serbia to support the establishment and promotion of long term partnership relations between Academia and Industry, in the area of food safety and food safety and quality management systems. This would be achieved making available to the food sector technical and scientific services that can contribute to the development of the industry and to strength its competitiveness in the direction of a future integration in the European Union in particularly in the area of food safety and quality. The FOOD LINKS Centers would be build has a network that are intended to share competences and resources between all the 7 FOOD LINKS Centers to be established. These Centers will be developed in order to be able to provide the following type of services in the area of food safety and food safety and quality management systems: 1) Training and training contents to support in-room training in the companies; 2) Technical and scientific information (including legislation); 3) Technical services in the implementation of food safety and quality management systems according to international standards.

The activities that are planned in this Joint Project have the aim of developing the competencees and the resources of the Partner Countries universities in order to, by the end of the project, they will be in condition of having all the necessary competences and resources to ensure the sustainability of the FOOD LINKS Centers. The activities that are considered are the following:

Activity 1 - Development of training materials: Training manuals, Posters and Videos The training contents to be produced have two main objectives: 1) To support the development of training courses by the FOOD LINKS Center and 2) To provide the industry with training materials that can be used or accessed to provide internal training to their staff. The training materials to be developed include: 8 e-Books in e-forms (1 - Food safety hazards; 2 - Food safety management systems; 3 - Personnel Hygiene; 4 - Design and construction of food premises; 5 - Cleaning and disinfection; 6 - Pest control; 7 – Quality management ; 8 – Quality management tools); 5 videos (1 - Hand washing; 2 - Cleaning and disinfection; 3 - Pest control; 4 - Temperature control; 5 - Control of reception of raw materials); 8 Posters (1 - Food spoilage; 2 - Food preservation; 3 - Hazard analysis; 4 - Temperature control; 5 - Pest control; 6 - Hand washing; 7 - Cleaning and disinfection; 8 - Control of reception of raw materials).
Activity 2 - Development of training courses: In-room training courses and e-learning courses Two types of training courses will be considered: in-room training courses and e-learning training. The objective is to establish a base of courses in the area of food safety and food safety and quality management systems in the FOOD LINKS Center that can support training needs of the industry in these areas. The development of these two directions of training approaches has the objective to make available to industry to schemes of training that can be selected according to needs of training of the companies. 8 in-room training courses will be developed and 21 pilot training courses will be delivered, 7 per each partner country. It will be also developed 3 e-learning training courses. This 3 e-learning training courses would be used as pilot to test a model of e-learning to be built.
Activity 3 - Training of academia and industry It will be organised two types of training activities: seminars and training courses. The seminars are oriented more to the industry with the purpose of contributing for the approach between academia and industry. The seminars are designed to be short day actions, with the duration of 1 day. This type of action will address specific topics, mainly related with legislation, in food safety issues. 5 seminars will be organised. The training courses are actions with a longer duration that aim to provide a deeper understanding of the subjects and aim to train future trainers of the FOOD LINK Centers in the key areas of food safety and food safety and quality management systems. 5 training courses will be organised.
Activity 4 – Pilots of implementation of food safety and quality management systems The purpose of this activity is to provide in-job training to the staff of the FOOD LINKS Centers in order to let them acquire the competences and experience in the implementation of food safety and quality management systems. 8 companies will be used as pilots in each Partner Country. Each one of the standards it will be implemented at least in one company per Partner Country.
Activity 5 – Web-portal development The development of the web-portal will have the objective of gather and organise multiple information and sources of information in the area of food quality and food safety.

Objectives

  • To develop Academia – Industry interfaces to enhance the relation between the parts and promote the transfer of knowledge in areas of food safety and food quality;
  • To develop and implement training courses to promote life long learning for formation of skills and knowledge in the area of food safety and quality;
  • To develop methodology of knowledge transfer between academia and industry in the area of food safety and quality;
  • The establish centres of knowledge resources in the area of food safety and quality, including legislation.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Higher Education and Society

Subject areas

  • Veterinary
  • Food Science and Technology

Partners

University of Lleida, ES Project coordinator
Javier Aratengui Jimenez Contact person
University of Novi Sad, SRB
PhD Miroslav Plavsic (Мирослав Плавшић) Contact person, Branislav Vlahovic, and Denis Kucevic
University of Belgrade, SRB
Vladan Bogdanovic Contact person, Bojan Stojanovic, Branislav Stankovic, and Aleksa Bozickovic
University of Osijek, HRV
University of Split, HRV
University of Economics - Varna, BGR
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Paulo & Beatriz - Consultores Associados, Lda, PRT
University of Food Technologies, BGR
BOKU University, AUT
Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, MK
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, MK
St. Kliment Ohridski University of Bitola , MK
University of Zagreb, HRV
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GRC

Equipment

University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Desktop computer with monitor PC Intel Phillips 21.5" IT equipment - desktop computer 12 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Copy machine Canon Photocopier IR2520 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Printer Color Laser Canon LBP-5050N IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Scanner EPSON Perfection V33 Scanner IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Digital camera + bag Canon EOS-1100D Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Notebook HP Elitebook 2760p IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
UPS Network Management Card UPS Network Management Card AP9630 IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Desktop computer with monitor PC Intel I5 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Laptop Toshiba L655 & L675 IT equipment - notebook computer 2 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Printer HP Laser P 1102 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
Wireless Router TP-Link IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Environmental and Plant Protection
University of Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Desktop computer IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Agriculture
Monitor ASUS VH192D IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Agriculture
Network switch IT equipment – other 5 Faculty of Agriculture
Notebook ASUS K73SV-TY IT equipment - notebook computer 5 Faculty of Agriculture
Notebook HP Presario CQ56-110SM IT equipment - notebook computer 6 Faculty of Agriculture
Notebook LENOVO Ideapad g560l-59313236 IT equipment - notebook computer 2 Faculty of Agriculture
Notebook Dell Ispirion N7110(17R) IT equipment - notebook computer 3 Faculty of Agriculture
Printer Canon LBP-Sensis-6300dm IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Agriculture
Projector Epson EB-S 92 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 Faculty of Agriculture
Scanner Canon CanoScan 5600F IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Agriculture
Tablet PC PRESTIGIO MultiPad PMP3084B IT equipment - tablet computer 3 Faculty of Agriculture
Wireless Day/Night Surveillance Camera TP-Link TL-SC3171G Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 Faculty of Agriculture
Wireless PoE Access Point AP 3Com WL PoE 9152 IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Agriculture

Activities

1.1. Definition and validation …of the books e-form
1.2. Definition/validation of structure…of the videos
1.3. Definition and validation …of posters
1.4. Production of e-books
1.5. Production of videos
1.6. Production of posters
1.7. Validation of training material

2.1. Definition of the educational dossiers and contents for the 8 training courses
2.2. Development of … for the 8 training courses
2.3. Validation of … for the 8 training courses
2.4. Definition of the model of e-learning courses
2.5. Definition and validation of the contents of the e-learning courses
2.6. Development of the 3 e-learning training course
2.7. Validation of 3 e-learning training courses
2.8. Installation of e-library and e-learning

3.1. Preparation of the seminars
3.2. Realisation of the seminars
3.3. Preparation of the training courses
3.4. Realisation of the training courses

4.1. Preparation … food safety and quality management systems
4.2. Implementation of food safety and quality management systems
4.3. Conduction of independent audits
4.4. Establishment of possible corrective actions

5.1. Definition of the web-portal
5.2. Development/validation of the architecture of the web-portal
5.3. Development / validation web-portal
5.4. Gathering information
5.5. Project News Letter

6.1. Definition of the Academia – Industry Council (AIC)
6.2. Invitation to representatives for the AIC
6.3. AIC meetings
6.4. Model of Associated of FOOD LINKS Centers

7. Quality control and monitoring
 
8.1., 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6 - Project Management Meetings
8.7. Daily project management

Deliverables

Title Type To
Manual for LLL courses on pest control manual
Description
prepared by the teaching staff at the University of Belgrade
Manual on LLL courses on personnel hygiene manual
Description
prepared by the teaching staff at the University of Novi Sad
LLL courses on application of Global Gap standard (food safety standards) Training courses/LLL courses
Description
pilot implementation done at four farms producing milk (primary producers)

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Kontrola štetočina u proizvodnji hrane - Pest control Paper kontrola stetocina, bezbednost hrane, higijena, proizvodnja hrane, prerada hrane, hrana, pest control, food safety, PERSONNEL HYGIENE, food industry, global gap V. Bogdanovc, B. Stankovic
Abstract
One of the very important, perhaps one of the most important aspects of control of safety of production in food industry is pest control, i.e. control of potential risks that may be caused by certain species of birds, rodents or insects. Regarding food safety, the pest in food industry includes the insects, rodents, birds and other animals that can cause contamination of both raw materials and food products and thus may contribute to the spread of diseases that can endanger the health of consumers. Pest control is one of the main prerequisite programs that precede the implementation of any other food safety system and must be in-place before beginning of the application of any further safety system (e.g. HACCP). With that in mind, this section discusses the concept and importance of pest control in food industry, pest control measures in food industry, the most important species and the effects of certain pests in food industry, as well as application of integrated pest management program in food industry.
Lična higijena - Personnel Hygine Manual / Handbook / Guide kontrola stetocina, bezbednost hrane, higijena, proizvodnja hrane, prerada hrane, hrana, pest control, food safety, PERSONNEL HYGIENE, food industry, global gap M.Plavsic, D.Kucevic