The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to provide a new funding stream for research into microbiological and chemical hazard assessment, two areas that it considers crucial for current and future risk assessment work.
The new funding is available to eligible scientific organisations from EU Member States and calls for research proposals in two specific areas.
1). Molecular approaches for identifying and characterising microbial foodborne pathogens, specifically using whole genome sequence (WGS) analysis.
2). Developing and applying read across methodologies to the hazard assessment of chemicals in the food safety area.
The deadline for proposals is 30 April 2015 and more detailed information can be accessed on the EFSA website here.