MoniQA’s contribution towards a global harmonisation of foodstuff quality and safety assessment and monitoring strategies

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R.E. Poms



With the demand for good and healthy food, its availability in sufficient quantities and year round, conveniently packaged and sold in supermarkets, with an acceptably long shelf-life, and appealing taste and appearance, more and more foods and food products are being traded around the world. Globalisation and consumer demands require new processing and distribution strategies, which bear new risks and challenges for the safety of foods and feeds. Climate change and natural disasters add to the challenges to provide safe and sufficient foods.


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