The focus will be on the analytical protocols used for detection and characterisation of the food-borne pathogens prioritised in the project: six high-priority bacteria, ten high-priority parasites and antibiotic resistance in Salmonella and Campylobacter. The project will also review existing methodology and put forward proposals for harmonised methodology for analysing shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) and Cryptosporidium, as well as antibiotic resistance in Salmonella and Campylobacter in food in EU/EEA countries. The aim is to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge between laboratories and epidemiologists, as well as between key EU stakeholders such as the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), as well as other projects within and beyond One Health EJP.
The project manager is SSI in Denmark, and 14 government agencies or institutions within the EU/EEA, including the Swedish Food Agency, are participating in the project.
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