OH-HARMONY-CAP - One HealthOne Health Harmonisation of Protocols for the Detection of Foodborne Pathogens and AMR Determinants


The Swedish Food Agency is participating in an EU project aimed at harmonising analytical protocols used in the food, animal and health sectors, and at identifying whether there are deficiencies that need to be considered. The accumulated knowledge will provide the conditions to propose future studies that can contribute to discovering and characterising food-borne outbreaks in these sectors.

What is to going be done within the project?

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.

Cooperation between government agencies and institutions in Europe

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.

Please contact us for more information.

Maria Sitell
Head of Biology Department
Email: firstname.sirname@slv.se


Reviewed 2021-06-16