Third Issue of ECsafeSEAFOOD Project News Now Available


The third and final issue of the ECsafeSEAFOOD project newsletter is now available to download from the project’s website: ECsafeSEAFOOD is a four-year EC FP7-funded project that assesses food safety issues related to priority contaminants present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination, including those originating from harmful algal blooms and those associated with marine litter, and evaluates their impact on public health.

This issue of ECsafeSEAFOOD project news includes: an update on the ECsafeSEAFOOD project from ECsafeSEAFOOD project coordinator Dr António Marques, details of the upcoming ECsafeSEAFOOD final event (see more at, and several interviews with project partners: Dr Michiel Kotterman, leader of ECsafeSEAFOOD Work Package (WP) 2, which focuses on monitoring environmental contaminants in seafood and the effect of processing/cooking; Dr Tomaz Langerholc, leader of ECsafeSEAFOOD WP 5, which investigates toxicological impacts of chemical contaminants in public health; and Tanja Calis, leader of ECsafeSEAFOOD WP 7, which involves dissemination, Knowledge Transfer and intellectual property rights management.

This newsletter also contains information on the ECsafeSEAFOOD Contaminants Database, a unique tool which can be used to improve contaminant diagnostics and seafood risk assessment. Details are given on the upcoming FISHCHOICE tool which will help stakeholders to balance the risks and benefits associated with seafood consumption. Finally, the newsletter has a selection of stories about seafood safety that have been making the news, as well as details about ECsafeSEAFOOD research published in special issues of scientific peer-reviewed journals and key dates for your diary.