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Ali Racoes – Racoes para Animais, SA

 Name of SME:              Ali Racoes – Racoes para Animais, SA

 
 Project title:                  Vulnerability of the feed chain to mycotoxins

 

Project acronym:         SAFE-FEED

 
Call details:                    FP6-2004-FOOD-3-B (Topic: T 5.4.4.2)

 

Project type:                  STREP

 

Subject of the project:

 

Study the occurrence of mycotoxins in the raw materials for animal feeds, evaluate their fate during animal feeds processing, and their carry-over to animals. 

 

Context of the project:

 

Mycotoxins cause a wide range of injurious effects on animals and humans. The economic impact of decreased productivity, chronic damage to vital organs and tissues, increased disease incidence because of immune suppression, and interference with reproductive capacity is many times greater than that of livestock death by poisoning.

 

Consortium composition:

 

Partner No

Organisation

Country

SME

1

Universidade do Minho

PT

N

2

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

PT

N

3

AliRações – Rações para Animais S.A.

PT

Y

4

Autonomous University of Barcelona

ES

N

5

University of Lleida

ES

N

6

Cranfield University

GB

N

7

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

IT

N

8

Biomin Innovative Animal Nutrition GmbH

AT

Y

9

EP&TA Laboratories and Veterinary Diagnostics LTD

CY

Y

10

Schothorst Feed Research

NL

Y

11

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

BR

N

12

EPYTOP

FR

Y

 

 

Budget:

 

TOTAL – € 2 541 300

 

Work programme:

 

Not available.

 

Brief description of the SME:

 

Country: Portugal

Number of employees: 35

Activity: Production of feed products for farm animals.

 

How did the SME get involved in the project?

 

The SME identified a problem of mycotoxins during the audit made by GRICES.

 

Role and activities of the SME in the project:

 

Offer knowledge and facilities for the elucidation of the vulnerability of the feed chain to mycotoxins.

 

The SME budget/grant:

 

Grant: € 14 500 / Cost: € 29 000

 

Strategic expectations of the SME:

 

Better control of mycotoxins.

 

IPR for the SME:

 

Not available.

 

SFF partner: 
 

SFF partner: Ms. Margarida Garrido, GRICES

 

In the origin of this STREP there was an audit, made by GRICES, to Ali Raçes, a SME that identified a problem of mycotoxins. In the meantime, GRICES knew a researcher from University of Minho that was interested in this topic of research and GRICES did the matchmaking between them. GRICES disseminated the partner search and gave support to the presentation of the proposal in the Lille event. GRICES also helped in the proposal preparation. This was a project evidently born and developed in the framework of SMEs for Food. But, unfortunately, this project was not financed.

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