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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 22.214.171.124)
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.
TOTAL – € 2 541 300
Brief description of the SME:
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:
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
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