26th March, 2021
"With the aim to provide more safety to seafood products and to the consumers, the network known as ALERTOX-NET, integrated by countries of the Atlantic Coast of Europe, has been working in the study and evolution of emerging toxins in this area. Now, the Alertox-Net project gets to an end and a Final Conference is organized to show the advances in this issue. The event is open to the general public, stakeholders and students"
Invitation to The Final Event of ALERTOX-NET Project (Interreg Atlantic Area, EAPA_317/2016). This network, which is made up of the countries of the European Atlantic coast, is working on the study and evolution of emerging toxins on the European Atlantic coast in order to develop tools that can guarantee greater safety for producers and consumers.
Topics covered include:
Invitación al evento final del proyecto ALERTOX-NET (del programa Interreg Atlantic Area, EAPA_317/2016). Esta red, integrada por países de la franja Atlántica Europea, ha estado trabajando en el estudio y evolución de las toxinas emergentes en la costa Atlántica Europea con el fin de desarrollar herramientas que puedan garantizar una mayor seguridad a productores y consumidores.
La temática de este evento incluye:
Schedule / Programa
UK, Ireland, Portugal
WELCOME AND OPENING CEREMONY
Rosa Quintana (Consellería do Mar)
Overview of ALERTOX-NET project.
Luis Botana (USC)
ALERTOX-NET – Cefas findings.
Andrew Turner (CEFAS)
Easy-to-use field detection devices for cyclic imine toxins.
Rómulo Araoz (CEA)
Detection and Detoxification of marine toxins.
Jesús M. González-Jartín y Amparo Alfonso (USC)
ALERTOX-NET project within the framework of the biotoxin control programme in Galicia.
J. Pablo Lamas (Intecmar)
Beyond toxins: organisms and their proliferation.
Francisco Rodríguez (IEO)
Occurrence of emerging marine toxins in the East coast of Spain (NW Mediterranean).
María Rambla (IRTA)
Strategies to reduce contaminants from seafood products: PSP toxins.
Jorge Lago Alvarado (ANFACO)
More About Us
The Atlantic Area Operational Programme 2014-2020 states that cooperation between territories is facing several challenges related to the capacity of the European and Atlantic Area economy to grow, innovate and generate jobs. This project supports the reduction of any existing innovation barriers to attract new investments and activity in the RDI fields. Thus, supporting cooperation in the exploration of new ideas and research is regarded as a major priority for the Programme. This consortium is well placed to provide state-of-the-art techniques and processes to a wide range of industries to detect toxicity in a high variety of products of marine origin.
Alertox-net main objective is to facilitate market delivery of safer marine food products by putting urgently needed innovative Toxicity alert systems in the value chain.
- Main toxins targeted are emerging toxins, non-regulated marine toxins that have proliferated in the AA as a consequence of climate change and which are harmful towards public health. The system consists of cost-effective, easy-to-understand, detection and alert methods, which will facilitate adoption by industry.