01.12.2017 - 30.11.2019

RiskBenefit4EU – Partnering to strengthen the risk-benefit assessment within EU using a holistic approach (GA/EFSA/AFSCO/2017/01 – GA02)

GA/EFSA/AFSCO/2017/01 – GA02

Financing Instituitions
EFSA - European Food Safety Authority

Participating Institutions
Coordinating Institution: National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA) (Paula Alvito); Partners: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), University of Porto, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences (FCNAUP), Portuguese Authority for Food and Economic Safety (ASAE)



The project “RiskBenefit4EU – Partnering to strengthen the risk-benefit assessment within EU using a holistic approach” aims to strengthen the EU capacity to assess food risks and benefits in the areas of microbiological, nutritional and chemical components through the development of a harmonized framework that will be available to EU member states organizations. RiskBenefit4EU will gather, develop and harmonize approaches for risk-benefit problem-formulation and -solving. The specific objectives of RiskBenefit4EU include 1) to capacitate recipient partners on food risk-benefit assessment; 2) to develop tools for the risk-benefit assessment of health effects of foods, food ingredients and diets; 3) to develop a harmonized framework for risk-benefit assessment in a holistic approach that can be applied to data from different countries; 4) to validate the generated framework through the application to a case study; 5) to disseminate and promote the harmonized framework to potential EU users. The RiskBenefit4EU will unlock the full potential of interdisciplinary research in the different domains of risk-benefit assessment.


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