Project kick-off meeting in Paris, February/March 2012
The TDS-Exposure kick-off meeting assembled 51 participants representing the project partners, the European Commission (EC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). It was a great opportunity for the participants to meet and establish working relationships. The scientific officer presented rules and tips for a successful implementation of a FP7 project as well as principles for collaboration between the project consortium and the EC. EFSA representative presented guidance notes, jointly prepared by EFSA, FAO and WHO, describing how TDS should be implemented, and reassured the audience about the upcoming availability of foodex2 codification system.
1st Steering committee meeting in Rome, September 6th-7th 2012
The first Steering Committee meeting took place at Consiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazione in Agricoltora (CRA) Institute, former INRAN. The meeting was a great opportunity to get an update on progress, and for feedback on the quality manual and the publication guidelines. The objectives for the first period have been achieved, and the milestones and deliverables provided by each work package. The partners have worked hard together to ensure the project is off to a great start; already aspects of the project are moving towards consistent methods. How to realise these needs, particularly practical implementation (e.g. food coding), was addressed during this meeting.