This STREP is a pre-competitive platform from which to launch ∑Chain, a harmonised and working food and feed chain vulnerability assessment and control system. 


  1. Develop a framework to identify and prioritise critical riks of the food chain regarding contamination with dangerous agents and substances. 
  2. Undertake a case study on chain mapping, its integrity and vulnerability, for four selected "high-risk" products:
    • water
    • milk powder
    • poultry meat 
    • farmed salmon.
  3. Develop a risk model of the vulnerability of the chains to contamination;
  4. Develop a protocol for the management of traceability and contamination vulnerability along the chains (particularly with respect to EU Regulation 178 (2002))
  5. Condense the outputs into a Stakeholders' Guide to the identification and management of contamination risks in the food and feed chains.