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Gyula K.,Corvinus University of Budapest | Jozsef S.,Corvinus University of Budapest | Zoltan L.,Corvinus University of Budapest | Barbara B.,National Public Service University | And 6 more authors.
Elelmiszervizsgalati Kozlemenyek | Year: 2012

Food retail is a particularly vulnerable segment of the food chain. While the entry and exit points are strictly controlled in most foodprocessing plants to repel non invited visitors, representatives of food retail are interested in having high numbers consumers to visit the store. Considering the aspects of food terrorism this feature is a significant risk factor. Also, while a food manufacturer is usually able to control the safety and quality of the material input and output, food retail would be never able to implement such strict regulations, because the number of different commodities can be more than ten thousand in the same time, arriving usually from hundreds of suppliers. Effective crisis management at this segment of the food chain is also very important because these companies keep the closest relations with customers, which is really a relevant question from the aspects of moral responsibility and protection of business reputation. The article is based on a workshop attended by retail sector, crisis management, food industry, critical infrastructure, consumer and public administration professionals, organized by the Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of Food Economics. This paper analyses the main risk types that food retail companies are facing today. The authors propose measures to manage risks and crisis situations, to ensure quick rehabilitation of damages and to handle the organizational problems of crisis management. In addition, the study deals with relations between crisis management of the companies and the public authorities, as well as summarizing the legal boundaries of these relations.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: ERA-NET-Cofund | Phase: SC5-09-2014 | Award Amount: 38.00M | Year: 2015

The loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystems jeopardize the sustainable provision of ecosystem services and are major scientific and societal challenges. Addressing this challenge and providing scientific support to stakeholders and policy makers requires a coherent interdisciplinary research framework, with coordinated strategies and programmes at the national, regional and international levels, which are the relevant scales for many biodiversity issues. By networking 32 funding agencies from 18 countries, BiodivERsA3 aims to strengthen the ERA on biodiversity. Building on the previous experiences of the projects BiodivERsA1&2 and NetBiome, BiodivERsA3 will promote and support coordinated pan-European research on biodiversity and ecosystem services. It will strengthen research and research programmes coordination with the ultimate aim to provide policy makers and other stakeholders with adequate knowledge, tools and practical solutions to address biodiversity and ecosystem degradation. The objectives are to: - Enhance the capacity of the network to coordinate research programmes on biodiversity and ecosystem services more completely in Europe (including overseas territories) and to increase the international dimension of BiodivERsA activities - Develop a strategic, multi-annual vision of the networks priorities, based on ambitious mapping and foresight activities developed in collaboration with key initiatives in the field - Design and implement a co-funded call and other joint calls to better integrate research on biodiversity and ecosystem services across Europe - Develop a range of other joint activities, in particular alignment of national research programmes for biodiversity and ecosystem services, and activities for promoting mobility and equal opportunities for researchers and reinforcing data sharing - Promote effective science-policy and science-society (including science-business) dialogue during the whole research process


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: ENV.2009.1.1.6.4 | Award Amount: 2.27M | Year: 2010

Climate Change is one of the most important issues facing the world in the 21st century and challenges all four (ecological, economical, social and cultural) dimensions of sustainable development. Europe takes a leading role in the necessary response to these challenges. Severe impacts are unavoidable and European adaptation strategies must be supported by a coherent base of knowledge on its key vulnerabilities and response options. Such a base can only be generated by European, national and regional policy-relevant research. It is CIRCLE-2 ERA-Net prime objective to contribute to those efforts by aligning and networking national and regional research funding and managing organisations as well as their respective programmes. CIRCLE-2 will support a common research agenda and share good practices on adaptation with national and European decision makers, thus contributing to the envisaged EU Clearing House on Climate Change Impacts Vulnerability and Adaptation (CCIVA). CIRCLE-2 (CSA-CA) builds on the experience of previous coordinating and support actions (i.e. CIRCLE CA and SSA) and will develop its activities through a now enlarged network of 23 countries and 3 regions. A flexible work plan will LEAD the consortium to identify common policy-relevant CCIVA research needs. Those needs will serve to DESIGN a joint research agenda and deepen the networking and cooperation activities of the consortium. CIRCLE-2 will FUND transnational joint research initiatives including joint calls for projects on CCIVA. The outcomes of these initiatives and projects will provide the consortium with an updated knowledge base on European, National and Regional CCIVA research and CIRCLE-2 will SHARE this knowledge base with decision-makers at all relevant scales. CIRCLE-2 will thus contribute to the development of both European and national Climate Change response frameworks (e.g. Adaptation Strategies) by facilitating research outputs tailor-made to common needs. International cooperation with non-European countries (e.g. developing countries) as well as the involvement of new EU Member States and candidate countries will be particularly encouraged throughout CIRCLE-2 lifetime.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: ENV.2010.2.1.4-2 | Award Amount: 2.64M | Year: 2010

The loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystems are major scientific and societal challenges. Addressing them and providing scientific support to policy requires a coherent research framework, with coordinated strategies and programmes at the regional and international levels, which are the relevant scales for many biodiversity issues. By networking 21 funding agencies from 15 countries, BiodivERsA2 aims to strengthen the ERA on biodiversity. Building on the experience of the ERA-Net BiodivERsA, but with a wider, more balanced network, BiodivERsA2 will promote a strategy for biodiversity research, in partnership with other players in the field, and will organize joint funding to better integrate biodiversity science. The objectives are to: - develop an efficient agenda-setting mechanism for joint activities (including joint calls),taking into account existing research strategies and agendas at international levels along with national and institutional priorities - instate a recurrent and visible funding opportunity for transnational biodiversity research projects - play an active role in the processes and interfaces to inform policy and users - prepare the establishment of a sustainable, independent funding platform for biodiversity research The project has 6 workpackages. WP1 will promote networking and sharing of best practice, ensuring the rapid integration of new members and the adoption of a framework for joint calls. WP2 will analyse the landscape and cooperate with stakeholders identifying research needs, with science-policy interfaces and with relevant infrastructure programmes. Using outputs of WP1&2, WP3 will produce a roadmap for joint funding and implement 3 calls within the project timespan. These activities will ultimately create the conditions for the network to become a sustainable funding platform for European biodiversity research, which will be fostered by WP4. WP5 will develop and implement a communication strategy and enhance project web-products. WP6 deals with coordination and management.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: NMP-2008-4.0-14 | Award Amount: 1.42M | Year: 2009

The first ERA-NET on wood material science and engineering, WoodWisdom-Net started in 2004 with 12 partners from 5 countries. In 2006 the network expanded with 6 partners (3 new countries). As a main result, late 2006 the first joint Transnational Research Programme (2006-11) with 17 projects of a total volume of over 20 M was launched. WoodWisdom-Net 2 with 19 partners from 12 countries aims at deepening and strengthening the transnational cooperation based on experiences and existing cooperation structures, procedures and mechanisms but also on variable geometry approach (organisations from new partner countries) for broadening the network activities and EU impact. Based on learning and streamlining the core of joint activities is further development of the WW-Net Research Programme and evolution of the network towards a common research and funding platform for sustained cooperation. The overall objective is to promote the transformation of the European forest-based industry from resource-intensive to value-added knowledge-intensive industry based on sustainable use of renewable raw materials. This is to be reached by: - creating and establishing a common research and funding platform for long-lasting cooperation by deepening and broadening cooperation, and strengthening the ongoing WW-Net Research Programme to cover the whole innovation chain from science to business by launching new calls, reinforcing industrial involvement and developing management of a transnational programme - assisting in development of innovative, eco-efficient processes, products and services along forest-based value chains promoting competitiveness - promoting utilization of decisive knowledge for new applications at a crossroads between different technologies and disciplines - transformation of F-BI from traditional separate value chain industry to optimized multiple value industry addressing to customer needs, reduced resource consumption, and increased value creation.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: KBBE-2009-1-4-08 | Award Amount: 1.54M | Year: 2010

ERA-ARD II has two strategic objectives: Improving the European contribution to International Agricultural Research (IAR) by promoting joint activities and trans-national programs in the field of Agricultural Research for Development (ARD). Increasing the impact of European contributions in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to sustainable growth in the poorest countries in the world. Achievements of ERA ARD I are: ERA-ARD provided a shared vision and a strategic agenda on ARD in Europe ERA-ARD provided an analysis of collaboration models to the implementation of joint and transnational activities ERA-ARD realised increased involvement of Southern partners through the establishment of a Southern Advisory Group ERA-ARD implemented a transnational call on Bioenergy. The areas for improvement are: Enlargement of the consortium by integrating new Countries (Portugal, Turkey, Finland, etc.). Expand joint and transnational activities initiated during ERA-ARD I Realise joint activities in the Thematic fields: Capacity development, Agri-Food Chain Security and Food & Energy , also related to climate change Involve the end users of the European ARD programmes in the design and implementation of joint and transnational activities Expend the Southern Advisory Group to include stakeholders from all continents The impacts of this ERA-net lies in supporting and enhancing the European Research Area for Development. A greater contribution and visibility of Europe towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals through an increase in effectiveness and efficiency of its research for development programs will be established along with the development of a more coherent European ARD and a facilitated access of developing countries to European ARD expertise. The joint call (s) will result in research that will contribute to meeting the EUs commitment towards the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.


Gyula K.,Videkfejlesztesi Miniszterium | Maria S.S.,Magyar Elelmiszerbiztonsagi Hivatal | Laszlo M.,Magyar Elelmiszerbiztonsagi Hivatal | Marton O.,Mezogazdasagi Szakigazgatasi Hivatal Elelmiszer es Takarmanybiztonsagi Lgazgatosag | And 8 more authors.
Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja | Year: 2011

The authors present the institutions of the Hungarian food-chain control system, illustrate the change in the number of non compliant foods in terms of microbiology, toxicology, laselling and ingredients since the early years of 2000, and they compare the results of investigations of the year 2009 of food-chain control with the statistical data of the previous years. Furthermore, the change in the number of complained food products, and plants or other vegetable products being complained because of residues of pesticides in 2008-2009 year, which could be from Hungary, other EU member states or third countries, are presented in details.


Gyula K.,Videkfejlesztesi Miniszterium | Maria S.S.,Magyar Elelmiszerbiztonsagi Hivatal | Laszlo M.,Magyar Elelmiszerbiztonsagi Hivatal | Marton O.,Mezogazdasagi Szakigazgatasi Hivatal Elelmiszer es Takarmanybiztonsagi Igazgatosag | And 8 more authors.
Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja | Year: 2011

In the article the authors evaluate the findings of the year 2009 of Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF), and summarize the change in human cases of foodborne diseases registered in Hungary since joining the EU (2004), and compare the data of these years with the similar EU statistics. Based upon the data of the Hungarian food control authorities, it can be concluded that in Hungary 80% of the food-borne diseases take place in the households and the major reasons for these cases are the Salmonella and Campylobacter strains.


Agnes S.,SZIE AOTK | Gyula K.,Videkfejlesztesi Miniszterium | Zoltan L.,Corvinus Egyetem | Laszlo O.,SZIE AOTK
Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja | Year: 2011

The clones are offsprings originating from the same nuclear genetic material, produced naturally (identical twins) or by nuclear transfer technology. In the literature review the authors briefly review the practical opportunities of cloning, study both the national and EU legislation of cloned food products and that of human cloning, and summarize the major ethical issues of this technology.


Gyula K.,Videkfejlesztesi Miniszterium | Dorottya G.,Videkfejlesztesi Miniszterium | Laszlo O.,SZIE AOTK | Miklos S.,Fornetti Kft | Zoltan L.,Corvinus Egyetem
Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja | Year: 2011

The authors' aim was to determine how the Hungarian consumers consider the force-feeding of geese and how they perceived the campaign of Four Paws organization in 2007. According to the results of their questionnaire survey the current practice of goose liver production is accepted by the society as a whole that supports the governmental attitude protecting this agricultural sector. At the same time the evaluation of the Hungarian consumers' opinions with data-mining techniques revealed that the younger generation is much more responsive to animal welfare messages and arguments than the older people. Therefore, the preservation of market shares, furthermore, the sustainment of some food-producing sectors requires more cooperation between the education, the veterinarians, farmers and marketing experts, so that the consumers would better know and, as far as possible, gain personal knowledge about the practice of animal husbandry, thereby, they would accept the activity of the sector in the widest range.

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