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ReNuAL

Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory (FEPL)

The FEPL is part of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division for Food and Agriculture and provides assistance to Member States in their efforts to ensure the safety and quality of the food supply, safeguarding the health of consumers and helping to facilitate international trade. The laboratory helps Member States to implement effective food traceability and contaminant control systems to support food safety, and authenticity testing to combat economic loss through the illegal production and marketing of counterfeit and adulterated products. Assistance is provided through the development, transfer and application of methods employing nuclear and related technologies such as stable isotope measurements for food traceability and radiotracer studies for contaminant transfer.

The benefits of the ReNuAL project

The modernisation of the FEPL will ensure the capability to help Member States respond to emerging problems in the dynamic field of food safety and quality, and to provide services for the development of food control systems, including food traceability and authenticity testing, in Member States' laboratories. It will provide the training and technology transfer necessary to build the human resource base required for functional and effective laboratories in Member States. The FEPL will have the capability to perform research and development at a level that will attract funding and collaboration with other laboratories worldwide.


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