Description of the legal entity
The National Centre for Technology and Food Safety (CNTA) is a Spanish private non-profit Research Centre, based in Navarra (Spain), set up in 1981 as an initiative of the agri-food industries in the Ebro valley. The main aim is to contribute to the development and innovation of the agri-food sector, offering technical support to improve its quality and competitiveness. CNTA acts as a key provider for knowledge, innovation and R&D&I services for over 590 industries and more than 285 members. CNTA’s core activities: 1) Developing, managing and coordinating R&D&I projects, individually and in collaboration with industry, universities, administrations, etc. 2) Providing analytical services to comply with industrial quality control, food safety and specifications of packaging and bottled produce. 3) Providing the agri-food sector with technical assistance and specific training to produce safe, healthy and quality food.
Main role in SUREFISH
CNTA will lead WP3, which will focus on harmonization and validation of analytical protocols of techniques suitable for seafood authentication and detection of main types of food fraud affecting fish. In particular, CNTA will address physic-chemical and spectroscopic based analysis. Additionally, CNTA will be leading a task in WP5 aiming at verifying the above mentioned analytical techniques in the species selected in the Pilot cases and participating in WP6, mainly in setting up a database of laboratories conducting such analysis on fish products around the Mediterranean area as well as coordinating the preparation of a Set of terms and definitions in the partners’ languages and English. Participation in both management and communication and dissemination activities will complete the scope pf participation of CNTA.