In April 2016, the MyToolBox partner D.O.O. Agrocentrum Bečej (Serbia), under the lead of Imre Gortva and Helena Stanko, started to work on pre-harvest mycotoxin reduction strategies (work package 1) in Bečej, Serbia.
In April 2016, the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Novi Sad (Serbia), under the lead of Dr. Ferenc Bagi, started its work on pre-harvest mycotoxin reduction strategies (work package 1) in Sombor, Serbia.
At the kick-off meeting held on March 8th and 9th in Tulln representatives from the European Commission, FAO, EFSA and food and feed industry groups were present as advisors, indicating the importance attached to the success of MyToolBox.
"MyToolBox is a leading scientific endeavor linking European experts with their Chinese counterparts and reaching out to the rest of the World" commented Prof. Samuel Godefroy from University Laval, Québec, Canada, one of the members of the international expert advisory board of the project, former Vice Chair of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission and current senior food regulatory advisor to China's National Centre of Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA). He added: "The applied nature of the project and its outreach will no doubt lead to not only enhancing food safety and consumer protection in the EU and in China, but will also foster trade of safe food and agrifood commodities worldwide".