QALIBRA meeting in Reykjavík; European project under the direction of Matís ohf.

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On 3 and 4 September, a project meeting was held in the European project QALIBRA in Reykjavík.

QALIBRA, or "Quality of Life - Integarted Benefit and Risk Analysis. Web-based tool for assessing food safety and health benefits, ”Abbreviated QALIBRA (Heilsuvogin in Icelandic), is the title of a European project, which falls under Priority 5, Food Quality & Safety in the 6th EU Research Program. This is a three and a half year project managed by Matís ohf. The project manager is Helga Gunnlaugsdóttir, department manager at Matís.

The aim of the QALIBRA project is to develop quantitative methods to assess both the positive and negative effects of food ingredients on human health. These methods will be presented in a computer program that will be open to stakeholders on the World Wide Web.

Participants in the project are from Iceland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Greece, Portugal and Hungary.