Our Project was presented before the European Commission within the H2020 Programme SME Instrument and was selected in 2nd phase in the call of April 14, 2016 within the topic of Sustainable Food Security, under reference European project H2020 under the SME instrument with Ref. 733627 – HEALTHSTOCK SMEINST-2-2016.
This European backing means the financial support from the European Union with the objective, within a maximum period of 2 years, of implementing new labour standards, new innovative products and Know-how techniques on the markets involving not only economic and technological improvements, but also social and environmental issues, both at European level and in third countries outside the EU.
As an example of this, in this case, the European Union is deeply concerned about the indirect effects on human health caused by the ingestion of meat and agricultural products that have affected the genetic behaviour of humans, creating new diseases, variations of cancer, and enhancing certain symptoms that had had a minor incidence so far.
Our Project has perfectly matched this concern because, as a result of the new policy of the European Union, regulations are made on a drastic reduction in the preventive application of antibiotics in animal feed, from which it seems that most of the problems of acquired immunodeficiency in human beings derive.
Actually, from January 1, 2017, a legislative draft is presented to regulate almost the total disappearance of antibiotics in food formulations of animals, no matter the species. This is why a product like ours is so important; it is not only capable of naturally improving the use of nutrients to create healthier and potentially more productive animals, but also of stimulating the immune defences of animals to improve their health and thus, human health.
“The main objective of our Project is to progressively reduce the preventive application of antibiotics in animal feed to improve human health”.
Within the scope of this project, there are collaboration agreements with different technological centres, universities, physician nutrition specialists, companies, etc., of international scope, the AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA ̶ UAB (SP) with its technological centre IRTA-CRESA, the UNIVERSITY OF ZHEJIANG (CH), the UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA (I), the UNIVERSITY OF DAKOTA DEL SUR (U.S.A.)……….. and other various agreements in the Netherlands, France, Italy, Peru and Morocco.
Our work is being supervised by the NATIONAL CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGY AND FOOD SECURITY (CNTA) in Spain, which also establishes the quality control and PPCs in the manufacturing processes.