The last speaker was Robert Remy from the Belgian consumer association Test-Achats. He supported the new research platform for several reasons, but most important for its promise to disseminate more clear messages about the quality and safety of seafood that was offered the European consumers. He also emphasised the confusion that occurs when conflicting messages were presented between safety and health aspects. A better balance is needed in order to provide a consistent consumption of seafood.
As mentioned above the presentations created a lot of interest in the audience and many adequate questions were asked. The pictures below illustrate how the delegates actively participated in the meeting. After the presentations and the discussions a champagne reception was hosted by the management team of the new SEAFOODplus research platform. This gave the participants the possibility of networking and for exchanging contact addresses for further communication.
Details about the new research platform and information about how to apply for membership is given in the previous news item on this homepage.