FEED-CODE work plan is built on four main implementation phases:
  • Process definition and lab research aim to identify the certification and user requirements as well as the instrument specifications. Following the main outcomes of this analysis, intensive lab activity will be carried out for the implementation and testing of the plant species-specific probes as well as validation of the TBP-based data gathered for each of the 30 specific plant species  selected for feed analysis.
  • Procedure definition and instrument implementation aim to design and develop the automatic FEED-CODE device, including the SW for data processing function  to readily assess the compound feed composition.
  • Industrial validation and uptake of the results aim to test the instrument prototype as well as to assess and validate its level of performance and usability.
  • Certification procedure and proposition of new labeling standard aim to assess the compliance of the FEED-CODE instrument/platform and the process of feed analysis with the current EC regulation, to potentially define a proposal for improvements.
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A further horizontal task relates to the Dissemination and Exploitation activities that have been planned in order to assure an efficient promotion of the project’s objectives and main achievements towards a target of final users and other interested groups.
This will also help to analyse and to define the most valuable strategy to support the introduction of the FEED-CODE instrument/platform and its services in the reference market.


All these phases will be performed by adopting a user-centred design methodology applied to the seven Work Packages defined, as shown in the diagram.