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An UK government funded project (FA0159, Defra ), in liaison with FoodIntegrity (, is conducting a survey to understand the current needs for /availability of pork data bases for geographical origin determination. A series of questions is presented aiming to obtain knowledge on status and accessibility of pork data bases.

You have the option to either declare anonymity or have your organisation's name acknowledged for providing data.

The survey will be closed 31/07/17. Results will be collated and incorporated into the final Defra project report which will be made publicly available at the end of 2018.

We want to thank you in advance for taking time to contribute to this survey.

Yours Sincerely,   

James Donarski and Katharina Heinrich


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  • Hi Katharina. I've only just stumbled on your article but think that such a database, and one that also allows comparison of breeds could be helpful. Is this planned to be just geographic origin. You probably saw the story below a while back:

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