Consalim was created upon ascertaining that the competitiveness of the Walloon food sector faced various challenges to do with the enlargement of Europe, the globalisation of food trade, and society’s increasing demands in terms of food safety, which make the producer/processor responsible for the quality offered to the customer. The food sector must not only address an increased demand for new, high quality products (in terms of health and safety) that are easy to use, but must also be able to prove that it controls the spoilage mechanisms according to the life history of the products (traceability of raw materials, processes undergone, preservation and storage conditions).