Additionally, food safety requires the full traceability of crop constituents in the complete food value chain. This includes correct and seamless documentation of all production steps. One missing piece is the real-time measurement of crop constituents during operations. Knowing constituents already at harvesting allows better segregation of different quality levels, which improves logistics and efficiency in the next processing steps and reduces waste. In addition protein levels are highly linked to the nitrogen uptake from the soil, which will support a more sustainable balanced nitrogen fertilization in the following years. Therefore John Deere and its partners will develop integrated smart sensors to measure constituents of crops which can be used on harvesters and food processing plants.
Constituent sensing of small grains
Knowledge of the food constituents (e.g. protein, carbohydrates) is important for consumers as indicators of nutritional value as well as for the food producers concerning processing quality.
The intention is to innovate in the area of “savory snacks” by expanding the types of vegetable crisps. Roots and tubers will be used as base material...
Interplay between different wheat cultivars and novel biostimulants to increase quality and yield in different agroclimatic conditions
Improving European farmers' competitiveness through technology transfer and innovation integration is essential to address future challenges in the sector. Increasing wheat grain quality and yield and enabling sustainable intensification...
Low-Energy Electron Beam (LEEB) to inactivate viruses and microorganisms on heat sensitive raw materials without affecting quality
However, the safety of these food ingredients can be an issue as they are vector carriers for pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Well-documented outbreaks of foodborne diseases (e.g. Norovirus...
EIT Food SMEs workshops ”CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector”
EIT Food SMEs workshops focusing on contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector were held on 14 November 2019 in Grajewo (Poland).
Do you have a winning idea for how to improve food safety? Amid concern over shrinking food safety resources in some EU member states, the European Commission recently announced a....