The EIT Food website is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Please visit our website with another browser, like Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari, for the best possible experience.
Improving trust on fish chain: Rapid and portable monitoring tools for a better control of whitefish

Improving trust on fish chain: Rapid and portable monitoring tools for a better control of whitefish

Fish is a healthy nutritional food. The increasing global market demand coupled with fish-food scandals, has generated a high level of safety concerns around fish consumption.

This project provides three rapid, hand-held tools for enhancing the trust in fish products. The objective of this collaboration is to generate real-time, reliable, portable and friendly-to-use monitoring devices that help to assess the freshness, nutritional value, identity of certain types of fish, the use of antibiotics, and the fraudulent use of excess water in fish. Retailers and the HORECA sector will have a new set of tools to improve the transparency of quality and authenticity of the fish products they sell, so they can fight fish fraud and regain consumers’ trust. The digital data collected in this study will also allow the development of a tool for consumers use at a later stage. The project contributes to the mission of EIT Food to give consumers access to safe, nutritious fish of the highest quality.

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

AZTI
MICROBION
TELLSPEC
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Waitrose

Project Lead

Isabel Hoffmann
Institution

Tellspec

Contact details

isabel@tellspec.com

Related projects

REIMS-based analysis platform for improved traceability and consumer purchase intention of high-end food products
Innovation

REIMS-based analysis platform for improved traceability and consumer purchase intention of high-end food products

In the last decades, a number of food crises, have threatened consumer confidence in the food industry, driving food business operators to go beyond mandatory traceability requirements and develop systems...

PROVE - Functionalisation and valorisation of PROteins of VEgetable sources
Innovation

PROVE - Functionalisation and valorisation of PROteins of VEgetable sources

In 2012, FAO estimated that food production needs to increase with 60-70% to feed ±9.2 bio people by 2050. As the world’s population continuously grows, achieving global food security (= producing...

BLINK: BeefLink - Traceability within the beef value chain using rapid DNA fingerprinting
Innovation

BLINK: BeefLink - Traceability within the beef value chain using rapid DNA fingerprinting

Food fraud is in many aspects an appealing activity because the profit margins of this activity can be quite large but the risk of being caught is lower than in...

Related articles

RisingFoodStars gains traction: 20 scaleups joining the unique network Consumer Behaviour

RisingFoodStars gains traction: 20 scaleups joining the unique network

21 July 2020

Twenty high-impact agtech and foodtech early scaleups have been selected to join EIT Food’s RisingFoodStars Association, a pan-European network that provides its members with tailored support and mentoring....

How can we improve food system resilience for good? Consumer Behaviour

How can we improve food system resilience for good?

31 July 2020

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of a global agrifood system that many of us have come to take for granted. Cracks that existed all along ....