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 team

Isabel Hoffmann
Institution

Tellspec

Contact details

isabel@tellspec.com

Related projects

EcoPack: Finding solutions to enable consumers and retailers to pack on-the-go items in grocery stores ecologically
Education

EcoPack: Finding solutions to enable consumers and retailers to pack on-the-go items in grocery stores ecologically

The solutions include Reducing the amount of plastic bags used by consumers in supermarkets to pack on-the-go items (e.g. fruits, vegetables, breads); Replacing shrink-wrappings that are usually applied...

Health SnaP
Innovation

Health SnaP

The idea is based on integration of ingredient and instant food manufacturing technologies combined with smart user-interface to support individual choices. Co-creation with consumers is in an important role in...

Related articles

EIT Food SMEs workshops ”CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector” Food Production

EIT Food SMEs workshops ”CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector”

04 December 2019

EIT Food SMEs workshops focusing on contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector were held on 14 November 2019 in Grajewo (Poland).

Call for Proposals: European Commission seeks food safety research platforms Food Safety & Quality

Call for Proposals: European Commission seeks food safety research platforms

26 November 2019

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....