Food contaminations are mostly monitored in plants using time consuming methods with analysis time of up to a week. By that time, some of the contaminated products are released to the market and consumed. This food testing paradox is demonstrated by the enormous rate of 50 weekly recalls across the EU and USA. The Technion developed a technology for sensitive, real time detection of analytes, validated in different environments. Technology is based on several concentration techniques in lab on a chip format. Our goal is to integrate the technology into food safety products and services such as the one developed by SwissDeCode, to obtain testing results in real time. Our solutions will improve society well-being and minimize recalls, as well as improve production efficiency by early detection of contaminations, decrease production loss and shorten ingredients or finish goods on hold.
Lab on a chip - Early-warning platform for food safety
Every year, over 23 million people in Europe fall ill from unsafe food, leading to 5,000 death cases.
Innovative tools to produce legume-based foods for increased consumer acceptance
A population-level shift towards more plant-based diets is urgently needed because of environmental reasons, but also due to its health effects.
European consumers are ever more aware that eating healthy is important (IRI, 2017), meanwhile obesity is still increasingly prevalent in almost all countries.
Spreads are very popular. However, they consist of a high percentage of saturated fatty acids, often based on palm fat, sometimes also including trans-fat.
EIT Food hosts sustainable seafood panel at the Sustainable Foods Conference to support innovations in aquaculture.
More than ever, there is a growing awareness of the impact of food poverty, unequal access to nutritious food, and the vital role that delivery, factory and retail workers play....