Rapid methods solve this problem, but they need to be proven to work as well as the standard microbiological methods that they replace. Proving these rapid methods work just as well, requires them to be tested in multiple food matrices. This is time-consuming, expensive and slows down adoption. AI can solve this problem. An algorithm comparing historical standard microbiological tests against the rapid method tests will be created and this will allow food companies to radically reduce the number of verifying tests they will need to do, to ensure the rapid method works in their food matrix of interest. Salmonella spp. will be targeted because it is poses a severe threat to multiple food products. In the following phase, we will compare the recommended test plan from the AI to a real-life ISO verification for 2 new products, done in the lab first and then in a food factory.
VITAL: Validation of Innovative Tools to Assess and to improve microbioLogical safety in the food chain
Conventional microbiological testing takes time to get results. This impacts the supply chain, causing delays to get to market whilst results come back on finished but not shipped goods.
EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing, Athena Research Centre and BioAzul joint forces to face the real challenges around water scarcity.
The aim of this project is to make tuber or root-based snacks healthier to meet demand for healthier snacks in developed markets and deliver needed nutrients through commonly consumed foods in developing countries.
SureChoc: Sugar reduced chocolate and chocolate chip cookies to meet consumer sensory, naturalness and cost expectation
Sugar reduction in foods remains challenging; it is not only the sweetness of sugar but also physiochemical properties and cost that have to be matched.
A four-week programme for startups and SMEs in the food and agtech industries.
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....