Fish is a healthy nutritional food. The increasing global market demand coupled with fish-food scandals, has generated a high level of safety concerns. This project provides three rapid, hand-held tools for enhancing the trust in fish products. The objective of this collaboration is to generate new real-time, reliable, portable and friendly-to-use monitoring devices that help to assess the freshness, nutritional value, identity of certain types of fish, and the use of antibiotics. Retailers and the Horeca sector will have a new set of tools to improve the transparency of quality and identity of fish products they sell so they can regain consumers’ trust. Consumers will have a fast-non-destructive tool to measure the nutritional value, freshness and verify the identity of the fish they purchase.
This project is a collaboration between one industrial partner, one academic partner and 2 SMEs. It is spread between United Kingdom (coordinating country), Spain, Northern Ireland, and Italy. With a wide range of expertise in complementary fields of R&D validated by various successful national and international projects, the skills of the partners span the whole chain of values for rapid and portable monitoring tools for a better control of fish.