IMPROVING TRUST IN THE FISH CHAIN:

Rapid and portable monitoring tools for better control of white fish

Fish is a healthy, nutritious food. The increasing global market demand, coupled with fish-food scandals, has generated a high level of safety concern. This project provides three rapid, hand-held tools for enhancing 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, and 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 and freshness of the fish they purchase, and verify its identity.

This project is a collaboration between one industrial partner, one academic partner and 2 SMEs. It is spread between United Kingdom (coordinating country), Spain 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.

The project is currently being funded by EIT Food and started in 2017.

Fundacion Azti, Spain

The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland

Microbion, Italy

Waitrose, United Kingdom

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