Flexible Mid-Infrared Photonic Solution for Rapid Farm-to-Fork Sensing of Food Contaminants

PHOTONFOOD

The PHOTONFOOD project will develop a portable solution for detecting microbial and chemical contamination in food.

PHOTONFOOD

European Commision - H2020-ICT-2020-2

Call: ICT-37-2020 - Advancing photonics technologies and application driven photonics components and the innovation ecosystem
Project number: 101016444
Period covered - start date: 1/1/2021
Period covered - end date: 31/12/2024
Project coordinator: Achim Kohler, NMBU (REALTEK)

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About the project

PHOTONFOOD is a four-year research and innovation project funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 programme. The project is a collaboration between 13 partner organisations in 8 European countries, and is coordinated by NMBU.

The aim of the project is to provide a portable solution for flexible farm-to-fork sensing of microbial and chemical contamination in food products and along the food production chain.
 
PHOTONFOOD will develop an integrated solution that combines innovations in mid-infrared (MIR) sensing with smart paper-based sample treatment, and advanced data analysis. This solution will be developed for the detection of microbial and chemical contamination, validated and demonstrated in real scenarios along the food value chain.
 
By developing, validating and demonstrating a compact, portable, broadly adaptable, multipurpose solution, PHOTONFOOD will bring down the cost of fungal, mycotoxin, pesticides and antibiotics testing on all levels of the food chain.
 
                   

The PHOTONFOOD project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101016444. The project is an initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership.

More about the project

Visit the PHOTONFOOD web site, photonfood.eu (currently under construction) for news, updates and more information.

Published 10. December 2020 - 11:08 - Updated 7. January 2021 - 15:25