Flexible mid-infrared photonic solutions for rapid farm-to-fork sensing of food contaminants
PHOTONFOOD’s aim 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. The EU-funded project will develop an integrated solution that combines innovations in mid-infrared (MIR) sensing with smart paper-based sample treatment, and advanced data analysis. Being validated and demonstrated in real scenarios along the food value chain, this new food safety scanner will ensure that food is free from fungi, pesticides, and other substances detrimental to people’s health.
13 partners from 8 European countries form the multidisciplinary team of PHOTONFOOD. Globally acknowledged leading experts in the field of infrared spectroscopy, light source and waveguide development, paper-based on-site chemical analysis, food spoilage microbiology, and data science collaborate with leading mycotoxin analysis laboratories, an aquaponics farm, a distributor of dry foods, farms with on-site food processing and vending, and a producer of a digital platform for food safety. Together, they develop ground-breaking sensing technology to ensure that your food is safe to consume.
ICT / Life Sciences
January 2021 – December 2024
4.97 million euro
Prof. Achim Kohler
PHOTONFOOD Project Coordinator
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
In the past months, the NMBU Biospec Norway team has been busy presenting PHOTONFOOD activities at conferences throughout Europe, exchanging thoughts on their research.
At the Rapid Methods Europe conference 2022, PHOTONFOOD organised a session on Advanced Photonics for Food Safety and Testing together with the ECREAM cluster.
PHOTONFOOD will present a session on Advanced Photonics for Food Safety and Quality Testing together with other experts from the ECREAM cluster and beyond during RME 2022.
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📢 1,5 years into the project, the first PHOTONFOOD results can be shared! The Biospec team from @UniNMBU was busy presenting at conferences all ove...Read More
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PHOTONFOOD has received funding by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101016444 and is part of the Photonics Public Private Partnership.