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)
Stephan Freitag from BOKU represents the PHOTONFOOD project at the World Mycotoxin Forum 2022, talking about infrared spectroscopy for mycotoxin testing.
PHOTONFOOD partners presented their research at EuroFAST 2022. Read about their experience and Gina Ross receiving an award for “From Sample to Smartphone”.
Scientist from ECREAM presented their projects at a joint booth. Read about Polina’s experience in Strasbourg.
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RT @RudolfKrska: Discussing the future of #food #contaminant testing with good old friends and the fabulous @photonfood consortium - at the…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.