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Name of SME:
Project title: Developing and integrating novel technologies to improve safety,
transparency and quality insurance of the chilled/frozen food supply
Project acronym: CHILL ON
Call details: FP6-2004-FOOD-3A
Project type: IP
Subject of the project:
The CHILL-ON project will research and develop new approaches and concepts to improve the quality, safety visibility and traceability of the chilled/frozen food supply chain. It will research and develop new key elements currently either unavailable, or existing with remarkable limitations. The outputs of this project will be integrated into a holistic approach to deliver a complete integrated solution to significantly enhance the state of the art of the entire food supply chain from- "farm to fork". The project should result in a novel concept for tracking and tracing - "TRACECHILL" to include input from novel biosensors for low temperature microorganisms, novel chilling and packaging technologies and smart labeling.
Context of the project:
The consumption of chilled/frozen food products within
The consortium includes multidisciplinary integrating disciplines from food science, microbiology, physics, chemistry, and information technologies. It is composed of organizations from 6 Member States;
The total budget of the project requested from EC contribution is around 9.799.568 €
Full duration time of the project is 4 years. The CHILL-ON Integrated Project is designed to deliver a novel tracking and tracing system for the entire frozen and chilled food supply chain. In this project, it will be initially developed for the chilled and frozen fish and seafood products supply chain as these are the most sensitive goods with regard to microbial spoilage, parts of it will be also demonstrated for poultry. This enfolds new safety and quality concepts (WP1 QMRA model and quantitative HACCP), improved transport and storage conditions(WP3: new chilling technologies, optimized chilling procedures), innovative packaging solutions for smart label integration (WP3) and tracing and tracking technologies (WP 4 TTI, RFID, eCHILL-ON smart label (rfTTI), Mobile Management Unit and ICT software system. Special quality assurance tests will be developed based on novel biosensors for low temperature bacteria (WP2). Based on these technological developments, data from critical points in the supply chain will be transmitted in wireless and land line. An information system will be developed (TRACECHILL WP4) in order to ensure real-time traceability as well as full supply chain management according to the latest state-of-the-art technological approaches and real-time risk assessment in each stage. The CHILL-ON concept will be designed and applicable for different geographical regions (Europe, Asia and
Brief description of the SME:
FJORD is an integrated fish farm company with its own hatcheries, on-growing sites, packing plant and large exportation capacity. FMT is one of the leading companies of
This is the first involvement of the FJORD in European projects
How did the SME get involved in the project?
Fjord Marin learned about FP6 by the help of TUBITAK’s informative e-mails related with FP6. Then, Fjord visited TUBITAK and a face to face meeting was held. During this meeting, FP6 and SMEsforFOOD project was presented. In addition to TUBITAK’s partner search e-mails, Fjord has personal contacts with the Israeli coordinator. Fjord already collaborates with Israeli partners and ships the fish all over the EU, this uniqueness gives it the role of a bridge and will allow the testing of the new technologies and machineries from both
How did the Role and Activities of the SME in the project
FJORD will be a task leader in work package 5 which includes field trial model development. The design of the trial pattern will include simulated conditions to verify that all developed technologies could be tested and verified simultaneously. The scope, stages, procedures and expected results of the TRACECHILL system validation in real environment will be defined and specified in details. FJORD will participate both in the testing of the whole system and in the specific testing of the new liquid-ice technology (Bubble-ice).
The SME budget/grant
288.224€ / 9799.568 €
Strategic expectations of the SME:
§ Will gain international recognition,
§ start developing the tomorrow concepts and applications, in fields of first technological importance ranging from microbiology to SW and HW developments for tracing and monitoring tools,
§ Reduction of economic losses due to customers complaints by 90%,
§ producing own ice in company structure,
§ Increased sales due to improved quality and safety management system for its own business
§ Added value for customers, reduction of lot size in case of recall, and brand protection
IPR for the SME:
SFF partner : TUBITAK-TURKEY: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) is the umbrella organization for the National Contact Point system in
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