The upstream connection to safe, high-yield tuna
Canned tuna is, by volume, the most consumed fish in Europe. For all involved from fishing to canning, there is a mutual interest in maximising yield while ensuring food safety. Larpro Engineering and Triple Alpha have recognised an unmet need for an upstream monitoring platform that can monitor and verify critical parameters throughout the supply chain.
In this S3FOOD project, the partners will demonstrate and validate a platform that integrates data from a wide range of smart sensors. The objective is to link post-harvest parameters – such as freezing gradients, storage temperature and salinity – with critical food safety and yield parameters in processing.
Although tuna is the current focus, the platform will be easily applicable to other seafood chains and could also be adapted to meat, pork and poultry.
Larpro and Triple Alpha are both companies that develop advanced systems and software solutions for the food industry. JEALSA and Armadora Pereira are supporting the project.