FOODTRAST - FOOD safety TRaceability using Advanced non-invasive Spectroscopic Techniques
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FOODTRAST – FOOD safety TRaceability using Advanced non-invasive Spectroscopic Techniques

FOODTRAST - FOOD safety TRaceability using Advanced non-invasive Spectroscopic Techniques
FOODTRAST - FOOD safety TRaceability using Advanced non-invasive Spectroscopic Techniques
FOODTRAST - FOOD safety TRaceability using Advanced non-invasive Spectroscopic Techniques
FOODTRAST - FOOD safety TRaceability using Advanced non-invasive Spectroscopic Techniques

FOODTRAST is a collaborative project between AGROCRETA and the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (UNIS group), the premier multidisciplinary research institution in Greece.

ΕΠΑνΕΚ 2014-2020 - Επιχειρησιακο Πρόγραμμα - Ανταγωνιστικότητα - Επιχειρηματικότητα - Καινοτομια

Financed by the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program RIS3Crete (KPHP1-0028622)

Agricultural products safety

Ensuring the quality of agricultural products is becoming increasingly important. The high request for premium food quality and safety throughout the whole food-chain, demands top standards of quality monitoring. In this direction, analytical and non-invasive tools are needed for the quantitative and qualitative detection of chemical substances (e.g. pesticides) that downgrade the overall quality of agricultural products.

Agricultural products safety

Ensuring the quality of agricultural products is becoming increasingly important. The high request for premium food quality and safety throughout the whole food-chain, demands top standards of quality monitoring. In this direction, analytical and non-invasive tools are needed for the quantitative and qualitative detection of chemical substances (e.g. pesticides) that downgrade the overall quality of agricultural products.

FOODTRAST aim

The aim of FOODTRAST project is the development of a portable spectroscopic system for rapid, non-invasive, diagnostic and qualitative analysis of agricultural products in order to identify pesticide residues at an early stage. FOODTRUST targets for safety traceability from the field to the consumer by monitoring the products at the field from the first day of spraying till the final packaging.

Spectroscopic techniques for non-invasive chemicals detection.

Spectroscopy constitutes a non-invasive method for the rapid detection of chemical substances. FOODTRAST combines spectroscopic measurements at two different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum: terahertz (THz) and infrared (IR). Each one is complementing the other allowing for wide-spectrum precision measurements.