A paradigm shift in food quality and safety testing is required in order to free resources for an intensified combat against fraud in the food chain. As an enabling technology solution to the problem, FoodSmartphone proposes the development of smartphone-based (bio)analytical sensing and diagnostic tools, for simplified on-site pre-screening of quality and safety parameters and wireless data transfer to servers of relevant stakeholders.
The consortium has been built upon highly complementary disciplines: (bio)analytical chemists, biologists, physicists, micro/nano-engineers, mathematicians, organic- and food chemists will work together on the joint supra-disciplinary goal.
FoodSmartphone offers the ESRs (early-stage researchers) an extensive programme of both mandatory and optional network-wide training events and intersectoral secondments.
The scientific training in novel smartphone-based sensing technologies plus the complementary skills training provided, will have a major impact on future EU monitoring practices and, moreover, pave the road for Citizen Science.

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  • Outreach activities

    FoodSmartphone project in online magazine

    May 24, 2022
    Wageningen University has published an online magazine called with a description of FoodSmartphone: European research collaborations - How Wageningen University & Research makes a difference in policy with European research projects. The link to the FoodSmarphone subject is: FoodSmartphone - Test your own food with your smartphone

    Georgina Ross (ESR1, WFSR) received the Kolthoff award

    April 21, 2022
    Georgina Ross (ESR1, WFSR) received the Kolthoff award during EuroFAST2022. The Kolthoff award is the prize of the The Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) for the best dissertation in analytical chemistry of the past two years. After she received her award, Gina has given a key note lecture at EuroFAST2022 titled: "From sample to smartphone: consumer-operable analytical devices for multiplex allergen detection".

    New video on Food allergen testing with the smartphone.

    December 20, 2021
    Georgina Ross (ESR1, WFSR) introduces a test to check food for allergens with the smartphone. (video)

    9th FoodSmartphone E-newsletter is available.

    December 7, 2021
    The ninth FoodSmatphone E-newsletter informs about project activities. (pdf)

    Highlights of FoodSmartphone project on the CORDIS website

    13 September 2021
    Prof. Michel Nielen has given an interview about the FoodSmartphone project. The highlights of the project are available on the CORDIS website (more).

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