Background

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 Article in Foodnavigator

    24 May 2021
    A story to the work of Gina Ross (ESR1) from WFSR within the FoodSmartphone project on portable allergen testing was described in the Foodnavigator paper entitled: Allergen testing with a smartphone: The self-test makes chemical analysis accessible to everyone. (more).

    Gina Ross introduced her project in the national newspaper De Volkskrant

    15 May 2021
    Gina Ross (ESR1) from WFSR introduced her research within the FoodSmartphone project in national newspaper De Volkskrant (more).

    Gina Ross introduced her test for peanuts allergen testing

    1 May 2021
    Gina Ross (ESR1) from WFSR introduced her test for peanuts allergen testing in local magazine Allergisch voor pindas? Gina bedacht een simpele zelftest, Omroep Gelderland (more).

    FoodSmartphone projekt at the New Food/ Food Integrity conference

    20 April 2021
    Prof. Michel Nielen, the FoodSmartphone project coordinator, moderated the session Food for Thought Lab Testing Understanding What and Why at New Food/ Food Integrity conference (more).

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