Chill-On

Partners: 32 partners

Research Fund: FP6

Started: 2006

Contact

Jónas R. Viðarsson

Director of Division of value creation

jonas@matis.is

Developing and integrating novel technologies to improve safety, transparency and quality insurance of the chilled/frozen food supply chain.

Chill-on is a European FP6 research and innovation project that ran from 2006 to 2010. The objective of the project was to improve the value chain of seafood through research and piloting of solutions on chilling, freezing, packaging, logistics and traceability.

The project was highly successful, as many of the results have had lasting impact on the European seafood industry. 

The consumption of chilled and frozen food products within Europe is growing above average (growth rates >10%) due to changes in society whereas food safety and control are of great concern for consumers. With 11 million tons consumed per year, the European Union is the second largest market for chilled and frozen food products.

The reinforcement of confidence in chilled food products, especially regarding supply-chain aspects, is of high priority for all involved in food manufacturing, trade, logistics and distribution, especially as Directive 178/2002/EC on General Food Law requires traceability to be established at all stages of the food chain. This Directive forces the introduction of community controls of the treatment of agricultural products and foodstuffs.

More than 70% of food products are traded internationally which makes the food supply chain very complex with regard to quality and safety management. Up to today, there is no integrated concept available for the chilled and frozen food chain which allows both the complete and continuous monitoring of food safety and quality (together with environmental concerns) and the traceability of the entire supply chain.

The pro-active and integrated approach of the CHILL-ON project, implements in-deep research for each step of the chilled/frozen supply chain. This includes reviewing state-of-the-art technologies, development of new technological concepts, their validation and potential scale up with focus on monitoring managing and tracing the entire supply chain by a new developed system called eCHILL-ON. As fish is at the third place in the European food market and is one of the most sensitive good with regard to food poisoning, the chilled and frozen fish supply chain was been selected to be the test case in this IP. The proposed integrated CHILL-ON concept will result in the 2020s generation of the frozen/chilled food supply chain.

Partners:

  1. VEREIN ZUR FÖRDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V
    Germany
  2. AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
    Israel
  3. CTVALUE CONSULTING & SOLUTIONS S.R.L.
    Italy
  4. CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
    China
  5. WESSEX INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    United Kingdom
  6. AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
    Greece
  7. FUNDACION CHILE
    Chile
  8. UNIVERSITY OF KENT
    United Kingdom
  9. MATIS OHF
    Iceland
  10. AFCON SOFTWARE AND ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Israel
  11. BEIJING BEISHUI FOOD INDUSTRY CO.,LTD
    China
  12. MOTOROLA ISRAEL LTD.
    Israel
  13. Q-BIOANALYTIC GMBH
    Germany
  14. CYBELIA
    France
  15. RESEARCH RELAY LTD.
    United Kingdom
  16. CRYTEC LTD.
    Israel
  17. FRESHPOINT QUALITY ASSURANCE LTD.
    Israel
  18. CHAINFOOD B.V.
    Netherlands
  19. TRACEALL LIMITED
    United Kingdom
  20. SEARA ALIMENTOS S.A.
    Brazil
  21. COMPANHIA MINUANO DE ALIMENTOS
    Brazil
  22. UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND
    Iceland
  23. MOY PARK LIMITED
    United Kingdom
  24. OPALE SEAFOOD S.A.S.
    France
  25. RLABS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
    Greece
  26. TEHNION-ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Israel
  27. FJORD MARIN DENIZ ÜRÜNLERI ÜRETIM SANAYI VE TICARET.A.S.
    Turkey
  28. FUNDAÇÃO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE
    Brazil
  29. INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGÍSTICA
    Spain
  30. OSM-DAN LTD.
    Israel
  31. RHEINISCHE-FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS UNIVERSITÄT BONN
    Germany
  32. UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
    Italy