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.
- VEREIN ZUR FÖRDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V
- AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
- CTVALUE CONSULTING & SOLUTIONS S.R.L.
- CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
- WESSEX INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
- AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
- FUNDACION CHILE
- UNIVERSITY OF KENT
- MATIS OHF
- AFCON SOFTWARE AND ELECTRONICS LTD.
- BEIJING BEISHUI FOOD INDUSTRY CO.,LTD
- MOTOROLA ISRAEL LTD.
- Q-BIOANALYTIC GMBH
- RESEARCH RELAY LTD.
- CRYTEC LTD.
- FRESHPOINT QUALITY ASSURANCE LTD.
- CHAINFOOD B.V.
- TRACEALL LIMITED
- SEARA ALIMENTOS S.A.
- COMPANHIA MINUANO DE ALIMENTOS
- UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND
- MOY PARK LIMITED
- OPALE SEAFOOD S.A.S.
- RLABS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
- TEHNION-ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
- FJORD MARIN DENIZ ÜRÜNLERI ÜRETIM SANAYI VE TICARET.A.S.
- FUNDAÇÃO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE
- INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGÍSTICA
- OSM-DAN LTD.
- RHEINISCHE-FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS UNIVERSITÄT BONN
- UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA