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A hoListic framework in the quality Labelled food supply chain systems' management towards enhanced data Integrity and verAcity, interoperability, traNsparenCy, and tracEability

Project description

More transparency in food supply chains

Future-proofing the quality of food supply chains is good for the environment and crucial for the health safety of consumers. Lax oversight of food supply chains can result in food fraud and unexpected problems, as well as profit loss for suppliers and more. The EU-funded ALLIANCE project will find a solution by developing an innovative holistic framework. It will ease the monitoring of products, protect data, and provide much-needed transparency and traceability. This will protect food supply chains while ensuring the consumption of safe food and reduced environmental impact.


ALLIANCE represents a paradigm shift in the Food Supply Chain Systems’ management for the combat against Food Fraud, distinguishing from the traditionally approaches that leverage monolithic digitalized logistic solutions and standalone FSC interoperability protocols. ALLIANCE aims to provide a holistic framework that safeguards data integrity and veracity, enhances traceability and transparency and reinforces interoperability in quality labelled supply chain of organic, PDO, PGI, and GI food, through innovative technology solutions and validated approaches (such as distributed ledger technologies supported by IoT sensing devices, providing extensible anchors to interoperability protocols and use of in-situ portable rapid testing devices to detect adulteration and verify food origin and authenticity) and fosters evidence-based decision making through AI and ML for preventative interventions and actionable planning. The proposed framework will improve social and economic sustainability of quality labelled food supply chains by ensuring quality & authenticity, increasing food safety, while also considering climatic and environmental impacts of food products. The technologies to be employed in this project will be described and demonstrated in detail to reach higher technology readiness levels (TRLs) and enable smooth and rapid adoption by all stakeholders.


Net EU contribution
€ 747 375,00
38221 Volos

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Κεντρική Ελλάδα Θεσσαλία Μαγνησία
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 747 375,00

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Partners (2)