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The development of a low cost, easy to use toolkit providing food processing SMEs with the ability to both forward and backward trace, and to rectify process-centric applications

Objective

Our proposed development will deliver a toolkit that can be used by SME food processors to model their process at an appropriate level of abstraction (using our proposed tool ProcMod), capture process and ingredient characteristics in real time (within our proposed unified storage architecture UniArc), forward and backward trace to determine either the resultant end product from ingredients or process settings, or ingredients and process settings implicated in end product production (using our proposed multi-platform tool Tracer) and to probabilistically determine the point of failure and most appropriate rectification paradigm (through our novel intelligent decision support network Solver).The results of our development will be used by food processing companies, represented in the EU by 310,000 organisations, in order for them to begin the process of supporting rapid and cost-effective product traceability. The main benefit to those organisations adopting our technology will be a significant reduction in time taken, and a significant increase in accuracy of product traceability across their production process, resulting in:
Compliance with current and pending legislation
Being able to take prompt action to remove products from sale and protect brand reputation
Minimization of the size of any withdrawal and hence the costs incurred in recovering, disposing or reconditioning products already placed in the market
Diagnosing and solving problems process-centric
Assurance of end-product place of origin and quality
Increased visibility of the production process and stock control, resulting in increased production and stock handling efficiency

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SME-1
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Coordinator

AGRITRACE LIMITED
Address
8A New Rd, Mepal
Ely
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

ASSOCIATION OF MEAT PROCESSORS IN BULGARIA AMB
Bulgaria
Address
Bl.240, Entr. A, Shiptchenski Prohod Blvd.
Sofia
JMP INGENIEROS SL
Spain
Address
Camino San Miguel, S/nº
Sotes - La Rioja
MATBORSEN AS
Norway
Address
Borgeskogen Nord
Stokke
MATFORSK AS, NORWEGIAN FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Osloveien 1
Aas
O&S COMPUTER-SOFT ORLOWSKI SPOLKA KOMANDYTOWA
Poland
Address
Zwirki I Wigury 8-12
Walbrzych
PERA INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Pera Innovation Park, Nottingham Road
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
SAMWORTH BROTHERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Chetwode House, 1 Samworth Way
Melton Mowbray
VALMIERAS PIENS
Latvia
Address
93 Rigas Street
Valmiera