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Hyperspectral imaging technology for the quality inspection of fish products

Objective

The EU finfish industry should deliver high quality and safe products to the marketplace to meet the expectation of consumers. Appearance, nutrition, texture, freshness, and spoilage are the most important quality and safety attributes of fish products. Quality inspection of fish is typically carried out manually on candling tables by human visual detection, which is very labour intensive, and many quality and safety attributes are invisible to the inspectors. It is also subjective and dependent on the experience and criteria of the inspectors. Available traditional instrumental measurements are destructive, expensive, time-consuming and inefficient. Moreover, they cannot provide spatial distribution information of desired attributes, critical for evaluating the quality and safety of fish products.
In this project, hyperspectral imaging (HSI) technology will be applied for quantitative and non-invasive measurement and visualisation of quality and safety of finfish fillets. Combining the main advantages of spectroscopy and computer vision, HSI can simultaneously acquire spectral and spatial information in one single system, enabling it to measure both external physical and morphological characteristics and internal quality attributes from a finfish product. A reliable HSI system with numerous quantitative models will be trained, established, and validated for rapid and non-invasive measurement of quality and safety attributes of finfish fillets based on the most critical image features extracted from visible and invisible (near infrared) hyperspectral images of finfish fillets and their reference attribute values, which will be measured by using traditional instruments and sensory analysis.
This development brings a major advance to the EU finfish industry for ensuring the safe processing of finfish products and the correct labelling of products in relation to quality, safety, authenticity and compliance.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computer vision
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 43 958,08
Administrative Contact
Carlos Pradera (Mr.)

Participants (7)

VENMARK FISK AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 174 981
Address
Lassevej 31
9850 Hirtshals
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claus Ibsen (Mr.)
FRESHSEAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 197 679
Address
St George S Road Unit 1 Industrial
TF2 7QZ Telford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Georgios Vanezi (Mr.)
XENOTECHS LABORATORIOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 205 000
Address
Avenida Beiramar Planta 3 47
36202 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mariluz Perez Martin (Mrs.)
BCB Informatica y Control S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 205 599
Address
Calle Fernando El Catolico 11/2B Dcha
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Luis Bezares (Mr.)
SPECIM, SPECTRAL IMAGING OY LTD
Finland
EU contribution
€ 295 473
Address
Teknologiantie 6D
90570 Oulu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Timo Hyvarinen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 14 560,32
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 12 705
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)