Symposium 'Sensors in Food Packaging'

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Students, Employees, Press, Business
24-10-2017 from 13:00 to 18:00
Technopolis, Mechelen, Technologielaan , 2800 Mechelen
Ghent Univerisity, Department of Food Safety and Food Quality + Food2Know
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Is it possible to measure how fresh food is, even if it’s still packed? That’s what the research consortium CheckPack will answer on October 24th when presenting the results of their 4-year research project on the development of a food package sensor.

CheckPack wants to develop an optical sensor in a food package that can tell whether a product is still consumable, without needing to open the package. By using this sensor, food waste can be prevented.
“Our main focus lies on meat and fish packings, because these are two important food industries in Flanders”, Prof. Frank Devlieghere (Ghent University, faculty of Bioscience Engineering) explains. “Fish and meat don’t keep well, so a packing sensor comes in handy for these products. Later, we’ve also incorporated the sensor in fruit, vegetable and biscuit packings.”
This project has been established with the support of the Flemish agency VLAIO and was coordinated by Ghent University, together with expertise centre Food2Know.