Technological solutions for allergen and pathogenic microorganism control to guarantee safety in the agri-food value chain through disruptive rapid analysis technologies

Project details

Abbreviation: TECAM

Start date: 2021-06-01End date: 2023-06-30


TECAM is a collaborative research project for the food sector whose main objective is to research and identify different technological solutions to help determine the presence of potential natural or opportunistic components capable of endangering human health and that may be present in commercially available foods, in order to prevent cases of food allergies and food poisoning.

For this purpose, following a multidisciplinary approach, various conventional and disruptive detection technologies, both direct and indirect, will be researched in order to obtain information that will help ensure food safety. In terms of disruptive technologies, rapid analysis systems based on digital microfluidics, near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and artificial intelligence will be designed to provide portable and in situ detection devices for allergens and pathogens.

  • Leartiker
  • CEIT Technology Centre
  • Deusto University
Activities carried out by Leartiker
  • Research on the epidemiology of food allergies, food labelling legislation and standardised quantification methods for allergens and pathogens of interest.
  • Preparation and analysis based on standardised food sampling techniques for the development and validation of devices developed by the partners.
  • Research on the presence, growth and toxin production of Staphylococcus aureus in raw milk from the Basque Country.

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