FISH-FIT – Virtual Workshop

FISH-FIT – Virtual Workshop 07 October 2021 SAVE THE DATE! The control of seafood authenticity is an important prerequisite to combat illegal fishing, consumer deception and food fraud, which represent a serious risk to the economic development of the marine sector in the North Atlantic region. The verification of the correct and mandatory labeling of…

Seafood Traceability and Consumers Workshop 2021

The SEATRACES Interreg Atlantic Area project is organising the Seafood Traceability and Consumers online workshop, which will take place on Thursday 17 June 2021 and will be hosted by the University of Aberdeen. The aim of the workshop is to engage consumer-facing organisations about the latest trends and debates in traceability and to advance our…

NGS technology to check the label

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in collaboration with Identigen has developed a scanning tool based on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology to check that the ingredients indicated in the label correspond with those actually determined in the food. The technology used provides the capacity to detect the presence of undeclared species. In the…

Fighting against fraud in seafood products

SEATRACES consortium is working in the developing of tools for detecting and controling seafood fraud. Some published results of the previous LABELFISH consortium demonstrated the potential of NGS to detect unexpected or undeclared species in seafood products, such as those that could be present in canned tuna or surimi products (Kappel et al., 2017 and…