Wednesday, 15 March, 2023
WATSON is a new €11 million Horizon Europe project which aims to develop a set of tools and systems that can detect and prevent fraudulent practices across the food supply chain. It will increase transparency through improved track-and-trace mechanisms containing accurate, time- relevant and untampered information on the food product throughout its whole journey. The proposed framework will be demonstrated and extensively tested under real-life conditions in a range of use cases on agri-food value chains i.e. wine, honey, olive oil, meat, dairy, fish in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, Finland and Norway, respectively.
Coordinated by Dr Dimitrios Argyropoulos, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, WATSON will be delivered by a multidisciplinary consortium of 44 partners across 19 EU and associated countries. The project is supported by EIT-FOOD.
Pictured (l-r) are: Professor Enda Cummins, Deputy Head of UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, Pamela Byrne, CEO Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Associate Professor Tom Curran, Vice-Principal for Internationalisation, UCD College of Engineering and Architecture and Dr Dimitrios Argyropoulos (WATSON Coordinator), Assistant Professor, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering.