NIRs computer vision system for detecting Anisakis in industrial fish processing lines


Project Description

Anisakis is a parasite that can be found in marine organisms. When humans accidentally ingest Anisakis larvae, it can cause Anisakiasis, a disease difficult to diagnose and with diverse symptoms such as chronic urticaria, gastric ulcers or even anaphylaxis. Anisakis-infection risk can be reduced is fish is well cooked or previously frozen before consumption. However, consumption of raw or undercooked fishery products is increasing and not all the domestic freezers can reach the required conditions for Anisakis elimination. Add to this, some biochemical allergens released by the Anisakis larvae remain in the fish flesh even after cooking or freezing.

Based on state-of-the-art spectral technology, AnisakFree efficiently detects Anisakis presence in fish production lines, with no need for sample preparation, and in a completely automated way. AnisakFree users will benefit from avoiding expenditure in control surveys (that, moreover, are only applied to specific samples and do not assure the safety of all the fishery products), to have a distinct competitive advantage in terms of quality and safety and to not risk their brand image.

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