One of the research topics of Ciboris deals with food fraud and food authenticity.
We have an on-going research project entitled ‘Food fingerprinting as a tool to control food authenticity’,
subsidized by VLAIO (Flemish government: Vlaamse Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen), in cooperation with
Ghent University (Prof. B. De Meulenaer, Prof. L. Jaxcsens, Prof. K. Demeestere and Prof. C. Walgraeve),
CRA-W (Centre Wallon de Recherches Agronomiques) and
ML2Grow (company for advanced machine learning, spin-off UGent).
Specific fingerprinting technologies will be evaluated in their potential solution in food fraud questions in combination with multivariate statistical analysis. Food
authenticity problems such as origin, variety and/or adulteration will be identified.
NEW food fraud project: coöperation with fruit juice industry to develop analytical tools to identify food fraud in fruit juices and fruit concentrates.