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Automating quality provides the platform for seafood processors to reach new levels, seafood software specialist Maritech tells WF

Ensuring product quality is of paramount importance to seafood value chains, and to meet the growing demands and expectations of consumers, companies are increasingly adopting new quality control procedures, with many turning to smart, connected automated solutions.

As far back as 2016, leading seafood software provider Maritech AS saw the potential for data-rich IoT (Internet of Things) technologies as a means to transform the processing sector and to make it a lot smarter. In order to get a good head-start in the space, the Norwegian firm acquired a company that was focusing on the development of both a software platform and sensors. It was also around the same time that Maritech became involved in the development of a new quality measurement technology – in a project with the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima) and Norsk Elektro Optikk. This hyperspectral camera solution was detecting blood and nematodes – or roundworms – from whitefish fillets.

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