We are pleased to announce that BioCoS with other 282 companies out of 3299, received the SME-Instrument-1 (H2020-SMEINST-1) for the project AUTHEVOO (Contract No: 889774).
DNA-Authenticity & Traceability for Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Τrust the DNA, not the label.
Globalization and internationalization of Olive oil industry increased supply chain complexity that led to a fragmented visibility of the involved actors, enabling fraudulent practices for illegitimate profit. In this context, particularly extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), due to its high price coupled with its health benefits and its increasing demand in cosmetic/pharmaceutical sectors became an ideal target for frauds. EVOO traceability is considered a central issue for the identification of improper actions along the olive oil supply chain, to protect its quality and consumers’ health. The aim of AUTHEVOO is to disrupt the EVOO supply chain by providing an end-to-end DNA-based system offering transparency and trust among its actors.