'Game-changing' seafood tech returns to SENA with new upgrades
Seafood Analytics will highlight its Certified Quality Reader’s (CQR) approach to validating seafood quality at the upcoming Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America (SENA) event, taking place in Boston, Mass. from 6 to 8 March.
Introduced at SENA 2015, the CQR method has gained traction in the industry since its debut, according to Seafood Analytics. As of now, the company is in talks with a number of major grocery chains throughout the United States, intent on promoting the use of the CQR method among retailers as a means to effectively measure seafood quality and reduce shrink loss.
“We’ve experienced exponential growth since our initial launch at the 2015 Seafood Expo,” explained Michael Liedtke, co-founder of Seafood Analytics. “Our CQR has proven to be a game changer for the seafood industry. We’re excited to return to the North American Seafood Expo as it provides an excellent opportunity for us to connect with vendors, distributors, and retailers to showcase how they can accurately gauge the quality and freshness of their seafood and thereby improve buying, sorting, processing, transporting and selling.”
A handheld device, the CQR allows for non-invasive instantaneous screening and data collection through the use of electrical currents to provide objective cellular quality data for fish species and other seafood; it works by measuring how much the cells inside the fish species change over time depending on conditions. When coupled with Certified Quality Cloud Platform, the device gives users the ability to analyze and stow quality data effectively.
Seafood Analytics’ CQR has received a number of upgrades since its release, including the display of the following items:
- FDA - FDA & Torry correlated sensory scores
- DsH - Days since Harvest
- SLR - Shelf Life Remaining
- CQ - Certified Quality Number
- FoPF - Whether seafood is Fresh or Previously Frozen
“We appreciate the early relationships we have built with companies like Taku River Reds, Sitka Salmon Shares and Paster Training," Liedtke said. “Their feedback has helped us further develop the technology to make it a useful tool across the industry, in just one year.”
The device is informed by 35 years of proven science and research, Liedtke said, and the patent-pending technology is expected to improve the seafood industry’s pricing, quality control, transportation, inventory management and purchasing and selling decisions. Seafood Analytics is in the process of developing a ‘Certified Quality Seafood’ Certification (CQSC) to accompany the device.
The company will be exhibiting at booth No. 2173 at SENA16.