Digital SalmoFan is the new technology to accurately measure fillet color throughout the entire value chain, created for the global purpose-led science-based company Royal DSM. The Digital SalmoFan is a portable and user-friendly device measuring the color of salmon fillet according to a numeric scoring system. This innovation builds upon the DSM SalmoFan and SalmoFan Lineal -used today throughout the global salmon industry to measure fillet color- and brings globally accepted standard color metrics into the digital era.
“By introducing Digital SalmoFan, DSM enables the entire value chain to measure fillet color (at scale) accurately and objectively. Farmers, feed producers, processors and retailers can now move their pigmentation programs into the digital era, optimizing color management and being able to capture greater value from fillet color. One language of color, any-time, any-place,” notes Fabio Cervellione, Director Nutrition & Health Solutions Aqua Global at GO Johnsen.
“In DSM, we are committed to unleashing the power of aquaculture by delivering innovative science-backed solutions for optimum nutrition and health. The Digital SalmoFan enables the industry to maximize the value of color providing a credible, reliable, and consistent reference point across the value chain,” said for his part Benedict Standen, Head of Global Aqua Marketing at DSM.
The Digital SalmoFan will be available to companies globally across the salmon industry value chain, from feed producers, farmers, to processors, and retailers. In doing so, the company further highlights DSM commitment as the industry leader in color measurement tools.
A long list of innovative features
The innovative features of the Digital SalmoFan includes portable, compact, and easy to use; fillet color can be measured consistently anywhere, without any light interference. Objective and accurate: measurements strongly correlated to, and expressed as, a SalmoFan score – the globally accepted standard color metric.
Once connected with smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth, the Digital SalmoFan is simply placed on a sample fillet and ready to scan. A SalmoFan score appears on the screen. The Digital SalmoFan app is an efficient way to gather, store and share the data collected from color measurements. Data are captured in standard spreadsheets for easy export into larger databases.
To learn more about The Digital SalmoFan and other color measurement tools by DSM you can visit the company’s web site, www.dsm.com.
Some weeks ago, two of the aqua experts of the company, Louise Buttle and Cervellione, spoked at The North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) in Bergen, Norway. They shared their views with 900 talented professionals working in the aquaculture industry. Cervellione presented Digital SalmoFan at NASF Tec, while Buttle talked about Sustell.
The experience was “incredible”, they said. “Partnering with purpose means finding like-minded individuals and organizations who share the same values and goals. We believe that by working together, we can make it possible to create a more sustainable future for our industry and the planet,” they added.
Cervellione holds a veterinary degree obtained at University of Milan, MSc in Aquatic Veterinary Studies at Stirling University and PhD in veterinary medicine at Ghent University. He has more than 15 years of experience in the aquaculture industry, through different local and global roles in technical service, sales, R&D and marketing.
Applying science to improve the health of the planet
Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led company in Health, Nutrition & Bioscience, applying science to improve the health of people, animals, and the planet. Founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam, DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all.
DSM’s products and solutions address some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental, and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large.