Hyperspectral imaging in plant based food safety
Possibility of hyperspectral imaging application in safety control of plant based food that is converted to by-products and used as feed
Latest requirements in terms of food safety control have become extremely strict. This is reasonable, given that each year up to 30 percent of the world’s population suffers from some food-borne disease. However, feed safety is no less important, since only safe feed can ensure secure human food. Therefore, it is important to develop methods for rapid and accurate assessments of hazards on food and feed. Hyperspectral imaging spectroscopy is a novel computer technology with great potential in rapid and precise food and feed hazard detection. This paper will give a review of possible usage of this technique in safety control of plant based food that is converted to by-product and used as animal feed.
Quality and safety control are probably the most important requirements of contemporary food and feed production. World health organization (WHO) reported that each year up to 30 percent of the world’s population suffers from some food-borne disease. In response to this, producers and food control services recognize a need to create an effective feed control system, which will lead to safe and secure food. On the other hand, ensuring a healthy and secure feed quality, as well as cost competitiveness, is often crucial to survive the competition. Nowadays, food and feed safety management systems are designed on a detailed understanding of all inputs to the production process. Therefore, it is of great importance to develop effective methods for on-line detection of hazards in order to prevent further contamination.
Traditional methods of food monitoring involve analytical techniques, which are time consuming, expensive and often require sample destruction. A good example of a nondestructive analytical method for quality analysis of samples is near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) (1). Nevertheless, NIR spectrometers do not have possibili ...