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Hand-held Near Infrared Spectroscopy devices speed up food fraud detection: Lab methods for the analysis of adulterated food can be time-consuming, expensive and impossible to use in the field. A new study shows promising results for hand-held near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy tools. The investigated method proved to be very quick and highly accurate, and could open new possibilities for remote testing. This was shown in a study with oregano samples, a common target for food adulteration.

Find this method description and more in our Food Fraud Database.

Picture Credit: Susanne Kuehne

Posted on 12 April 2021