Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: January 29, 2008
Publication Date: January 29, 2008
Citation: Kim, M.S., Chao, K., Lefcourt, A.M. 2008. Multispectral imaging technologies for rapid-online safety inspection of foods. LabAutomation Conference, 01/30/2008, Palm Springs, California.
Foodborne illness presents a public health challenge in the United States. There is an urgent need for the federal government and food industries to expand efforts to prevent any food contamination that potentially could be harmful to human health. The Food Safety Laboratory, ARS, USDA is one of the leading laboratories for the development of opto-electronic sensing technologies and ethodologies, successfully demonstrating several cutting-edge systems for detection and inspection for food quality, safety, sanitation, and security. The sensing technologies and systems include fluorescence, visible/near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy, and hyperspectral and multispectral imaging. A brief overview of the FSL approaches for food safety research and development, and applications of rapid multispectral image-based online safety inspection for applies and chicken carcasses are presented.