Submitted to: Proceedings of Pittcon Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 3, 2008
Publication Date: March 3, 2008
Citation: Kim, M.S., Chao, K., Lefcourt, A.M. 2008. Rapid nondestructive spectral imaging technologies for online food safety inspection. Proceedings of Pittcon Meeting, March 1-4, 2008, New Orleans, LA.
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 methodologies, successfully demonstrating several cutting-edge systems for detection and inspection for food quality, safety, sanitation, and security. The sensing technologies and systems include Raman, fluorescence, and 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 hyperspectral and multispectral image-based online safety inspection for apples and chicken carcasses are presented.