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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF SENSING AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR FOOD SAFETY AND SANITATION INSPECTION IN FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROCESSING

Location: Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory

Title: Nondestructive imaging technologies for agro-food safety inspection

Authors
item Kim, Moon
item Chao, Kuanglin
item Lefcourt, Alan
item Yang, Chun-Chieh
item Chan, Diane

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 12, 2012
Publication Date: March 12, 2012
Citation: Kim, M.S., Chao, K., Lefcourt, A.M., Yang, C., Chan, D.E. 2012. Nondestructive imaging technologies for agro-food safety inspection. [abstract].

Technical Abstract: Scientists at the Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory, ARS, have developed hyperspectral and multispectral line-scan image-based opto-electronic sensing technologies and methodologies for online agro-food quality and safety inspection. Sensing techniques including fluorescence and visible/near-infrared (VNIR) reflectance spectroscopic imaging have been used in the development of real-time online inspection platforms. An overview of the ARS approaches for the development of line-scan image-based sensing technologies for agro-food inspection and their application as rapid inspection platforms in apple and chicken processing environments is presented.

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