Food adulteration and authenticity

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Authenticity and detection of adulteration are the increasing challenges for researchers, consumers, industries, and regulatory agencies. Traditional approaches may not be the most effective option to fight against adulteration. Much effort has been spent in both academia and industry to develop rapid and nondestructive optical techniques for detecting adulteration. Among them, hyperspectral imaging is one of the most promising. Hyperspectral imaging is a rapid, reagentless, nondestructive analytical technique that integrates spectroscopic and imaging techniques into one system to attain both spectral and spatial information simultaneously from an object that cannot be achieved with either digital imaging or conventional spectroscopic techniques. Associated with multivariate analyses, the technique has been successfully implemented for rapid and nondestructive inspection of various food products. In this chapter, latest research outcomes for authenticity and detecting adulteration using hyperspectral imaging will be highlighted and described. Additionally, challenges, opportunities, and future trends of hyperspectral imaging will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFood Safety
Subtitle of host publicationBasic Concepts, Recent Issues, and Future Challenges
EditorsJinap Selamat, Shahsad Zafar Iqbal
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319392530
ISBN (Print)9783319392516
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Chemistry


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