A PhasmaFOOD miniaturized multi-sensor optical sensing prototype device for the noninvasive detection of several food safety threats and a cloud-based software architecture for fast characterisation of foods were presented during the poster session at the RME2018.
RME2018 is the 12th conference in the Rapid Methods Europe series dedicated to innovations and breakthroughs in rapid analysis & diagnostics across the agri-food, water, animal health and healthcare sectors. This 12th edition took place on 5-7 November 2018 in Amsterdam. RME2018 aimed to further strengthen the academia-industry relations and disseminate advanced research towards practical applications. More than 250 scientists, technologists, and professionals wishing to gain insight into to innovations and breakthroughs in rapid analysis & diagnostics, attended the event.
The PhasmaFOOD partner, Judith Muller-Maatsch (RIKILT Wageningen University and Research), presented the results of the successful food adulteration detection in skimmed milk ‘one-class model’ multivariate statistics. Further adulteration studies include alcoholic beverages, edible oils, and meat products.
Note that apart from adulteration, the PhasmaFOOD team is also testing the device in the detection of mycotoxins in grains and nuts using fluorescence testing and in the detection of early signs of food spoilage in fruits, vegetables, meat and fish using spectroscopy scans.
PhasmaFOOD latests results were extensively discussed in face-to-face meetings with the interested industry and academia representatives, as well as with the stakeholders from the other relevant scientific projects.
More information about the PhasmaFOOD prototype device can be found here.