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Spectral imaging for contaminant detection on fresh food produce

Investigators
Kim M S
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2013
End date
2016
Objective
The objective of this cooperative research project is to investigate non-destructive optical sensing-based comprehensive tools and techniques to rapidly assess safety and quality of fruits and vegetables and this will reduce food safety risks in pre-harvest and post-harvest production. This work will focus primarily on fresh fruits and vegetables, such as leafy greens, that have been associated with serious food safety problems, as well as other common items such as apples and tomatoes. This project will focus on the validation of the ARS optical sensing technologies for the detection of contaminated and defective fresh produce, and chemical and biological contamination of food products and processing surfaces.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
1245-42000-018-23T
Accession number
424125
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Chemical Contaminants
Commodities
Produce