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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF NEW AND IMPROVED SYSTEMS TO ENHANCE FOOD SAFETY INSPECTION AND SANITATION OF FOOD PROCESSING Title: Nondestructive sensing technologies for food safety

Authors
item Kim, Moon
item Chao, Kuanglin
item Chan, Diane
item Jun, Won
item Lee, Kangjin -
item Kang, Sukwon -
item Yang, Chun-Chieh
item Lefcourt, Alan

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: July 23, 2009
Publication Date: August 1, 2009
Citation: Kim, M.S., Chao, K., Chan, D.E., Jun, W., Lee, K., Kang, S., Yang, C., Lefcourt, A.M. 2009. Nondestructive sensing technologies for food safety. International Symposium for Improvement of Agro-Food Safety Proceedings. p. 119-126.

Interpretive Summary: In recent years, research at the Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory (EMFSL), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has focused on the development of novel image-based sensing technologies to address agro-food safety concerns, and implementation of these novel technologies into practical instrumentation for industrial applications. We developed a newer line-scan hyperspectral imaging platform for high-speed inspection on high-throughput processing lines, capable of simultaneous multiple inspection algorithms for different agro-food safety problems, such as poultry carcass inspection for wholesomeness and apple inspection for fecal contamination and defect detection. In addition, portable imaging devices were developed for in situ identification of contamination sites and for use by agro-food producer and processor operations for cleaning and sanitation inspection of food processing surfaces. Research and sensing technologies presented in this presentation are useful to food scientists, microbiologists, engineers, regulatory government agencies (FSIS and FDA), and food processing industries.

Technical Abstract: In recent years, research at the Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory (EMFSL), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has focused on the development of novel image-based sensing technologies to address agro-food safety concerns, and transformation of these novel technologies into practical instrumentation for industrial implementations. The line-scan-based hyperspectral imaging techniques have often served as a research tool to develop rapid multispectral methods based on only a few spectral bands for rapid online applications. We developed a newer line-scan hyperspectral imaging platform for high-speed inspection on high-throughput processing lines, capable of simultaneous multiple inspection algorithms for different agro-food safety problems such as poultry carcass inspection for wholesomeness and apples inspection for fecal contamination and defect detection. In addition, portable imaging devices were developed for in situ identification of contamination sites and for use by agro-food producer and processor operations for cleaning and sanitation inspection of food processing surfaces. The aim of this presentation is to illustrate recent advances in the above agro-food safety sensing technologies.

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