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German researchers have developed a method for the non-targeted detection of paprika adulteration using Fourier transform mid-infrared (FT-MIR) spectroscopy and one-class soft independent modelling of class analogy (OCSIMCA). One-class models based…
Nov 5
Mark Woolfe published an article
The University of East Anglia are running a series of on-line courses which give an introduction to modern analytical authenticity techniques and how they can be used to uncover food fraud.The courses last 4 weeks and involve 2 hours study a week. T…
Nov 2
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Gelatine is widely used in the manufacture of "gummy" sweets, and both bovine and porcine gelatine is used. Turkish researchers have used FTIR-ATR (Fourier Transform Infra Red - Attenuated Total Reflectance) spectroscopy to determine whether bovine…
Nov 1
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Oct 24
Mark Woolfe published an article
The 5-year EU project FOODINTEGRITY comes to an end this year. Hence, it is organising its 5th and final conference in Nantes on the 14-15 November. The event is expected to host more than 400 attendees from the food processing industry, food retail…
Oct 20
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The three farmers ran a certified organic farm in Overton, Nebraska, but also farmed other non-certified fields in the area. Maize and soyabeans produced from these fields were sold as organic, at much higher prices to customers both directly and vi…
Oct 20
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As part of the EU Project Authent-Net, the Norwegian Food Research Agency (Nofima)  and Belgium's Centre Wallon de Recherches Agronomique (CRA-W) have developed a database to help prevent another major food fraud incident. The database FARNHub (Food…
Oct 14
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Oct 5
Mark Woolfe published an article
This one day course offered by Campden BRI is designed to give delegates an understanding of analytical methods associated with food authenticity testing and the detection of adulterants. The course will give a general overview of  techniques  used…
Sep 29
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India is the largest producer of milk globally, producing 155 million tonnes/year worth nearly US$ 70billion. However, it has been reported that  roughly 68% of all milk and milk products have been found to be in violation of the Food Safety and Sta…
Sep 23
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Scotch whisky, a popular high value spirit drink, is vulnerable to fraud. In this study, a non-targeted screening (metabolomics fingerprinting) of volatile and semi-volatile substances was used. After pre-concentration, gas chromatography (GC) coupl…
Sep 22
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Robusta coffee is usually cheaper than arabica coffee. Mixtures of the two can be produced and labelled correctly for consumer taste. However, 100% arabica coffees may be mixed with robusta coffee to reduce costs. Brazilian researchers have develope…
Sep 15
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