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Reducing Food Waste with NIRS

Posted by: Scott Trimble
April 18, 2022

One way of increasing global food security is by reducing food loss throughout the supply chain. According to new estimates, about forty percent of food goes to waste, of which 50% is lost on farms. While consumers have some part ...

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NIR Spectroscopy to Assess Food Adulteration in UBF

Posted by: Scott Trimble
March 17, 2022

Unripe banana flour (UBF), also called green banana flour, has the potential to increase food and nutrition security because of its many health benefits. However, standards to control and regulate food safety and technologies that can be used for quality ...

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Active Packaging: What it is and why it's important

Posted by: Scott Trimble
March 3, 2022

The way food is purchased and consumed has undergone enormous changes in the last few decades. Consumers demand food that is minimally processed and nutritious with no chemical additives. At both the national and international levels, stringent controls on food ...

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NIR Spectroscopy to Assess Edible Fruit Coatings & Maturity

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Feb. 17, 2022

Growers and suppliers need a non-destructive method of measuring quality parameters, as these must be measured repeatedly, both before harvest and through storage. A recent set of experiments on kiwifruit tested the edible fruit coating Ca-chitosan, and whether near-infrared spectroscopy ...

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