Development and Application of Nondestructive Testing Technologies in Food Quality and Safety

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2024 | Viewed by 118

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State Key Laboratory of Food Nutrition and Safety, Key Laboratory of Industrial Microbiology, Ministry of Education, College of Biotechnology, Tianjin University of Science & Technology, Tianjin 300457, China
Interests: food safety; bioanalysis; molecular detection; foodborne pathogenics detection; food hazard detection; genetically modified crops testing
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College of Food Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Science & Technology, Tianjin 300457, China
Interests: food science; food nutrition and safety; pesticide and veterinary drug testing; food harmful substances analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nondestructive testing (NDT) technologies have revolutionized the fields of food quality and safety inspection. These advanced techniques allow for the evaluation of food products without causing any damage, ensuring the integrity of food and safety for its consumption. NDT techniques include a wide range of methods such as visual inspection, sensory evaluation, physical measurements, chemical analysis, and microbiological testing. These methods are designed to detect defects, contaminants, and other quality issues in food products (such as spoilage, foreign objects, and pathogenic microorganisms). Technologies such as spectroscopy (near-infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and terahertz spectroscopy), ultrasonic testing, nuclear magnetic resonance, X-ray-computed tomography, laser scattering, electronic nose, and optical methods have been developed to analyze food products for various purposes. Novel biosensing, machine vision, and image processing also play a key role in food quality and safety inspection for detecting surface defects, foreign objects, and other contaminants. These nondestructive technologies are essential for ensuring public health and maintaining consumer confidence in the food industry.

Prof. Dr. Long Ma
Prof. Dr. Mingfei Pan
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  • food quality
  • food safety
  • nondestructive testing
  • safety inspection
  • food hazard detection

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