Application of Non-invasive Spectral and Multi-spectral Sensors in Food Analysis

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Analytical Methods".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2024 | Viewed by 173

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INRAE, VetAgro Sup, UMR sur le Fromage, UMRF, Université Clermont Auvergne, 63370 Lempdes, France
Interests: fluorescence spectroscopy; chemometrics; dairy products; infrared and fluorescence spectrometry; analytical chemistry; image analysis
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Interests: food sustainability; food waste valorization; food industry 4.0 technologies; emerging food trends; food processing and analytical techniques
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food products must be safe and authentic when delivered to consumers a goal that requires the development of reliable and robust methods for the measurement of food quality, safety, and authenticity. In general, it is time-consuming, destructive, and challenging to investigate the stability of food components using traditional analytical techniques such as chemistry- and biochemistry-based approaches. Therefore, various types of sensors that can identify food components and determine the changes that took place during processing and storage have been developed over the last few years. Among the proposed promising solutions, spectroscopy-based analytical sensors have shown good potential, enabling noninvasive, quick, and easy measurements in a variety of spectral wavelength regions, including visible/ultraviolet, mid-infrared, near-infrared, Raman, and fluorescence. Each spectral range is associated with specific physical and chemical information, making it possible to monitor the quality of the food product during processing and/or storage, and to predict its final quality. Moreover, the combination of different spectral ranges can enhance the accuracy and robustness of sensors, leading to better precision in process monitoring and quality control.

The aim of this Special Issue is to gather together the latest research, trends, and developments in spectroscopy and multi-spectroscopy sensors combined with chemometrics, particularly artificial intelligence and other advanced data analysis techniques, to authenticate food, monitor food processing, and predict quality changes during storage as well as final product quality.

In this Special Issue, original papers and review articles are welcomed.

Prof. Dr. Abderrahmane Aït-Kaddour
Dr. Abdo Hassoun
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  • sensors
  • spectroscopy
  • hyperspectral imaging
  • multispectral imaging
  • food products
  • food quality
  • food processing
  • advanced data analysis techniques

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