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Micro-Raman spectroscopy for meat type detection
Author(s): M. De Biasio; P. Stampfer; R. Leitner; C. W. Huck; V. Wiedemair; D. Balthasar
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Paper Abstract

The recent horse meat scandal in Europe increased the demand for optical sensors that can identify meat type. Micro-Raman spectroscopy is a promising technique for the discrimination of meat types. Here, we present micro-Raman measurements of chicken, pork, turkey, mutton, beef and horse meat test samples. The data was analyzed with different combinations of data normalization and classification approaches. Our results show that Raman spectroscopy can discriminate between different meat types. Red and white meat are easily discriminated, however a sophisticated chemometric model is required to discriminate species within these groups.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9482, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies VIII, 94821J (3 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2176321
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M. De Biasio, Carinthian Tech Research AG (Austria)
P. Stampfer, Carinthian Tech Research AG (Austria)
Graz Univ. of Technology (Austria)
R. Leitner, Carinthian Tech Research AG (Austria)
C. W. Huck, Leopold-Franzens-Univ. Innsbruck (Austria)
V. Wiedemair, Leopold-Franzens-Univ. Innsbruck (Austria)
D. Balthasar, TOMRA Sorting GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9482:
Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies VIII
Mark A. Druy; Richard A. Crocombe; David P. Bannon, Editor(s)

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