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Detection of fecal contamination on beef meat surfaces using handheld fluorescence imaging device (HFID)
Author(s): Mirae Oh; Hoonsoo Lee; Hyunjeong Cho; Sang-Ho Moon; Eun-Kyung Kim; Moon S. Kim
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Paper Abstract

Current meat inspection in slaughter plants, for food safety and quality attributes including potential fecal contamination, is conducted through by visual examination human inspectors. A handheld fluorescence-based imaging device (HFID) was developed to be an assistive tool for human inspectors by highlighting contaminated food and food contact surfaces on a display monitor. It can be used under ambient lighting conditions in food processing plants. Critical components of the imaging device includes four 405-nm 10-W LEDs for fluorescence excitation, a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera, optical filter (670 nm used for this study), and Wi-Fi transmitter for broadcasting real-time video/images to monitoring devices such as smartphone and tablet. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of HFID in enhancing visual detection of fecal contamination on red meat, fat, and bone surfaces of beef under varying ambient luminous intensities (0, 10, 30, 50 and 70 foot-candles). Overall, diluted feces on fat, red meat and bone areas of beef surfaces were detectable in the 670-nm single-band fluorescence images when using the HFID under 0 to 50 foot-candle ambient lighting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9864, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety VIII, 986411 (17 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2227184
Show Author Affiliations
Mirae Oh, Agricultural Research Service, USDA (United States)
Konkuk Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Hoonsoo Lee, Agricultural Research Service, USDA (United States)
Hyunjeong Cho, Agricultural Research Service, USDA (United States)
Experiment and Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Sang-Ho Moon, Konkuk Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Eun-Kyung Kim, Konkuk Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Moon S. Kim, Agricultural Research Service, USDA (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9864:
Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety VIII
Moon S. Kim; Kuanglin Chao; Bryan A. Chin, Editor(s)

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