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Current Nutrition & Food Science


ISSN (Print): 1573-4013
ISSN (Online): 2212-3881

Review Article

Rapid Analytical Methods for Food Integrity Analysis: A Short Review

Author(s): Martina Bodner*

Volume 17, Issue 9, 2021

Published on: 10 February, 2021

Page: [955 - 962] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/1573401317666210210125633

Price: $65


Food integrity could be jeopardized by different types of food frauds. The concept of food integrity is composed of three pillars: (i) food quality, i.e., number of features, objective and subjective, of food that are acceptable to consumers and meet their expectations; (ii) food authenticity, namely the ability to follow the movement of a feed or food through specified stage(s) of production, processing, and distribution; and (iii) food safety, which is the probability of not becoming ill after consuming a food. Food fraud, i.e., modifications of food characteristics and/or ingredients, can affect the quality, authenticity and safety of food products. Moreover, these practices can affect consumers’ expectations and trust. In this review, applications of vibrational spectroscopy- (NIR and FT-IR) and proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) for food quality, authenticity and safety analysis will be discussed. Examples of how vibrational spectroscopy and proton transfer reaction – mass spectrometry applied to food integrity analysis will be given with regards to oils, milk and dairy products, and coffee.

Keywords: Food authenticity, food safety, food quality, FT-IR, NIR, PTR-MS.

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