Spectroscopy plays an important role in the screening of food products. This includes the detection of foreign objects, the classification of a product batch based on their quality, the monitoring of the (potential) presence of carcinogenic elements and authenticity tests on liquids in the framework of food fraud.
This one-day hands-on training course provides industry with a detailed overview of how photonics- based food sensors can contribute to the quality control and safety of solid and liquid food products.
In the introduction part, the theoretical aspects of the various physical phenomena that can occur during food screening together with their related measurement setups will be discussed. Different case-studies will be presented illustrating the selection of the appropriate test set-up and data-processing techniques.
The second part of the course will focus on three demonstrators where participants can make hands-on activities.