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Detecting Adulterated Spices

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Sep 27, 2017

Using Spectroscopy to Uncover Food Fraud

Spices such as turmeric, saffron, paprika and ginger are easily adulterated by unscrupulous merchants and resellers, undermining brand integrity, duping regulators and potentially exposing consumers to harmful contaminants.

Convenient, accessible and simple to use screening methods utilizing spectroscopy can help take a bite out of food fraud. Ocean Optics offers a full menu of spectroscopy and imaging solutions for food authentication, content analysis and contaminant detection. Our systems are compact, portable and easily integrated into setups for rapid screening, testing and R&D.


Here are some helpful resources to consider when measuring spices:


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