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Hyperspectral classified herb adulteration

Webinar on Detecting Herb & Spice Adulteration using Intuitive, Real-Time Hyperspectral Scanning

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 9am EST

Come to a FREE Webinar on detecting adulteration of herbs & spices in real time using the MV.C NIR Hyperspectral Sensor and perClass Mira Software. Herbs and spices are one of the rockstars of food fraud. Their complex cross-border supply chains, high price per kilogram, and the fact that they are often sold in powder or particulate forms make them prime targets for adulteration, dilution, and substitution with cheaper materials.

Oregano is often mixed with other, similar-looking but cheaper ingredients like olive leaf and myrtle. Studies conducted in recent years on ground oregano sold in stores showed that nearly a quarter of the samples contained non-oregano ingredients. The scale of adulteration was found to range from 30% to 70% by weight.

When it comes to ground spices, there are many more types of additives that can be added to mask the true grade of the product. Dyes, chalk powders, clays, and seed powders are often added to red pepper powder as adulterants. In an internal study conducted by Headwall Photonics, pure red pepper and red clay were gathered, and combined in different mass percent concentrations.

Panelists are Will Rock, Ph.D, Product Manager, Machine Vision; George Killian, Applications Scientist; and Mikhael Jobran, Sales Manager, US Machine Vision. There will be a live presentation and Q&A.

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Mar 26 2024


9:00 am - 10:00 am

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