FT-NIR Spectroscopy offers a lot of advantages over classical wet-chemical and chromatographic analyses. It is very fast with analysis times below 30 seconds, cost-effective and safe, since no hazardous chemicals are used. Today it is widely used in the food industry for non-destructive qualitative and quantitative analysis of raw materials, in-process materials, and finished products throughout the entire manufacturing process:
- produce a consistently high product quality
- make the most efficient use of valuable raw materials
- improve product efficiency and reduce downtime
With the growing global demand for meat and meat products it can be a challenge to keep the standard quality requested by the customers. FT-NIR technology being able to provide analysis results in less than a minute has the potential to complement or even substitute a wide range of classical test methods for the quality assessment of meat and meat products in the laboratory as well as online.