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Rapid sensors for food quality

The EU project MUSTEC (multi-sensor technology) (FAIR CT98-4076) brought together physical sensors measuring fish freshness. Some of the sensors (electronic noses, colour, and texture analysers) were directly mimicking human senses whilst others were additional (electrical impedance, visible spectra and image analysis).

Using data fusion methods the results of fish freshness measurements were combined to obtain freshness scores that correlated well with sensory scores obtained by a panel of assessors. The results of the project provide a basis for the construction of a multi-sensor portable instrument for fish freshness. This could be applied to foods other than fish.

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AB15 6AR Aberdeen
United Kingdom
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