PerkinElmer
Safeguarding Spices from contamination

Guide

Safeguarding the Authenticity of Herbs & Spices

Safeguarding Spices from contamination

Introduction

Infrared (IR) and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy are fast, easy-to-use techniques with a history of being used for food applications such as those for measuring protein, moisture, and fat content. Food fraud and adulteration has become of particular concern to the industry over the past few years following reports of incidents in the media, with herbs and spices identified as one of the key problem areas.