HSI for quality assurance of cheese ripening

Hyperspectral imaging is of rising interest in the Food & Beverage industry. With its unique properties – offering fast, non-destructive and advanced analysis of the chemical content of any organic surface – applications can be found all through-out the value chain. From grading of produce to quality assurance and quality control of packaged product, it has the potential to replace manual testing with automated in-process inspection.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) present two potential applications of NIR-hyperspectral imaging that can be used in cheese ripening facilities.

“This is an emerging technology in the dairy science discipline and we are trying to use applications of hyperspectral imaging in several ways to understand our research needs. I am optimistic about the possibilities this technique offers as a future tool in quality assurance in cheese production as we demonstrated from our two recent publications”
– Dr. Hasitha Priyashantha.

In two scientific papers Dr. Hasitha Priyashantha et al explores the use of near-infrared hyperspectral (NIR-HS) imaging to visualize and model the maturity of long-ripening hard cheeses and for predicting the end-date of long-ripening cheese maturation. Breeze and Evince software from Prediktera was used in the research project for data analysis and modeling.

More information about the research can be found in the SLU Knowledge bank summary: Development of a non-destructive tool for quality assurance of cheese ripening.

Image credit: Hasitha Priyashantha via https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026087741930319X?via%3Dihub


Prediktera provides turn-key solutions for hyperspectral imaging, enabling the food and beverage industry to analyze the chemical information of materials and products in real-time. Learn more about how we enable hyperspectral imaging in the Food & Beverage industry >

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