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1 T echnology capabilities Future possiblities Dr Roger Stanley

2 Situation analysis Rapid food traceability becoming mandated in response to incidents Brand damage from safety incidents is huge Food and ingredient substitution occurs Food labelling fraud occurs Strong consumer trends –Ethical, sustainable, GMO free, organic production

3 Technology approaches Prevent/avoid the problem –Secure packaging, secure logistics and monitoring, total QC, short supply chains –Education (FDA Food defence awareness) Rapid response systems –New on-line traceability systems –New food forensics analytical systems

4 Food analysis questions What’s in the food? Is it of good quality? Does it contain any nasties? Where did it come from? Is it true to label?

5 Technology delivery needs Reliable immediate answers In a form that communicates the information  action At a cost that’s worth the information

6 Organisation capabilities Queensland DEEDI –AgriSciences Queensland Health –Clinical and Statewide Services Forensic and Scientific Services Universities

7 7 DEEDI Current capabilities Rapid Assessment Unit  Near Infra-red  Assess & sort products for safety & quality  Non-invasive / Non-destructive  In-line rapid testing of every item  QA - objective measurements - guaranteed consistent quality 7

8 NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY  Optical light (750 – 2500nm) to determine chemical composition.  Used to assess grain since the 1960 (Norris).  Late 1980’s high moisture horticultural products. Electromagnetic Spectrum

9 NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY IN-LINE SYSTEMS  Currently capable of sorting for size, colour, external defect sorting & has NIR capabilities 9

10 IN-LINE HYPERVISION SYSTEM  Image capture and analysis  Example of an avocado with a scar defect

11 CURRENT RESEARCH  Prediction of quality  Avocado – Dry matter, bruise and rot prediction  Lychee – external and internal defects  Mango fruit flavour  Essential oils in sandalwood  Toxin/safety detection  Fish toxin?  Bacterial level in seafood 11

12 RESEARCH LABS AND SERVICES  BIOSECURITY SCIENCES LABORATORY (BSL)  Identification and investigation of new and emerging diseases.  Development of new diagnostic tests.  Testing of pathogens  Clinical chemistry and toxicology testing.  Plant poisonings of livestock 12

13 Queensland Health Forensic & Scientific Services Public health science –health investigations –environmental contaminants –food and nutritional analysis –water quality Forensic science –forensic analysis of exhibits –impartial, expert evidence and advice –identification of deceased, missing persons and victims of large scale disasters –post-mortem examinations – forensic medical

14 Foods - Analytical Chemistry Testing food complaints, illness, foreign objects and insects Analysis of food and beverages for compliance with food standards Testing for compliance for nutritional labels / profiles DNA methods for GMO and speciation of seafood Allergens Future direction - food provenance by isotope ratio mass spectrometry, trace metals and DNA technology

15 Food Analysis Projects Country of origin labelling of imported beers Levels of Se and Hg in predatory fish Acute toxicity of deoxy-cylindroperinopsin in mice Hazard assessment of bio-accumulation of nodularin in mullet Pilot study of drinking water in remote indigenous communities Baseline levels of ciguatera in coral trout Contaminant metals in imported rice, ginger and peanuts Assessment of BT63 in imported rice products Contact: Pieter Scheelings

16 The future Computing advances –High speed processors –Low cost data storage –High speed data transfer Remote databases Cloud computing

17 The future: Smart labels Internet Communication –Every item Traceable –Direct quality feedback via internet –Smart phone scanners –Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI)

18 Thank you Dr Roger Stanley The University of Queensland Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences QAAFI Health and Food Sciences Precinct 39 Kessels Road COOPERS PLAINS, BRISBANE Ph Health and food Sciences Precinct Coopers Plains


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