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|Title:||A simple design for the validation of an FT-NIR screening method: Application to the detection of durum wheat pasta adulteration|
|Authors:||DE GIROLAMO A.; ARROYO MARCIA CAROLINA; LIPPOLIS V.; CERVELLIERI SALVATORE; CORTESE MARINA; PASCALE MICHELANGELO; LOGRIECO ANTONIO; VON HOLST CHRISTOPH|
|Citation:||FOOD CONTROL vol. 333 p. 127449|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCI LTD|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The demand for the development of fast, easy-to-use and low-cost analytical methods for food adulteration analysis has being increasing in the last years. Although infrared spectroscopic techniques offer these advantages, the validation of screening methods requiring the application of multivariate data treatment is less frequently described in literature thus limiting their use as routine tools in control laboratories for food fraud monitoring. In this paper, an EU-validation procedure for screening methods was successfully applied to a multivariate FT-NIR spectroscopic method for the screening of durum wheat pasta samples adulterated with common wheat at the screening target concentration of 3%. Good results in terms of the cut-off value (2.32% mass fraction of soft wheat) and false suspect rates (0.1% for blanks; 13% at 1% mass fraction) demonstrated that the present validation approach would be a proof-of-strategy to be used for multivariate infrared methods applied for screening purposes.|
|JRC Directorate:||Health, Consumers and Reference Materials|
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