Mobile express laboratory for food freshness assessment

DOI: 10.17586/1606-4313-2018-17-1-54-60
UDC 602

Mobile express laboratory for food freshness assessment

Romanchikov S.A.

For citation: Romanchikov S.A. Mobile express laboratory for food freshness assessment. Vestnik Mezhdunarodnoi akademii kholoda. 2018. No 1. p. 54-60

To increase and expand the methods of monitoring the quality (freshness) of food coming to the planned provision of military personnelthe development of mobile devices to access food freshens is of urgent necessity As the organoleptic method (as the main method) of control over the quality of food in organizations, units, and divisions of the Russian Federation Armed Forces does not allow giving an objective assessment of the consumer properties of fooda mobile express laboratory is suggested in the article to increase the effectiveness of assessing the quality (freshness) of food at home stations. The laboratory includes a set of instruments thework of which is based on physical principles of colorimetry, chromatography,and thermodynamics. The use of these principles made it possible to produce portable devices that provide high-precision express assessment of the quality (freshness) of food products atany location of troops (forces).The development of mobile devices is based onthe following methods: themethod ofdetermining and measuring the color of food products and the initial components in the spectra of visible radiation; the method ofmeasuring the brightness of food surfaces; the method ofdetermining and measuring the content of harmful volatile substances in food products; electrochemical analysis of the meat and fish products freshness ensuring the accuracy and reliability of research on the quality of food and raw materials for its production.

Keywords: food, quality, method of assessment, device, express laboratory, reliability, accuracy.

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