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Discrimination of Cooking Oils Using Raman Spectroscopy

Robust and reliable analytical methods are essential in the food industry to ensure that products are sold free of adulteration and safe for human consumption. Food crime is defined as “serious fraud and related criminality in food supply chains”. This description covers a broad range of activities from theft to document fraud, and Raman spectroscopy can be useful in detecting the adulteration and substitution aspect of food crime. Raman spectroscopy’s unique fingerprint-like spectrum can be used to identify adulterants rapidly and reproducibly.