Detecting Food Fraud

Professor Rodriguez-Saona

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled that the food industry must get rid of partially hydrogenated oils from human foods back in 2015 and gave the industry three years to do so.  Now that the deadline is drawing near -- next month, in fact -- how will anyone be able to tell what foods still contain the outlawed substance? 

Professor Rodriquez-Saona and his team of food scientists have developed a solution using technology based off of scanners the Drug Enforcement Agency used to measure the purity of drugs.  Read about this innovative technology here.