Rapid Qualitative Analysis of Fish Oil Blends Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

The nutraceutical industry has experienced strong growth in recent years, and FDA regulations have added more stringent requirements. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) can differentiate between fish oil blends of similar composition, and determine if each blend meets specifications. This technology is a faster alternative to conventional lab methods and therefore accelerates raw material inspection, process monitoring and final product control.

Keywords: food identification, nutraceutical