Dr. Heinar Schmidt (University of Bayreuth, Chair of Bioanalytical Sciences and Food Analysis - Research Centre of Food Quality) outlines his most recent study of quantitative determination of the total germ count on minced meat.

3rd international OCM conference in Karlsruhe vom 22nd to 23rd March 2017

At the international OCM conference (Optical Characterization of Materials, 22-23 March 2017) in Karlsruhe, for the first time results of a scientific study were presented, in which the BFD-100 was used for the quantitative determination of the total germ count on minced meat.

In the article non-invasive assessment of the bioburden of minced pork using a hand-held fluorescence device, you will find the contribution of Dr. Heinar Schmidt (University of Bayreuth, Chair of Bioanalytical Sciences and Food Analysis – Research Centre of Food Quality) with results showing the methodology and suitability of the BFD -100 for germ count determinations.

Under the heading Optical Characterization of Materials, a large part of the submitted talks are offered by the organizers of the conference, with further topics on photonic sensors and systems for applications in industry, biology, medicine and everyday life.

The executive summary of Dr. Schmidt’s contribution can be found here.