Safeguarding Food Integrity with the Power of Analytical Chemistry
Safeguarding food integrity is about ensuring the safety, quality, and authenticity of food products. We, the FACT Lab, focus on the advancement and application of analytical chemistry and technologies to solve the persisting and emerging food integrity issues faced by the food industry. We take an interdisciplinary approach by organically integrating Analytical Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Microfluidic “Lab-on-a-Chip” Platform, Metabolomics, Bioinformatics, and Data Science to develop simple, rapid, cost-effective, reliable and smart point-of-need sensors and instrumental methods to monitor and trace food products. Using these novel technologies, we aim to provide the last barrier of protection to food integrity from farm to fork and thus to protect consumers, genuine food industries and government, as well as to reduce food waste and loss during the supply chain.