The combination of 1H NMR lipid profiling withmultivariate analysiswas applied to differentiate irradiated and non-irradiated beef. Two pattern recognition chemometric procedures, stepwise linear discriminant analysis (sLDA) and artificial neural networks (ANNs), provided a successful discrimination between the groups investigated. sLDA allowed the classification of 100% of the samples into irradiated or non-irradiated beef groups; the same result was obtained by ANNs using the 1 kGy irradiation dose as discriminant value suggested by the network. Furthermore, sLDA allowed the classification of 81.9% of the beef samples according to the irradiation dose (0, 2.5, 4.5 and 8 kGy). 1H NMR lipid profiling, coupled with multivariate analysis may be considered a suitable and promising screening tool for the rapid detection of irradiated meat in official control of food.
Detection of irradiated beef by nuclear magnetic resonance lipid profiling combined with chemometric techniques / E. Zanardi; A. Caligiani; E. Padovani; M. Mariani; S. Ghidini; G. Palla; A. Ianieri. - In: MEAT SCIENCE. - ISSN 0309-1740. - STAMPA. - 93(2013), pp. 171-177. [10.1016/j.meatsci.2012.08.018]