Two teams from the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at NDU; one majoring in Nutrition & Dietetics and the other in Food Safety & Quality Management were convoked by the Ministry of Economy and Trade to propose the use of new technologies for the detection of food fraud.
Their proposals consisted of:
The use of Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Bank coupled with smart labeling for the authentication and classification of the Lebanese Olive Oil.
The use of one touch digital alcohol biosensor for the fraud detection in alcoholic beverages and halal foods.
Both groups presented their projects on February 27 in the Ministry of Economy and Trade, Beirut, in front of eight qualified jury members.
On the 15th of March, all the participants were invited by His Excellency Prime Minister Tamam Salam to the Grand Serail in the presence of their faculty dean, Dr. Antoine Farhat and their supervisor Dr. Christelle Bou-Mitri to celebrate the World Consumer Rights Day.
The two groups presented their projects in a poster form and received their certificates.
The next step is finding sponsors to bring their innovative techniques into market.