The artificial nose, developed by French company Aryballe Technologies, can help manufacturers with quality control and new product development. This bio-optic smell sensor tests the flavor and fragrance of food.
Human noses will still be needed, but this technology adds efficiency. In product development, when testing how food aromas change over time, it provides clear points of reference, which is difficult for a human to do. Testing foods for consistency during the manufacturing process can be assisted with this device as well.
This post is based on the Food Navigator article and video, Aryballe’s ‘artificial nose’ with bio-sensors can boost quality control and NPD, by Niamh Michail, August 2, 2018. Image source: Ingram Publishing/SuperStock.
1. How can this new technology benefit manufacturers and play a role in quality control?
Guidance: From raw material sourcing to finished goods, the artificial nose can help ensure batch-to-batch consistency. This is referred to as quality of conformance. Manufacturers need to make sure that each batch of product conforms to the specifications developed in the prototype. Flavor is one component Continue reading