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The Role of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Verifying Label Information in Agro-Forestry Products

WithAna Garrido-Varo and Emiliano de Pedro

Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387 18.3 NIRS for Labeling Issues in the Animal Feed Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390 18.4 Traceability, Labeling, and Certification of Agro-Forestry Systems Products with

NIRS and Other Sensors: The Dehesa Agro-Forestry System and the Traceability of the IP Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392

18.5 Conclusions and Future. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395 Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396

There are numerous examples in the literature concerning the role of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for traceability, authentication, and labeling of agro-food products. There are also excellent review papers. Therefore, this chapter does not focus on an exhaustive literature review of the topic, but rather presents some examples, taken from the research experience of the authors, on the use of NIRS in mandatory and voluntary food and feed traceability and labeling programs.