Patent Number: 8,716,666

Title: Method of detecting contaminant materials in food products

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of detecting a contaminant material in a food sample. The method includes irradiating a food sample with a beam of electromagnetic radiation, the beam having a plurality of frequencies in the range of about 100 GHz to about 2 THz; detecting radiation transmitted and/or reflected from the food sample; and, analyzing the detected radiation to determine the presence of contaminant material. The contaminant material may be melamine, cyanuric acid, ammeline, or ammelide.

Inventors: Demers; Joseph R. (North Hollywood, CA), Logan, Jr.; Ronald T. (Pasadena, CA)

Assignee: Emcore Corporation

International Classification: G01J 5/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018