“Electronic nose” system to identify genuine – and fake – Italian olive

Electronic nose

Coop Italia has started using an anti-fraud electronic nose system to identify genuine – and fake – Italian olive oil through its aromatic digital print.

Since 2013, Coop Italia’s Laboratory in Casalecchio di Reno has been using techniques able to read the DNA of at-risk products (such as meat and fish) and then determining if ingredients correspond to those declared by the supplier.

The ‘Heracles’ system can best be described as an advanced gas chromatograph combined with a powerful statistical analysis software. Continue reading ““Electronic nose” system to identify genuine – and fake – Italian olive”