PARTNER DESCRIPTION

Institute :
Scottish Agricultural College (SAC)
UK - http://www.sac.ac.uk/


Units :
  • Division of Animal Biology
  • Staff :
  • Dr
  • Ian MURRAY

    Description of Division of Animal Biology :

    The Scottish Agricultural College specialises in education, research , advice and consultancy in food, land and environmental sciences. SAC has 3 centres of study at Aberdeen, Ayr and Edinburgh which are the focus for SAC’s educational activities, research and development. SAC also has 8 veterinary laboratories, 23 local advisory centres and 7 R & D farms located over Scotland. SAC’s mission is to enhance the sustainability of rural areas and communities and the viability of the industries on which they depend. SAC receives grant in support of its activities from the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department (SERAD). In the post-BSE period SAC has been involved in issues of re-building consumer confidence in the safety and quality of food and all nutrients entering the food chain. In particular we have conducted research on the use of Near Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy for the rapid analysis of fishmeal and oil for quality control in a local factory (UFP: United Fish Products, Tullos, Aberdeen) processing by-product from fish filleting. This led to a pilot study of the potential for using NIR for the authentication of fishmeal as being free from contamination or adulteration with protein from land animals. This project was supported by IFOMA ( International Fishmeal & Oil Manufacturers Association). This pilot study demonstrated that NIR was very promising as a rapid method for routine surveillance of fishmeal authenticity. NIR successfully detected adulteration of fishmeal with 3, 6 and 9 % meat and bone meal using a PLS2 discriminant. Use of NIR in QC operations could make surveillance screening easy, cost effective and make laborious forensic tests more productive in detecting fraud. Relevant facilities : Research Grade Visible-Near Infrared Spectrometer Model 6500 (NIRSystemsÔ, Foss, Silver Spring MD, USA) matched to the European master instrument running ISI software (Infrasoft International, Port Matilda, PA, USA.) Analytical laboratory facilities including microscopy, cell culture, radioimmunological and basic molecular biology techniques.
    Role :
  • NIR Spectroscopy method : Protocols development and spectral libraries construction.



  • Relevant Publications in the field of BSE :

    Author(s) : Cozzolino, D., Murray, I., Paterson, R. and Scaife, J. R.
    Title : Visible and near infrared reflectance spectroscopy for the determination of moisture, fat and protein in chicken breast and thigh muscle.
    Publication year : 1996

    Author(s) : Murray, I.
    Title : The value of traditional analytical methods and near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to the feed industry.
    Publication year : 1996

    Author(s) : Murray, I.
    Title : Binary mixture series of one fishmeal & one meat & bone meal.
    Publication year : 1998

    Author(s) : Bruno-Soares, A.M., Murray, I., Paterson, R.M. and Abreu, J.M.F.
    Title : Use of near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) for the prediction of the chemical composition and nutritional attributes of green crop cereals.
    Publication year : 1998

    Author(s) : Murray, I.
    Title : NIR leaves no place to hide for bone meal fraud.
    Publication year : 1999

    Author(s) : Murray, I.
    Title : Authentification of fish meal as free from adulteration with meat and bone meal.
    Publication year : 1999

    Author(s) : Murray, I., Aucott, L.S. and Pike, I.H.
    Title : Use of discriminant analysis on visible and near infrared reflectance spectra to detect adulteration of fishmeal with meat and bone meal
    Publication year : 2001

    Author(s) : Kiyoshi Tajima and all
    Title : PCR detection of DNAs of animal origin in feed by primers based on sequences of short and long interspersed repetitive elements.
    Publication year : 2002

    Author(s) : Murray, I.
    Title : Detection of adulteration of fishmeal & feeds with meat and bone meal (MBM) by discriminant analysis on visible and NIR Spectra
    Publication year : 2002

    Author(s) : Murray, I.
    Title : Theory, principles and practice of analysis by NIR spectroscopy.
    Publication year : 2002

    Author(s) : Murray, I.
    Title : Discriminant and authentication analysis for feeds and foods.
    Publication year : 2002

    Author(s) : Murray, I.
    Title : What role does NIR spectroscopy offer for meat quality and safety research?
    Publication year : 2002

    Author(s) : Murray, I., Perez-Marin, D., Garrido, A., Guerrero, J.E., Puigdomenech, A., Dardenne, P., Baeten, V. and Zegers, J.
    Title : STRATFEED Near-infrared instrument network for detecting animal tissues in feedingstuffs.
    Publication year : 2003

    Author(s) : Amari, M., Ohtani, F., Takada, R. and Matsumoto, M.
    Title : Prediction of animal material in formula feed by near infrared reflectance spectroscopy
    Publication year : 2003

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