Analysis of pork adulteration in the corned products using FTIR associated with chemometrics analysis


  • Any Guntarti Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Faculty of Pharmacy, Yogyakarta 55164, Indonesia, Tel.: (0274) 563515
  • Mustofa Ahda Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Faculty of Pharmacy, Yogyakarta 55164, Indonesia, Tel.: (0274) 563515
  • Aprilia Kusbandari Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Faculty of Pharmacy, Yogyakarta 55164, Indonesia, Tel.: (0274) 563515
  • Faradita Natalie Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Faculty of Pharmacy, Yogyakarta 55164, Indonesia, Tel.: (0274) 563515



beef fat, FTIR spectra, lard, PCA, PLS


Meat-based foods such as beef corned became one of the targets of counterfeiting with pork because relatively cheaper. This becomes a serious problem for Muslims, especially in Indonesia. One method that can be used to detect fat was Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometry. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively analyze and a group of corned beef and corned pork using FTIR spectrophotometry combined with chemometrics. Reference samples corned pork-beef made of 7 various concentration (0%, 25%, 35%, 50%, 65%, 75%, 100%) and 6 product samples purchased in the Umbulharjo, Yogyakarta. Extraction was carried out by the soxhlet apparatus using n-hexane technical solvent for 4 – 5 hours at 69 – 70 °C. Fat analyzed using FTIR spectrophotometry for generating infrared spectral data then processed with Partial least square (PLS) chemometrics for quantitative analysis and Principal component analysis (PCA) for grouping. Results of quantitative analysis chemometrics PLS, selected areas fingerprints for analysis corned pork-beef was 1180 – 730 cm-1 with R2 0.9833; RMSEC 2.06%; RMSEP 1.65% and RMSECV 2.22%. The results of PCA showed groupings in different quadrants between corned pork 100% and corned beef 100%. Results showed that FTIR spectrophotometry combined with chemometrics can be used for quantitative analysis and grouping of pork corned and beef corned on the market but it can not identify pork in corned after choking process.


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How to Cite

Guntarti, A., Ahda, M., Kusbandari, A., & Natalie, F. . (2020). Analysis of pork adulteration in the corned products using FTIR associated with chemometrics analysis. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 14, 1042–1046.