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Thermo Fisher Scientific Antaris II Fourier-Transform Near-Infrared (FT-NIR) analyser-based food and feed analysis systems
Thermo Fisher Scientific has released two complete solutions featuring the Antaris II Fourier-Transform Near-Infrared (FT-NIR) analyser, for feed and ingredient analysis in agriculture and flour and milling analysis in the food processing industry. The ready-for-plant packages are both precalibrated and can rapidly analyse multiple components simultaneously without consumables, chemicals or disposal costs.
Thermo Scientific’s TraceFinder 1.1 software is suitable for use in food safety and environmental testing laboratories performing routine, high-throughput quantitation by LC-MS. The software retains all of the capabilities of its predecessor and has been expanded to include complete integration with the Thermo Scientific Transcend system. It is also compatible with all Thermo Scientific quantitative mass spectrometry platforms, including the Thermo Scientific Exactive and LTQ family of systems.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched two surface disinfectants in a spray format. Under the LabServ Pronalys brand, they have launched Ethanol (Denatured) 70% Sterile Spray and Isopropyl Alcohol 70% Sterile Spray.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has released a method for the detection and absolute quantification of metabolites based on the Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantum XLS in multiple reaction mode (MRM).
Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a faster screening method for pesticides, enabling labs to simultaneously screen and confirm the presence of more than 1000 pesticides, at low levels, using a single injection.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has released a comprehensive and searchable compendium - LC-MS Applications for Food, Beverage and Water Testing. The compendium, designed as a knowledge transfer tool, provides users with access to the wealth of application expertise developed by Thermo Fisher.
The Brookfield Engineering powder flow tester (PFT) delivers quick and easy analysis of powder flow behaviour in industrial processing equipment.
Counter-Pen is a combination marker and digital counter designed for the laboratory and plant. Each time a black mark is made with the felt-tipped pen, it automatically sounds a beep and the LCD displays the count. It can be used to count cell growths on petri dishes, inventory parts and tally samples received.
The iCE 3500 atomic absorption spectrometer allows simple analysis of cadmium in chocolate, while SOLAAR software enables easy method development.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has released an easy-to-use isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) solution for the authentication of food and beverages.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced an online LC/MS information resource for environmental and food safety professionals.
PCB Series 3991/3501 MEMS shock accelerometers are miniature, high-amplitude, DC response acceleration sensors, capable of measuring long-duration transient motion, as well as responding to and surviving extremely fast rise times typical of high-g shock events. Offered in packaged and OEM configurations, these sensors are able to fulfil a variety of installation requirements.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced a method for identifying marijuana cannabinoids in baked goods that is faster, easier-to-use and requires less sample preparation. Using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry detection (UHPLC/MS), the application is detailed in the application note ‘Identification of Cannabinoids in Baked Goods by UHPLC/MS’, which is available to download via the ‘Learn more about Accela’ link at www.thermo.com/accela.
Texture analysis is primarily concerned with the evaluation of mechanical characteristics where a material is subjected to a controlled force from which a deformation curve of its response is generated. These mechanical characteristics in food can be further subdivided into primary and secondary sensory characteristics.
The Brookfield Model AST100 inline viscometer is a sensitive, versatile instrument that measures process fluid viscosity in a fully flooded product stream under pressure or vacuum. The viscometers are unaffected by changes in pressure or laminar flow.
MTS Systems’ Temposonics R-Series linear-position sensors Level-Plus M-Series transmitters are suitable for incorporation into automation and control applications in the food and beverage industry due to high reliability, accuracy and compatibility with smart sensor networks such as DeviceNet.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a program focused on assisting government and commercial food testing laboratories in the development and implementation of methods for the analysis of melamine in food products. This program comes in response to the recent alert issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Thermo Fisher Scientific has released an application note that outlines capabilities for determining the protein composition in meat derivative products. The note, titled ‘Nitrogen/protein determination in meat derivative products using the Thermo Scientific Flash 4000’, details the analytical conditions and methodology necessary to achieve reliable protein content determination.
The BAX Q7 System from Dupont Qualicon with real-time PCR uses DNA-based technology, as well as state-of-the-art probe-based chemistry, for accuracy and sensitivity.
The Protimeter Psyclone is a durable and functional handheld thermo-hygrometer designed to measure relative humidity and temperature in a wide range of environments and applications such as disaster restoration, indoor air quality, HVAC — efficiency monitoring, environmental monitoring.
DuPont Qualicon has released a genetic-based test that allows food companies to detect Listeria on environmental surfaces in eight hours.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed three food testing methods in response to concerns over contamination of imported seafood. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the import of certain fish species from China because of possible contamination with drugs and unsafe food additives - including nitrofuran, malachite green and chloramphenicol - which are prohibited in food products for human consumption. The ban has stimulated significant interest in the development of analytical methods for detecting trace levels of these substances in food.
Davidson Measurement has released the DPI 800 series of calibrators. Nine models cover pressure and temperature, dual function versions also provide additional facilities for measuring mA, supplying 24 V power, testing switches and providing Hart compatibility.
Large-scale recalls can be disastrous for any business's bottom line and brand reputation. For smaller companies it is enough to force receivership. Both rapid and accurate foreign body identification are imperative to reduce your risk.