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Thermo Fisher Scientific has an array of quality assurance solutions and educational resources enable you to maintain your focus where it should be—on delivering food products that meet the highest standards of food quality, safety, and authenticity that today's demanding consumers worldwide expect. Thermo ScientificTM accurate and reliable metal detectors, X-ray inspection systems and checkweighers provide the highest sensitivity for manufacturers to keep consumers safe and protect brands.

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Thermo Scientific SureTect PCR assays and Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 5 Food Safety System

The Thermo Scientific SureTect System is a designed to quickly and accurately detect foodborne pathogens in a broad range of foods.

Analytical workflow facilitates pesticide residue testing

The Thermo Scientific Anionic Pesticides Explorer provides food testing laboratories with a testing solution for the detection and analysis of pesticides.

Thermo Scientific Orion Star T900 series automated titrators

The Thermo Scientific Orion Star T900 series of automated titrators offer an easy-to-use solution for potentiometric titration.

TECTA B4 Automated Microbiology Detection System

TECTA B4 is a self-contained 'lab in a box' solution capable of providing laboratory-grade results onsite with good time-to-result performance.

Thermo Scientific TriPlus 500 Gas Chromatography Headspace Autosampler

The Thermo Scientific TriPlus 500 is suitable for food safety scientists performing volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis.

Thermo Scientific Triple Quadrupole TSQ 9000 GC-MS/MS system

A validated dioxin analytical workflow is designed to provide sensitive and reliable solution for screening food and feed.

dataTaker DT80 data logger

The dataTaker DT80 is cost-effective data logger expandable to 100 channels.

Thermo Scientific LC IsoLink LC-IRMS

The LC IsoLink LC-IRMS is a high-sensitivity interface connecting high-performance liquid chromatography with Isotope Ratio MS for the reproducible and accurate online determination of carbon isotope ratios (13C/12C) in individual compounds separated by HPLC.

Thermo Scientific Sentinel 5000 Multiscan Metal Detector

The Thermo Scientific Sentinel 5000 Multiscan Metal Detector utilises multiscan technology to overcome the limitation of fixed single or dual frequency metal detectors that can miss metal contaminants hidden in product signals.

Hygiena BAX System Rapid Pathogen PCR Testing

The BAX System uses the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect unwanted bacteria in raw ingredients, finished products and environmental samples.

Thermo Scientific InSight wireless monitoring system

The Thermo Scientific InSight wireless cold storage monitoring system features advanced analytics and remote diagnostics to protect valuable samples and avoid repairs and equipment failures by proactively identifying issues.

Thermo Scientific Sentinel Multiscan Metal Detector

The Thermo Scientific Sentinel Multiscan Metal Detector utilises innovative technology to overcome the limitation of fixed single or dual frequency metal detectors that can miss metal contaminants hidden in product signals.

Thermo Scientific NextGuard X-ray detection system

Physical contaminants such as metal, glass or stone found in food compromise consumer safety and can be damaging to a manufacturer's brand.

Thermo Scientific Versa Flex and Versa Flex GP Checkweighers

The Thermo Scientific Versa Flex Checkweigher and the Thermo Scientific Versa Flex GP Checkweigher are designed for dry applications such as baked goods, snack foods, prepared foods, condiments, pastas, rice, beans, baking ingredients such as flour, sugar, and personal care products including diapers, soaps and creams, along with pharmaceuticals.

Thermo Scientific refrigerated incubators

The Thermo Scientific refrigerated incubators for temperature applications ranging from 4 to 60°C utilise compressor technology designed to provide favourable temperature conditions for applications that require thermal stability and uniformity above, around or below the usual ambient laboratory temperature.

Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates

3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates are a fast, accurate and easy way to expedite critical business and product-release decisions.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Wine Analysis Applications Notebook

Thermo Fisher Scientific's Wine Analysis Applications Notebook contains applications essential to the winemaking process — from the analysis of colour and flavour to contaminants and adulterants.

Thermo Scientific Orion 3106 COD analyser

The Thermo Scientific Orion 3106 COD analyser is used to detect levels of organic pollutants in water.

Thermo Scientific GC and GC-MS applications notebook for food safety analysis

Thermo Scientific has released a GC and GC-MS applications notebook for food safety analysis.

Thermo Fisher Scientific HPLC method for benzo(a)pyrene determination in meat products

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed an efficient high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method with fluorescence detection for sensitive and rapid determination of benzo[a]pyrene in meat products.

Thermo Scientific Versa Teorema checkweigher for high-rate food can lines

The Thermo Scientific Versa Teorema checkweigher provides accurate operation at line rates up to 660 cans/min.

Thermo Fisher Extraction of Total Fat from Food Samples application note

Thermo Scientific has available an application note that explains how the ability to extract pretreated matrices using accelerated solvent extraction can increase laboratory productivity.

Thermo Scientific NextGuard X-ray detection platform

The Thermo Scientific NextGuard X-ray detection platform has been designed to enable food processors to meet the global demand for more thorough inspection for product contamination.

Thermo Fisher Scientific phenylbutazone detection method for horsemeat

In the wake of the horsemeat scandal, Thermo Fisher Scientific mobilised its Food Safety Response Center to develop a method to test for the presence of the veterinary drug phenylbutazone in horsemeat.

Thermo Fisher method for determining anions in dried distillers grains with solubles

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a simple and accurate new method that determines inorganic anions, such as chloride, sulfate and phosphate, that contribute to the nutritional composition of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) in less than 10 min.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Accucore C18 HPLC core-shell particle column

According to a Thermo Fisher study, the Accucore C18 column provides a qualitative analysis of bilberry extract and a quantitative analysis of cranberry extract with 20 min time savings when compared to the Acclaim 120 C18 column.

Thermo Scientific EQuan MAX Plus LC-MS automated system for water and beverage analysis

The Thermo Scientific EQuan MAX Plus LC-MS is a turnkey, automated system for water and beverage analysis designed to allow immediate user productivity and reduce human error by automating manual procedures.

Thermo Fisher Scientific method for determining catechin in tea

Thermo Fisher’s Application Brief 150 demonstrates the use of a HPLC core-shell column and absorbance detection to separate and detect catechins in tea.

Thermo Scientific Acclaim Trinity Q1 HPLC column for LC-MS herbicide analysis

The Thermo Scientific Acclaim Trinity Q1 HPLC column is designed to facilitate high-resolution and high-throughput trace analysis of the herbicides diquat and paraquat in plants by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.

Thermo Fisher Applied Food Testing Library

This compilation of more than 230 application notes, case studies, validated methods, webinars and technical posters by industry experts is designed to help food science professionals with routine and special challenges.

Thermo Scientific Dionex ASE Application Summary Notebook

Thermo Fisher Scientific has released a collection of Application Notes on accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) of foods and foodstuffs.

Thermo Fisher Scientific hesperidin determination method

Application Brief 142 demonstrates extraction of an orange peel sample in 35 min and separation in 4 min, with only 40 mL solvent consumed for each extraction.

Honeywell personal protective equipment range

Thermo Fisher Scientific has united with Honeywell Safety Products, a manufacturer of safety equipment including eye, face and welding protection, hand and hearing protection, and fall and respiratory protection.

Determination of ginsenosides in Panax ginseng

An analytical method using the Thermo Scientific Dionex Corona CAD Charged Aerosol Detector is able to provide a reliable alternative to low-wavelength UV detection. Customer Application Note (CAN) 112: Determination of Ginsenosides in Panax ginseng by HPLC-CAD demonstrates that charged aerosol detection does not over respond to strong chromophores, thereby reducing interferences. Baseline slopes are not as pronounced or as variable, making peak area determinations more reliable.

Thermo Scientific Acclaim RSLC 120 C18 column for testing bilberry anthocyanins in nutraceutical products

Thermo Fisher Scientific has available a high-resolution, silica-based Thermo Scientific Acclaim RSLC 120 C18 column. The column is designed to provide a simple, sensitive, fast and accurate method to separate and quantify anthocyanins using UHPLC in different commercially available nutraceutical products with minimal sample preparation.

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 TraceFinder 1.1 software

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.

LabServ Pronalys Sterile 70% Denatured Ethanol Solution/Sterile 70% Isopropyl Alcohol Solution

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 metabolomics strategies using GC-MS/MS method

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 facilitates pesticide detection

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.

LC-MS Applications for Food, Beverage and Water Testing compendium

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.

Brookfield Engineering powder flow tester

The Brookfield Engineering powder flow tester (PFT) delivers quick and easy analysis of powder flow behaviour in industrial processing equipment.

Counter-Pen combination marker and digital counter

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.

Thermo Scientific iCE 3500 atomic absorption spectrometer

The iCE 3500 atomic absorption spectrometer allows simple analysis of cadmium in chocolate, while SOLAAR software enables easy method development.

Thermo Fisher Scientific isotope ratio mass spectrometry solution

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 online LC/MS food safety resource

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced an online LC/MS information resource for environmental and food safety professionals.

Shock accelerometers

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.

Identifying marijuana in baked goods

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

Texture analysis

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.

Process viscosity control

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.

Sensors for food and beverages

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.

Melamine detection

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).

Nitrogen/protein determination in meat derivatives

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.

Real-time PCR instrument

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.

Eight-hour Listeria test

DuPont Qualicon has released a genetic-based test that allows food companies to detect Listeria on environmental surfaces in eight hours.

Detect banned substances in imported seafood

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.

Pressure test tools

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.


COVID-19 test for food packaging and environmental surfaces

With at least six SARS-CoV-2 deaths linked to the UK's food processing plants last year, a new COVID-19 test has been developed by Thermo Scientific.

White Papers

Eliminate foreign bodies from your manufacturing process

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.


Finding foreign bodies — learn how to protect your brand

Foreign bodies found in food by the consumer can not only create an unexpected and negative consumer experience, it can also have a huge impact for the manufacturer — especially with today's accessible and widespread social media channels.

Where did that foreign body come from?

In the food and beverage industry, foreign body investigations need not be nasty affairs.

iCAP Q used for development of arsenic and nanomaterials standards for food

The Technical University of Denmark’s National Food Institute has adopted a Thermo Scientific iCAP Q inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer for research supporting EU Commission development of standards for arsenic and nanomaterials in food.

Perspective on food safety laboratories

The potential for food contamination, economic adulteration, and other related food safety issues are leading to an increased awareness of the important role that food testing laboratories play in ensuring the safety and quality of our food supply. The requirements for sophisticated instruments and well-trained, experienced analysts in food safety laboratories are essential factors in making certain that food is safe from chemical contamination.

Pesticide and mycotoxin analysis in food

European agri-food company Conserve Italia is using Thermo Scientific GC/MS and LC/MS systems for fast and reliable pesticide analysis of food products. Conserve Italia processes around 650,000 tons of raw materials each year, including fruits, vegetables and tomatoes, and provides the European market with finished goods such as fruit juices, canned vegetables and tomato sauces and purees. The organisation is using the Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantum GC and TSQ Quantum Access Max triple-stage quadrupole mass spectrometers to achieve compliance with maximum residue limits (MRLs) specified for pesticides in food. By using the instruments, the laboratory has significantly increased sample throughput as well as experienced substantial time and cost savings.

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