Food design & research > Test systems

Greater proof for functional food claims on the horizon with non-invasive gut health testing

09 April, 2013 by Harro Timmerman

NIZO food research and Medimetrics have joined forces by developing a technology to sample from the small intestine in a non-invasive way. The small intestine plays a crucial role in digestion and immunity. Building proof of the effects of nutritional and probiotic interventions based on small intestinal content is now within reach.


EFSA finds detection method for pink slime

03 April, 2013

The Eruopean Food Safety Authority’s Panel on Biological Hazards has developed a model to help identify mechanically separated meat and differentiate it from other types of meat.


Sensory test gives fast results in natural setting

04 March, 2013

A new test developed by the University of Copenhagen allows sensory researchers to conduct rapid product tests under natural circumstances using larger groups.


Stable Micro Systems Ice Cream Cone Support Rig

25 February, 2013

Measuring key textural parameters such as brittleness, toughness and crispiness, the Ice Cream Cone Support Rig reliably informs cone formulation and design for optimum consumer acceptance and product success.


Listening to what the tongue feels

01 February, 2013 by George van Aken

Creaminess or astringency of new foods can be determined by measuring the sound generated by the food interacting with the tongue during consumption. This new technology, developed by NIZO food research, records and analyses the sound of rubbing of the tongue against the food and can be used to predict the sensory effects of food innovations.


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

10 January, 2013

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.


Danish food industry in cross-sector collaboration to combat antimicrobial resistance

21 August, 2012

Since the mid-1990s, Denmark has reduced animal consumption of antimicrobial agents by 60% without reducing its agricultural output. Bearing in mind that the global consumption of antimicrobial agents for animals is almost twice the size of human consumption, Denmark’s efforts are a shining light in the global struggle against antimicrobial resistance.


The death of offline analytics

02 April, 2012 by Janette Woodhouse

Quality by design rather than by testing. Many labs are moving onto the process line but this does not mean the end of the food lab.


Communicating food safety crises

09 March, 2012

Companies faced with food tampering need to make sure they remain sensitive to their customers’ cultural views before trying to assign blame when responding, according to a new study.


BDH Prolabo chemical range

25 February, 2012

BDH Prolabo chemicals are available through VWR International.


Method for detection and numeration of Listeria monocytogenes

05 February, 2012

Dutec Diagnostics has announced its rapid method for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes in food, the CHROMagar Listeria method, using CHROMagar Listeria, then CHROMagar Identification Listeria.


Ocean Spray and Complete Phytochemical Solutions collaborate for improved of PAC testing

30 January, 2012

Ocean Spray Cranberries and Complete Phytochemical Solutions have joined forces on a project to develop a cranberry-specific PAC standard.


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

18 January, 2012

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.


Shimadzu Method Package Ver. 2 for testing residual pesticides in foods

22 December, 2011

Shimadzu has released its GC-MS Method Package Ver. 2 to address the increasing demand for reliable testing of residual pesticides in foods, feed additives and veterinary drugs.


Hanna Instruments HI 96801 digital sucrose refractometer

13 December, 2011

The Hanna Instruments HI 96801 digital sucrose refractometer offers a specific analysis to determine accurate sugar concentration.


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