Food design & research > Test systems

Pigs reveal secrets

05 November, 2010

Scientists have developed a technique to evaluate meat cuts by the light waves they emit.


Fluorescent contamination markers for meat

04 August, 2010

A chlorophyll-based marker in animal feed that fluoresces under UV light may be used to identify contamination of meat, chicken and eggs.


Automated Salmonella testing

21 July, 2010

The Biotecon Diagnostics foodproof RoboPrep+ Series is the first validated automated solution for PCR-based microbial testing specifically designed for the food market.


Detecting melamine in milk

07 April, 2010

A fast, economical and easy method to detect melamine in milk has been developed by researchers at the University of Miami.


Detecting poultry contamination

02 January, 2010 by US Agricultural Research Service

Technology developed by US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists that automatically scans poultry carcasses for contamination has been successfully tested in a commercial poultry plant.


Detecting poultry contamination

02 January, 2010 by US Agricultural Research Service

Technology developed by US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists that automatically scans poultry carcasses for contamination has been successfully tested in a commercial poultry plant.


International standard for detection of chocolate fraud

08 December, 2009

The International Organisation for Standardisation has adopted a method developed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre to measure vegetable fats in milk chocolate.


Rapid test for tainted milk

11 September, 2009

A combination of bacteria and a purple dye that can reveal the presence of toxins in milk in just a few hours could help ensure the safety of the milk supply.


Melamine detection

01 April, 2009

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).


TMS-Pro System texture analysis

01 April, 2009

Texture analysis using the Food Technology Corp TMS-Pro System makes possible precise, objective and repeatable measurements of the texture of food products.


Pre-made culture plates

01 April, 2009 by

Petrifilm count pPlates come in a ready-to-use format, removing the procedure of media preparation. Quality control is simplified with each batch of plates accompanied with a Quality Assurance Certificate from the 3M ISO 9002 certified manufacturing facility.


Melamine test kits

01 April, 2009 by

The Romer Labs AgraQuant melamine-sensitive ELISA test kit has been designed to meet the coming regulatory limits for melamine in food products.


NATA-accredited pyranometer calibration

01 April, 2009 by

Ecotech has extended its NATA-accredited services to include calibrations of pyranometers.


Microbial assay for wine spoilage

01 April, 2009 by

South Australian wine technical consultants Provisor and Advanced Analytical Australia have teamed up to deliver a DNA-based spoilage evaluation service to the wine industry in Australia and New Zealand.


How red are those tomatoes?

02 March, 2009

The Tomato Analyzer software tool allows scanning devices to be calibrated using colour standards. The tool may also have applications in the colour analysis of fresh crops and in the evaluation of discolouration of foods after processing or cooking.


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