Food design & research > Test systems

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.


Faster detection of multiple pathogens in food using Crystal Diagnostics' MultiPath

01 November, 2011

The Crystal Diagnostics MultiPath system uses liquid crystals to detect multiple harmful pathogens in food in a single test, offering significant time savings over the most common testing methods.


Public health improvements through the genomic pinpointing of foodborne pathogens

28 October, 2011

Detecting foodborne illness outbreaks quickly and accurately determining the source of the outbreak are essential if the risks to public health are to be minimised. By adopting a method based on whole genome sequencing, researchers have been able to discriminate between outbreak-related and non-outbreak-related cases and to identify the temporal, geographical and evolutionary origin of outbreaks.


Woolworths on board with GS1 data synchronisation

13 September, 2011

GDSN electronic messaging is being implemented between Woolworths supermarkets and their suppliers.


Fingerprinting food spoilage microorganisms

30 August, 2011

Bacteria, yeasts and moulds lurking in food processing plants, waiting to pounce and contaminate foods and beverages, may be identified and found more easily using an FTIR spectroscopy method being developed by Norweigan researchers.


“Ugh - that tastes terrible!”

02 August, 2011

Swedish and Danish European Sensory Network researchers have taken a close look to see if non-verbal facial reactions can provide additional information to measuring responses in classical sensory tests.


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