Modified atmosphere packaging, MAP, is a key method to maintain the quality and improve the shelf life of processed and fresh meat products. Ensuring that the correct gas mixture is in the packaging is a crucial requirement of the process, so the mixture must be monitored in a reliable and efficient way.
The Carl Zeiss AxioCam ERc 5s 5 megapixel CMOS camera can be used as a full-fledged microscope camera for education and routine requirements or as a video device for observation with a fast and high-quality live image.
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.
HPA researchers, using Thermo Scientific's mass spectrometry technology, have been able to identify the protein toxins expressed by the deadly strain of E. coli in Europe.
The Quick Swab is an all-in-one swab for consistent surface sampling. The swab can be used wet or dry to sample surfaces and quickly deliver 1.0 mL of sample onto a 3M Petrifilm plate.
A fluorescent test system has been developed that finds specific pathogens by tracking their spoor.
The Buchi NIRMaster FT-NIR spectrometer provides rapid chemical analysis of standard parameters such as fat, protein, moisture, etc but also more difficult analyses that older instruments cannot measure. Many ready-to-use calibrations for the food and feed industry are preinstalled.
AES Chemunex Fluroassure flow cytometry technology can be used to detect bacteria, yeast and mould allowing manufacturers to release products earlier with confidence.
The Mecmesin Coefficient Of Friction (COF) tester can be used to help packaging manufacturers and users improve production methods and reduce wastage by assessing the ‘slip’ properties of plastic film, paper and packaging products.
The Multiscan Series 3000 Food Analyser offers rapid analysis of food and food ingredients based on a diode array near infrared transmission spectrometer. The Series 3000 uses a rotating dish to collect scans from a sample of food by passing NIR light through the sample.
The Axio Lab.A1 microscope has been developed for microbiology laboratories. It has been ergonomically designed for daily use with all of the main operating elements covered in soft-touch materials and conveniently positioned within reach of users’ fingers.
Texture analysis can highlight quality improvement opportunities throughout the supply chain and in the production process. At the R&D stage, new ingredients can be compared with existing ingredients. In production, texture is used for the measurement and control of temperature, humidity and cooking time.
Sherwood Scientific’s Model 501 programmable fluid bed dryer provides a convenient laboratory-scale method of rapid moisture reduction/removal at relatively low temperature. Multiple configurations and microprocessor control ensure complete flexibility for a wide range of applications.
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).
Rudolph Research Analytical manufactures high-precision refractometers for research and QC applications. The J Series product line includes standard and wide range refractometers. Electronic temperature control is standard on all of the company’s refractometers, eliminating the need for waterbaths - resulting in cost savings and avoidance of possible contamination.