The Dicromat salt analyser provides food processors with a rapid method to monitor levels of salt in food product having salt included as a preservative or as a flavouring.
Food allergies and intolerances affect a significant proportion of the population. As a result, food manufacturers are required to declare the presence of the major food allergens in their product such as peanuts, gluten and soy. Also, manufacturers are increasingly creating new products that specifically do not contain certain ingredients; for example, there has been an explosion of gluten-free products coming onto the market in recent years. The presence of undeclared allergens in food products is not only a potential danger to the consumer but also a leading cause of food recalls, which are costly in terms of both dollars and brand image.
Merck now distributes the Charm Sciences range of food safety, water quality and environmental diagnostic tests.
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.
The Petrifilm compact, sample-ready bacteria testing plates allow food processors to easily and efficiently do their own on-site microbial testing.
Onergy endoCube provides a way to overcome a common difficulty in recording ’actual’ product temperature in refrigerated environment displays.
Testo has introduced the 876 and 882 thermal imagers to the market.
Vibration Systems & Solutions has released a smaller version EziPack vibrating feeder - the EziPack 4 - which features a 4 L hopper and reduced tray size.
Dionex has released a method for simple determination of sialic acids that are present in infant formula in the pmol range. Application Note 266: Determination of Sialic Acids Using UHPLC with Fluorescence Detection demonstrates that N-acetylated sialic acids can be determined and O-acetylated sialic acids can be identified in infant formula samples using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with fluorescence detection following acid hydrolysis and 1,2-diamino-4,5-methylenedioxybenzene dihydrochloride (DMB) derivatisation. By using a water:acetonitrile gradient, high resolution of the sialic acids can be obtained in a 20 min analysis time, compared to the common 40 min isocratic method. The described assay uses a short-format Acclaim RSLC 120 C18 column that allows fast run times. The lower flow rate and shorter run time requires less acetonitrile than other published methods. The sensitivity of the Dionex FLD-3400RS fluorescence detector easily allows determination of sialic acids in the infant formula that are present in the pmol range. The sensitivity provides for simple determination of Neu5Ac, Neu5Gc, and O-acetylated sialic acids in the derivatised samples.
The Kistler maXYmo BL Type 5867A is an XY monitor for process monitoring and product testing. The compact monitor features practical functions, a sophisticated menu concept, a bright 3.5″ colour touch-screen display and numerous interfaces.
The Swabbing Techniques for Sampling the Environment and Equipment technician training program can assist technicians adhere to scientifically proven techniques, ensure the integrity of samples and generate consistent microbiological data.
Oxoid Brilliance CampyCount Agar is a highly selective, easy-to-read chromogenic medium specifically designed for the identification and enumeration of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in poultry and related samples.
Brilliance Staph 24 Agar is a selective and diagnostic chromogenic medium for the isolation and enumeration of coagulase-positive staphylococci (CPS) in foods, within 24 hours.
NAMSA offers a full range of biological indicators including Self-Contained Biological Indicators (SCBIs) and Spore Strips and Discs.
The Deltapilot FMB 70 hydrostatic level pressure transmitter has been developed for food, beverage, dairy and pharmaceutical applications. Its watertight Contite pressure measuring cell and 316L stainless steel housing with polycarbonate sight glass withstand harsh washdown environments in the food industry.