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 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 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 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.
3M Food Safety has launched the Petrifilm Aqua Plates which have been designed for testing bottled water in beverage and food processing plants.
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.
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.
Merck now distributes the Charm Sciences range of food safety, water quality and environmental diagnostic tests.
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.
The Petrifilm compact, sample-ready bacteria testing plates allow food processors to easily and efficiently do their own on-site microbial testing.