Terahertz (THz) imaging scanners by Terasense offer imaging sensors for the non-destructive analysis of the internal structure of objects.
If a food is contaminated, quick, efficient pathogen detection and fingerprinting is essential in limiting the spread of foodborne disease.
The BAX System uses the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect unwanted bacteria in raw ingredients, finished products and environmental samples.
The Rapid Visco Analyser 4800 measures the viscosity and performance of starches, raw materials, ingredients and foods using controlled temperature and shear. It can be used to characterise ingredients, intermediates and finished products.
The BioSystems Food and Wine Solutions range of analytical reagents and instruments for agro and wine laboratories is now available from Metrohm in Australia and New Zealand.
NZ is testing milk from every dairy farm in the country as it attempts to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from its herd.
The DOSIC ultrasonic sensor operates according to the concept of time-of-flight difference and provides an alternative to Coriolis mass flowmeters.
An improved LC-LC/MS method for food allergen screening is nearing industrial use after FOAM Classification by the AOAC.
GunnLab has relocated to Bayside in Melbourne and is building a brand new laboratory.
Sometimes there's more to food than just, well, the food itself — materials that come into contact with food as it is being processed, packaged and transported have the potential to leach chemicals into the product.
The Particle Size Analyser PSA 1190 from Anton Paar is able to perform measurements on sugar, milk powder and chocolate powder — including much bulkier agglomerated chocolate powder used in the preparation of instant hot chocolate.
CDR WineLab enables onsite testing, with results available in just minutes, allowing faster decisions to be made during the vinification process.
A sensitive and reliable bacteria-detecting chip that can determine the bacterial load of foods, beverages or water in under two hours is being patented by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers.
Scientists have engineered a portable, disposable sensor that can detect fake or altered liquors.
The Olympus Magna-Mike 8600 portable thickness gauge is suitable for quality control testing of plastic and glass packaging material from as little as 0.001 mm up to 25.4 mm but can be extended to other non-ferrous products such as aluminium, paper, wood and foam containers or detecting air bag tear seams.