Testing for allergens in foods One of the biggest reasons for food recalls presently is the detection of unclaimed allergens. Accurate and sensitive detection is key for any allergen testing approach to ensure that labeling is correct and the likelihood for someone getting sick due to an unclaimed allergen, or an expensive product recall, is avoided.
Get the latest application notes on allergen testing in wine, an article on gluten testing using LC-MS/MS, informational webcasts, and more. ... Read more
Meat speciation & authenticity Food fraud occurs almost every day - for example, in early 2013, horse and pig DNA were identified in beef products sold in several supermarket chains. This can have health,religious, and ethical implications, particularly for those that choose not to consume pork or pork-based food products (Halal foods). For these reasons and others, the authenticity of meat products is very important to consumers.
See the latest publications in the testing of for pork in Halal beef, an application note on gelatin speciation, informational webcasts, and more. ... Read more
Improving vitamin testing in foods Do you ever buy a food product or supplement based on its vitamin & nutritional content? We often make food purchasing decisions based on nutritional content and rely on that information to ensure we are consuming the proper nutrients to maintain our health and well-being.
Check-out our new method for Vitamin B analysis in infant formulas. ... Read more
Automating your food testing methods It is probably fair to say that the biggest bottleneck for a food testing chemist is the sample preparation. From the extensive extraction needed to pull-out compounds of interest, to the sample clean-up required to remove matrix interferences for improved analytical analysis, sample preparation for food testing can sometimes entail many steps and require lots of time at the bench.
Unfortunately, you can't clone yourself to help with all the extra sample prep work, but you can incorporate tools and workflows to automate your sample preparation. ... Read more