Food Quality Analysis Articles

  • Purolite`s Nitrate Selective Resin part of a Major Plant Upgrade in Ohio

    This February, BOSS Magazine featured an article on the capacity increase project at Dublin Road Water Treatment facility that discussed the leadership, innovation, collaboration, sustainability and best operational procedures incorporated into the plant. Purolite was invited to provide a ...


    By Purolite Corporation

  • Waters 2017 Food Testing Application Notes Booklet

    Abstract / Summary Waters is a leader in developing food and water quality testing systems that incorporate analytical standards and reagents, sample preparation products, chromatographic columns, instrumentation, and data management software. Our comprehensive solutions offer food and beverage laboratories the tools needed to check compliance with food and ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • How FSMA Impacts Food and Beverage Manufacturers

    The food and beverage industry have evolved significantly over the past 10 years. The rules for the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have changed food and beverage manufacturing by having companies focus on preventing their products from being contaminated rather than limiting the scope of contaminations. “FSMA is the largest overhaul of government regulations since the ...

  • Some notes about Fats and Oils in Food and about FAME and FAMEWAX

    In Europe, the last transition periods named in REGULATION (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers are running out on Dec. 13th, 2016. Since then, a nutrition declaration is mandatory for nearly all packed food in Europe, wherein the amounts of fat, saturates, carbohydrate, sugars, protein and salt have to be included. The content of the mandatory nutrition ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • How Food Production Facilities Can Prepare for FSMA

    The Food Service Modernization Act compliance dates have arrived and that likely means significant changes to your current operating procedures. In this podcast, Evan D. Reyes, National Account Manager at Goodway Technologies, discusses key requirements relating to hazard analysis, preventative controls and ...

  • Improved analyte recovery with keeper solvents

    Syncore Analyst: Evaporation to a defined volume with appendix, chiller and keeper solvent Polychlorinated biphenyls are suspected endocrine disruptors. They are enriched in the food chain which can result in elevated concentrations in fish and meat. The concentration of some PCBs is the subject of regulations and must be analyzed by reliable methods. Often, PCBs are extracted from a ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • U.S. EPA approves first enzymatic method for SDWA reporting of nitrate

    The US Environmental Protection Agency periodically updates methods laboratories can use for protecting the quality of the nation's drinking water.  The Safe Drinking Water Act office of the EPA published its list of Alternate Test Protocols (ATP) in the Federal Register in July 2016. ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • Choosing the Right Vibratory Sifter for Sieving Food Powders

    Food and beverage manufacturers have to adhere to extremely high standards of production quality, both to meet their regulatory obligations and to manage risk when bringing a product to market. Sieving and sifting food powders is a critical step in the manufacturing of several products, one that is responsible for filtering out fine impurities that can ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • FSANZ Publishes Reports on the Use of Nanotechnology in Food Additives and Packaging

    In June 2016, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced the availability of two reports on the potential use of nanotechnologies in existing food additives and food packaging. FSANZ retained an expert toxicologist to review publicly ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Short Note: Spray drying skim milk, concentrated milk and full cream milk

    Spray dryers are used to transform a liquid, i.e. solutions, suspensions or emulsions into dried powders. It is a quick, gentle and single step drying process. A major application is the production of milk powder. In general, liquid milk is easily denaturized and difficult to store for a long time. To prolong its shelf life and to simplify transportation milk is spray dried to milk powder. Food ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Soil resource efficiency in urbanised areas - analytical framework and implications for governance

    Soil is a limited and non-renewable resource — implying that its supply is limited — of which a lot of functional demands are made. As well as the use of the soil resource for growing food, which has been done for millennia, the many and diverse services that can be derived from it are in particularly high demand in urbanised spaces, as these areas are where economic development and ...

  • Matrix Gemini LIMS at work in the Food industry case study

    Real Time Traceability in Microbiology at Westward Laboratories Cornwall 'Quality is the Result" Automation and mechanisation are key requirements in high throughput environments such as analytical laboratories. The implementation of Autoscribe's Matrix LIMS at Westward Laboratories in Cornwall together with Kiestra Lab Automation (The Netherlands) systems demonstrates how such projects, can ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • The Crunch Factor – Corn Chip Edition

    Friday, January 29 was National Corn Chip Day. To celebrate, we took a closer look at this wonder of the snack world and are sharing the important role that moisture plays in the production of corn chips and snack foods in general. To get the scoop on corn chips, we spoke to Randy Rupprecht, QA Manager, and Mike Klein, Processing Manager, of Axium Foods. ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Headspace gas analysis video

    Why does headspace gas need to be measured? To check the continuity and quality of the gas supply to the packing machine, the efficiency of the flush/vacuum cycle and the integrity of the pack seal. To optimise gas usage and save costs. To meet customer headspace gas quality standards. ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Case study - Arby`s energy management and food safety

    Challenge: Get energy costs under control Locations: ≈900 company-owned restaurants Scope: HVAC control & management, food safety monitoring Time to deploy: Five months Results: 7.6% aggregate energy savings reported by Arby’s In 2012 Arby’s, a leading global quick-service restaurant company, decided to deploy remotely controlled thermostats across its ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • The association effect of quaternary ammonium salt on carboxymethyl cellulose and its analytical applications

    Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) has been extensively used in petroleum, geology, common household chemicals, food, medicine and other industries, owing to its excellent water-soluble, emulsifying, water retention and film forming properties. It is known as ‘industrial monosodium glutamate’. However, the research of the test method on CMC is far behind the research of its actual ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EPA requests comment on analysis of Carinata oil feedstock

    On April 24, 2015, EPA released a Federal Register notice inviting comment on analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced during the production and transport of Brassica carinata (carinata) oil feedstock for use in the production of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Full‐life chronic toxicity of sodium salts to the mayfly Neocloeon triangulifer in tests with laboratory cultured food

    While insects occur in nearly all freshwater ecosystems, few sensitive insect models exist for use in determining the toxicity of contaminants. The objectives of the present study were to adapt previously developed culturing and toxicity testing methods for the mayfly Neocloeon triangulifer (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae), and to further develop a method for chronic toxicity tests spanning organism ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Food security in Ethiopia: climate–resilient pathways, quantified benefits and farmer perspectives

    This paper summarises a study of a project in Ethiopia, then discusses its findings. The project aimed to address acute hunger facing small–scale farmers while also fostering longer–term food security. It was found to be highly successful, as reflected in a benefit–cost ratio of 9:1. Yet the target communities continue to struggle nonetheless due largely to emerging threats, notably worsening ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Food Safety Review in the State of Kuwait as a part of Arab Gulf Area

    The Food Safety Review (FSR) is a partnership between industry, government, academia, and the consumer. The reason for our review is to increase consistency among local health departments and their interpretations of the state food service rules. The mission of the FSR is to work in partnership with the Department of Health in developing advisory technical interpretations of the state food ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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