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Food fraud fighters go high tech

19 September 2018 | By

It came like a hard slap to the face for most people in the developed world. How could horsemeat end up in the human food supply chain? Sure, stories about food fraud and contamination in the developing world seem commonplace. The infamous melamine milk scandal of 2008 sickened hundreds of…

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HYDROTHERM

6 August 2018 | By

Finally, safe and simple acid hydrolysis for determining the total fat of nearly any sample. Automatic, standardised, internationally comparable...

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Analysis of aroma compounds in edible oils by direct Thermal Desorption GC/MS using slitted microvials

9 July 2018 | By

The determination of aroma compounds in edible oils (olive oil, sunflower oil, fish oil etc.) is important for manufacturers and vendors of these products. Especially off-flavors / off-flavours derived from unsaturated fatty acid degradation such as, for example, hexanal, 2-(E)-nonenal and 2,4-(E,E)-decadienal are of interest. These compounds can compromise the…

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Fully automated determination of 3-MCPD and Glycidol in edible oils by GC/MS based on the commonly used methods ISO 18363-1, AOCS Cd 29c-13, and DGF C-VI 18 (10)

9 July 2018 | By

3-MCPD and Glycidol and especially their fatty acid esters are process contaminants that are formed, for example, when edible oils and fats are refined. At least some of the above-mentioned substances are classified as potential human carcinogens, a fact which has prompted the introduction of rules and regulations that specify…