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Food Fraud

 

The safety and integrity of rice production

4 February 2019 | By

Rice, wheat, and maize are the world’s three leading food crops; together they supply over 40% of all calories consumed by the entire human population. Of these three major crops, rice is the most widely consumed food crop for people in the developing world. It has been estimated that over half…

Application of NMR as a solution for detecting honey fraud

20 December 2018 | By

At QSI, NMR honey profiling is used routinely to detect honey adulteration, particularly the addition of sugar syrups – the most widespread form of honey fraud. Declared botanical variety and geographical origin can also be verified with this technique. In this webinar, Gudrun Beckh (CEO at QSI) discusses how NMR…

The murky world of herb and spice fraud

28 November 2018 | By

Herbs and spices are things to be enjoyed. They add colour, flavour and aroma to so many of the dishes we like to eat. There are also numerous reports regarding the health benefits of these ingredients: claims that they are anti-diabetese, increase brain function and boost our immune systems to…

IR microscopy for the analysis of microplastics in bottled water

4 October 2018 | By PerkinElmer

Microplastics are becoming a major global environmental concern with regular major newsworthy studies revealing the presence of plastics and microplastics in remote geographic locations, or as contaminations in many different consumer products, especially food and beverages, as well as within the digestive systems of marine species. The sources of the…

Combating global food fraud

26 September 2018 | By

Food testing is critical and valuable in understanding the safety of the ingredients you source from around the globe. Combatting adulteration with non-targeted screening will help protect your brand from adulteration...

Microbial process validations: From study design to in-plant trial execution

25 September 2018 | By Novolyze

Due to the sporadic nature of foodborne pathogens, traditional control methods based on finished-product sampling are insufficient to ensure the safety of processed foods. That’s why process validation is a key component of a food safety plan. This on-demand webinar will provide an overview of current validation strategies. A specific…