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New Food Issue 2 2019

15 April 2019 | By

Issue 2 2019 of New Food is available to read online, featuring stories on curing bacon without nitrates, 2 Sisters' Group Technical Director and naturals in food.

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…