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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) will discuss how…

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…

Safeguarding herb and spice authenticity

19 September 2018 | By

Infrared (IR) and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy are fast, easy-to-use techniques with applications in a wide variety of industries. The technique also has a history of being used for food applications such as those for measuring protein, moisture, and fat content...

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…