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GMO Labelling Requirements: A deep dive into GMO detection using RTi PCR Methods


While international food trade is growing worldwide, the authorities in each country are setting more and more regulations to ensure food safety and transparency for consumers. Across the world Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) labelling is regulated in many countries. The United States will be joining the rest of world with…


The safety and integrity of rice production


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


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…


Lipid and fatty acid analysis using state-of-the-art gas chromatography

ON-DEMAND | By Agilent Technologies

The characterisation of lipids is one of the major applications of gas chromatography in food analysis. In general, GC can be applied to the analysis of intact lipids, such as triglycerides, or to the analysis of the fatty acid composition based on fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) profiling. A broad…

ON-DEMAND Food fraud 2019

The murky world of herb and spice fraud


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…


Improved Quality Assurance through TOC Analysis for Cleaning Verification


Total organic carbon (TOC) analysis is a simple, effective tool for cleaning verification and process control. TOC analysis enables companies to operate more efficiently, prevent product loss, and improve quality control. Monitoring the effectiveness of a cleaning process on shared equipment trains is extremely important for safety and quality. TOC…


IR microscopy for the analysis of microplastics in bottled water

ON-DEMAND | 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…


Aroma and Flavour analysis in Food and Beverage Samples

ON-DEMAND | By Agilent

The flavour and aroma of food and beverages is key for perception and acceptance by the consumer. Gas Chromatography with Mass Spec detection is an effective tool to determine most of the key compounds involved and is finding increased adoption in recent years due to new techniques in sampling the…


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

ON-DEMAND | 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…


Asset Maintenance Masterclass: Improving reliability and reducing downtime

ON-DEMAND | By Petro-Canada Lubricants

Lubrication is vital for optimal operation of food processing equipment – any failures can cause premature, costly system breakdowns. This webinar, led by Petro-Canada Lubricants and AVT Reliability, explored how to select a high-quality lubricant and implement an effective maintenance strategy to ensure assets remain fit for purpose. Improving asset…


Is free trade a short-term solution to managing a ‘No Deal’ scenario?

ON-DEMAND | By New Food

With a trade deal between the UK and the EU, looking more uncertain to meet the March 2019 deadline, would the implementation of a UK temporary period of free trade offer a short-term solution to ease supply chain issues? This webinar will cover: How easily can it be implemented? Can…


From farm to market – Safety of the food supply

ON-DEMAND | By Pall Corporation

The consumption of fresh and fresh cut produce continues to increase globally. Technological advancements have in turn aided in increased global production of fresh produce to meet the increasing demand. However, there is serious concern as to whether this increase in supply and demand is leading to safety issues, as…