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15 January 2019 Agilent

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

15 January 2019 | 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…

30 January 2019 Food fraud 2019

The murky world of herb and spice fraud

30 January 2019 | By Professor Chris Elliott

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…

12 December 2018

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

12 December 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 webinar will provide an overview of current validation strategies. A specific focus…


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…


Food Safety Masterclass – 6 Steps to Preventing Physical Contamination

ON-DEMAND | By Mettler Toledo

Food safety product recalls are on the rise; how a brand owner and/or manufacturer deals with this and provides transparency can make or break a brand. The Food Safety Masterclass is an interactive, live webinar presented by Robert Rogers, Senior Advisor for Food Safety & Regulations, Mettler-Toledo. The webinar is…


Rapid Determination of MCPD and glycidyl esters in food using the DGF Fast and Clean Method

ON-DEMAND | By Agilent Technologies

Refining raw food oil is essential to ensure safety and palatability. Unfortunately, it can be the origin of MCPD and glycidyl fatty esters, which can have harmful carcinogenic and mutagenic effects. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) indicates a risk associated with free 3-MCPD and Glycidol being available in the…


Understanding How NMR Can Help to Prevent Honey Fraud

ON-DEMAND | By Bruker

Adulteration with sugar syrup is the most widely observed honey fraud, with misrepresentation of geographical and/or botanical origin being second. Do we know exactly if it is 100% pure and authentic honey? Despite the existence of regulations and control authorities, many of the food products we consume every day, like…


Maximising mass spectrometry capabilities in food analyses for multiresidues

ON-DEMAND | By Waters

About this webinar Routine testing laboratories continue to strive for efficient and reliable sample throughput. Multiresidue pesticides is an example of this, where the generic extraction offered by QuEChERS has streamlined sample preparation. However, for comprehensive pesticide testing, both liquid and gas chromatography are typically required. During this webinar, Waters…