Use of stable isotope analysis in commercial food authenticity testing
29 March 2017
About this webinar
The constant race between food fraud and food testing drives technological and methodological developments in the sector. Meeting the speed, versatility and quality requirements from the industry has made stable isotope analytics as a commercial service a reality.
In this webinar, Dr. David Psomiadis, Laboratory Manager at Imprint Analytics GmbH, discusses the use of stable isotope analysis to determine the geographic origin of food and the authenticity of food ingredients.
This educational webinar gives an overview of the principles of isotope analysis, including, how it works and what influences results, supported by an explanation and interpretation of data from a variety of food and beverage matrices.
Dr. David Psomiadis
Imprint Analytics GmbH
Dr. David Psomiadis holds a PhD in geology using stable isotopes to interpret changes of the past, as well as in applied science in the areas of food and environment. Since 2013, he has been Laboratory Head at Imprint Analytics.
In recent years adulteration has become an increasing problem globally in the food industry and for consumers. Determining if the product has been adulterated is important for many reasons. Is the product pure; does it contain any contaminants; has it been adulterated in any way for economic reasons?
Thermo Fisher Scientific has advanced instrumentation that can help in the area of food adulteration to determine the known and unknown contaminants of the food and beverage product. Their state of the art products help labs check for the adulteration of edible oils to fruit juices and many other products. Their instruments help government agencies and contract laboratories determine if a particular product has been adulterated.
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