Food and Beverage

Those who focus on ensuring the safety and quality of food face increasing challenges. Whether you are testing for contaminants or developing a new production process, we are here to help. Our knowledgeable employees, innovative products and a range of solutions allow our customers to maintain their focus where it should be – on delivering safe, high-quality food products that consumers expect.

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Arsenic in Rice: New legislation Comes to The Boil




Arsenic in rice, ICP-MS

The scales are tipping in favor of the consumer with the announcement of a new legislation in Europe on the issue of arsenic in rice.

On June 25 2015, Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1006 (link to regulation document) amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 set the maximum inorganic arsenic detection limits for rice and rice products to the following limits.

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Is X-ray Inspection of Packaged Food Safe?
X-ray inspection is one of the most effective ways to keep products safe.  But some people are under the false impression that it may be a health hazard. To get a realistic perspective, here are the average doses of radiation people receive from exposure to common products/situations.

Wine analysis resources


Understanding the demands of wine safety testing can be a complex task for the laboratory with numerous analytes and residues to monitor. Our separation and detection technologies, combined with experienced applications competence, and our best suited chemistries provide ideal solutions for the analysis of wine.


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wine resources

Thermo Fisher Scientific understands the demands of food safety testing. Our portfolio of atomic spectroscopy technologies (AA, ICP-OES and ICP-MS) combined with applications expertise provides solutions for fast, simple and reliable determination of trace contaminants and macro level nutrients. Our IC-ICP-MS solution offers the opportunity for labs to identify and measure toxic species concentrations such as Arsenic (III) and As (V). This notebook contains a wide range of application notes that will help address your food safety issues.

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Detecting Toxic Elements in Food

Speciation analysis (IC and ICP-MS) helps determine if food contains elements in toxic forms, and if these can be transported into the body through digestion, negatively affecting human health.

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Maintaining the healthy and safe connotation of fresh produce


Supplying fresh produce on an industrial scale to meet our modern demands for convenience is a major challenge. Foodborne illness outbreaks associated with fresh produce are increasing and control strategies that help to reduce contamination with enteric bacteria are needed: on the farm, during processing, and during packaging. 

Read Dr Anna Allende’s review of strategies to combat microbial hazards in fresh produce

reduce contamination with enteric bacteria

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Food safety demands and options

Keep pace with food safety demands
Discover the variety of resources
we offer to help you keep pace with the demands of food safety testing. Our Food Safety Insider Magazine features information on our superior options and experienced service and support.

Food testing workflow and technology

Connections for advancing food safety and testing
Advance your food testing workflow with Thermo Scientific products. From sampling to sample preparation, instrument analysis and data collection to process and production monitoring, we offer innovative technologies.



Mass Spectrometry Applications for Food Safety Analysis

A comprehensiveapplication resource on topics such as pesticides, drug residues, mycotoxins, additional contaminants and more.

Solutions for food safety, quality, and halal testing

Learn how the food safety testing being undertaken in laboratories with our equipment is the same type of testing that is done for Halal testing.