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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Junk Food is Getting Healthier!

My favorite junk food–chocolate–will now be a bit healthier!  I was elated to hear that Nestle USA has made a commitment to removing artificial flavors and U.S. FDA-certified colors such as Red 40 and Yellow 5, from all of their chocolate candy products by the end of 2015.

artificial flavors and colors

Wine analysis resources


Understanding the demands of wine safety testing can be a complex task for the laboratory with numberous 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

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Trace Elemental Analysis Solutions for Food Safety 


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.  View Now

Free phone apps


Column Genie 

Welcome to Column Genie. Find the best column for your application by searching our comprehensive range of HPLC columns. Column Genie will help you narrow your search by selecting from a number of column characteristics.

Periodic Table of Ion Anlaysis

Looking for ideal ion chromatography separation and detection techniques? This app is a quick and handy reference of optimal methods for separating and detecting the most commonly determined ions on the periodic table. Just click on the element of your choice to view application and technical notes to achieve the best chromatographic performance to simplify your analysis.


GC Trouble Shooting Guide

The application and guide have been developed in collaboration with the LC/GC magazine with their expert John Hinshaw with the intention of providing quick and handy technical assistance to gas chromatographers.

Use this troubleshooting guide to find solutions for:

• Baseline problems without injection

• Detector problems with injection

• Column and inlet problems • Problems with results 

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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.

Microbiology update


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

Upcoming webinars




Pesticide Residues: 4-Part Webinar Series


Part 1: On Demand

Sample Prep Tips and Tricks Using QuEChERS and Accelerated Solvent Extraction


Part 2: On Demand

Workflow Guide for the use of LC-MS


Part 3: On Demand

Maximizing Analysis Efficiency through New GC-MS Approaches


Part 4: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 (8:00am PDT/ 11:00am EDT/ 4:00pm BST/ 5:00pm CEST)

 Latest Developments & Future Directions in Data Processing & Analysis Software for LC-MS/MS & GC-MS/MS



This series of four educational webinars will provide pesticide residue analysts with valuable information on development and optimization of method workflows used for the analysis of pesticide residues in food. The expert speakers will share their knowledge of the critical method control points, assisting analysts in modifying existing methods, optimizing current workflows, and understanding instrumental and software technologies with the goal of developing methods to deal with the most complex analytical problems.




What does USP Chapter 2232 on Elemental Contaminants in Dietary Supplements Mean for You?



elemental contaminants



Learn about the permitted daily exposure (PDE) limits of the four heavy metals of toxicological concern defined in the chapter and the different options for measurement strategies to meet these limits.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

(8:00am PDT/ 11:00am EDT/ 4:00pm BST/ 5:00pm CEST) 

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Featured resources


Carbohydrate Testing

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Edible Oil Analysis

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Trace Elemental and Speciation Analysis

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On Demand Webinar Library

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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.