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.

Featured blog post


Salmonella and Norovirus in Berries – A Growing Health Concern

Read why the European Food Safety Authority strongly advises establishing safety criteria for Norovirus in fresh, minimally processed or frozen berries. They used epidemiological and disease prevalence data to construct a pathogen risk profile for each berry type and create best practices for production that would minimize contamination.

Norovirus in berries

Featured Infographics


Quality Control of Dietary Supplements


The dietary supplement industry has grown to become a multibillion-dollar-a-year market. With this growth, the FDA has implemented new current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) regulations (21 CFR part 111) that mandate appropriate quality control and process control testing for dietary supplements, from incoming materials to finished goods. Chromatography plays a vital role in the quality control testing of dietary supplements. Learn what these regulations mean to companies and what types of chromatography systems are utilized to address the issues. Download Full Infographic to learn more.





Improving the HPLC Analysis of Food and Beverage products with new stationary phases


The complexity of food and beverage samples means that a wide range of stationary phase chemistries is needed for their separation by LC-MS.  One alternative type of stationary phase that food analysts should consider is based on silica-hydride.  These stationary phases are particularly useful for very polar compounds.   Download Full Infographic to learn more.

Upcoming webinars




Pesticide Residues
Food microbiology

Pesticide Residues: 4-Part Webinar Series


Part 1: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sample Prep Tips and Tricks Using QuEChERS and Accelerated Solvent Extraction


Part 2: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Workflow Guide for the use of LC-MS


Part 3: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Maximizing Analysis Efficiency through New GC-MS Approaches


Part 4: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

 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.



eSeminar Series: Advances in Food Safety Analysis – Environmental Contaminants



Separation Science, in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed an online eSeminar focusing on new methods and applications in food safety analysis – particularly for the analysis of environmental contaminants. Taking place in four 2 hr sessions, one each on 28 & 30 April, this unique event will bring together some of the leading exponents in food safety analysis and provide an interactive learning environment for scientists working in these fields.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015 and Thursday, April 30, 2015

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Flow behavior of food products

Understanding Flow Behavior of Food Products: From Processing to Mouth Feel



Learn about mouth feeling, spreadability, processability; time and temperature dependent behavior; filling behavior, extensional rheology; and aggregation and disaggregation, thixotropy.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Session 1: (Europe) 2:00pm CEST 
Session 2: (North America) 11:00am EDT

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Three Top Trends in Pesticide Residue Analysis in Food


Starting with the current state-of-the-art for routine analysis (QuEChERS, LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS), three top trends will be highlighted: miniaturization/simplification, use of full scan high resolution MS, and fast methods for selected pesticides.

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 15:00 BST/10:00am EDT  

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food safety

Food for Thought Virtual Conference: The Latest Food Safety Tools and Techniques



In a full day virtual symposium, the editors of Lab Manager have gathered a group of industry experts to discuss recent developments in four key areas of food science. 


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

9:30 a.m.

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



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

11:00 a.m. EDT

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On-demand webinar library



The new Food and Beverage Webinar Library is your comprehensive, convenient source for information on a wide range of topics important to the food industry. 

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Fermentation news


Learn more about the BeerNHop solution by viewing two new videos featuring Frank Steiner, Scientific Advisor at Thermo Fisher Scientific.  In the videos Steiner speaks about the BeerNHop solution based on HPLC technology and also provides a demonstration of the technology.

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fermentation hops

Carbohydrate resource library


Carbohydrates are important food components affecting taste and nutrition. We've consolidated the application notes you need on a range of topics, including corn syrup, dietary fiber, lactose and lactulose, maltodextrins, siatic acids and simple carbohydrates. Visit now >


Trace elemental and speciation analysis


trace elemental and speciation analysis

We've created breakthrough trace elemental and speciation analysis screening technologies to identify organic and inorganic elements with a broad portfolio of instrumentation—giving scientists the confidence and flexibility to adapt to changing demands. Learn more >

Edible oil analysis

Edible oils
We understand edible oils present analytical challenges due to their chemical complexity. Learn about our easy-to-use solutions to analyze oils for nutrition, contamination and composition, as well as adulteration and authenticity.


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.