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

     

Who Put Butter in My Beer?

If beer is chilled and packaged too early it can trap a substantial amount of diacetyl in the beer since the yeast hasn’t been given enough time to reduce the diacetyl levels, leading to a buttery flavor in beer. 

Diacetyl in beer

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

      

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8:00 am PDT


Simplifying Carbohydrate Testing in Food and Beverages to Meet Food Quality and Labeling Requirements Using Ion Chromatography and Pulsed Amperometric Detection

Experts will discuss the use of ion chromatography with pulsed amperometric detection as a technique to provide fast, reproducible, and simple methods to determine the carbohydrate content in food and beverages. They will also address product labeling requirements and quality control testing.

 

 

 

 

Carbohydrate analysis

 

 

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

 

Overview:

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

Learn about new methods and applications in food safety analysis – particularly for the analysis of environmental contaminants.

 

environmental contaminants


Tuesday, April 28, 2015
8 a.m. PDT | 11 a.m. EDT
16:00 BST | 17:00 CET


Determination of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Food/Feed Samples; Determination of Ionic Environmental Contaminants in Food Samples by Ion Chromatography-Electrospray-Tandem Mass Spectrometry; Veterinary Residues – Testing Times for Laboratories; Triumphs and Challenges of High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry in Comprehensive Pesticide Residue Screens; Advances in Pesticide Analysis Methods for Food from Animal Origin

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
8 a.m. PDT | 11 a.m. EDT
16:00 BST | 17:00 CET


Mycotoxins – Sampling, Regulation and Analysis, the European Context; Accurate Quantification of Mycotoxins in Food using LC-MS/MS; HPLC-MS/MS Method for the Measurement of Insecticide Degradation Products in Baby Food; Multi-Allergen Detection in Thermally-Processed Baked Goods by Mass Spectrometry

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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 >

Carbohydrates

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.

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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.