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


Honey Laundering: A Food Fraud That’s Not So Sweet

Learn about the background of honey adulteration, literature and analytical methods, specifically an isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) method, as well as discovering two fantastic resources on food fraud. 

honey adulteration

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


Sample prep tips

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:00 am PDT


Sample Prep Tips and Tricks Using QuEChERS and Accelerated Solvent Extraction

Join the experts as they discuss the use of accelerated solvent extraction and QuEChERS techniques for the extraction of pesticide residues from a diverse range of food samples.



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



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.

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.