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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Wine Testing: Arsenic Analysis and a Classic Movie

Trace element arsenic is an extremely serious food safety testing matter. Read how our methods using ion chromatography and trace elemental analysis can help detect trace elements of arsenic in wine and other beverages. 

arsenic in wine

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 

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.

Featured video


 

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: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (8:00am PDT/ 11:00am EDT/ 4:00pm BST/ 5:00pm CEST)

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

 

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.

 


 

Fast and Accurate Sugar, Acid, and Sulfite Analysis of Wine Using Automated Discrete Analysis


 

 

Overview:

Learn about the wine production process, the typical testing parameters measured in the wine industry, and the benefits of using automated discrete analysis in a wine laboratory for speed, accuracy, and quality control.  


June 11, 2015

8:00 a.m. PDT/ 11:00 a.m. EDT/ 16:00 GMT

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Sugar, acid and sulfite analysis of wine

 

 

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

 

 

elemental contaminants

 

Overview:

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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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

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.