Food Profiling and Authenticity

Next generation food screening and identification

Droplet Digital PCR for Food Testing enables detection and confirmation of linked virulence genes, allowing discrimination between true positive and true negative EHEC samples for various food safety applications.

Genetically modified organism (GMO) testing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit public input and feedback on a contemplated agriculture animal regulatory framework "that would modernize the US system into a scientifically-sound, risk-based, and predictable process that facilitates the use of biotechnology for U.S. farmers and ranchers under USDA’s authorities".

Organic food confirmation testing

The FDA has proposed regulations intended to protect integrity in the organic supply chain and build consumer and industry trust in the USDA organic label. This would be accomplished by establishing or improving organic control systems, traceability and regulatory enforcement.

Food authenticity testing

Waters has introduced the new RADIAN™ ASAP™ System, a novel direct mass detector engineered for non-mass spectrometry (MS) experts to conduct fast and accurate analyses of solids and liquids with minimal sample prep -- well suited for product authenticity and safety, adulteration, or degradation testing by suppliers and regulators.

LCMS-8050 Triple Quadrupole Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS/MS) from Shimadzu SSI
LCMS-8050 Triple Quadrupole Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS/MS) from Shimadzu SSI
Pulverisette 11 Industrial-Grade Knife Mill from FRITSCH
Pulverisette 11 Industrial-Grade Knife Mill from FRITSCH
Hardy Diagnostics EnSURE Hand-held Luminometer for Surface Sampling
Hardy Diagnostics EnSURE Hand-held Luminometer for Surface Sampling