Food Quality Control

Adulteration

Thermo Fisher has published a resource for Testing to Find Physical Contaminants in Snack and Protein Bars, which include metal detection, multiscan detection, x-ray detection and associated information.

Nutritional analysis

Kellogg Company is collaborating with Future Food-Tech to launch a start-up innovation challenge unique plant- and microbiome-based ideas that support digestive wellness, to be hosted at the virtual Future Food-Tech summit March 11-12, 2021.

Crop yield analysis

To further the work on the Agriculture Innovation Agenda (AIA), USDA is looking for ready-to-go technologies and practices to achieve its goal of increasing agricultural production by 40% to meet global population needs in 2050 while cutting U.S. agriculture’s environmental footprint in half.

Emerging challenges

AOAC INTERNATIONAL has issued certificates of validation for two proprietary test kits that detect SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19 illness, on stainless steel surfaces, applicable to food manufacturers, contract laboratories, and the food handling supply chain in general.

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