Food manufacturers have to comply with FDA-regulations. Furthermore they have to deal with variations in raw materials. This can be caused by multiple suppliers, different regions, storage conditions and even seasons. Accompanying certificates of analysis not always suffice with respect to this kind of variations. Sometimes additional tests are needed, like screening on genetically modified organisms, contanimants, toxins and chemical residues.
Feed safety is a big issue in the industry.
Chemometrical trained instruments offer perfect solutions to all these issues. They offer swift answers, that lead to preventive actions. No products off-spec. No loss of money.
Applications 'in the picture'
Master black belt (1)
Release for production of a wide diversity of raw materials by chemometrically trained NIR and XRF
Fast identification detection of contaminants result in less production faults.
Food safety (2)
Health experts estimate that the yearly cost of all foodborne diseases in the US is 5 to 6 billion dollars in direct medical expenses and lost productivity. Six food process conditions need to stay within limits defined by the FDA to avoid pathogens growth and parasitic infection.
Chemometrically trained NIR delivers swift results for process control, acidity and water activity are immediately available, even through sealed packages.
Determination of ripening of salted herring (3)
Chemometrically trained NIR can determine (and predict) the ripening state of salted herring. During storage, degradation of protein takes place and this is one of the main parameters reflecting the ripening process.
Chemometrically trained NIR delivers swift results in relation to the time consuming chemical analysis in the laboratory to determine the protein concentration.