Analysis & Testing News

News Archive

Top Stories
International Symposium On Carotenoids Marks Half Century
Friday July 07 2017 06:48
Analysis Just Got Easier With New RSSL Website
Tuesday June 06 2017 09:01
Abertay University New £3.5m Science Labs Boasts Consumer Experience Laboratory
Wednesday May 31 2017 04:29
New Abertay University Consumer Experience Labs Open For Business For Food Sensory Analysis
Wednesday May 17 2017 03:26
Scientific Evidence Proves Mechanically Butchered Meat ‘Is Meat’
Tuesday May 24 2016 03:33
The DOT - Digital Oven Thermometer Is No Lightweight
Tuesday March 22 2016 07:01
New - High Accuracy Therma 1T Digital Thermometer
Monday February 08 2016 07:42
RSSL Opens New Innovation Kitchen
Thursday December 17 2015 05:37
Eurofins’ New System To Assist Shelf Life And Product Deterioration Assessment
Thursday November 19 2015 05:42
METTLER TOLEDO Offers a Renewed Balance Portfolio with Entry Model ME-T
Wednesday October 07 2015 06:21
SuperFast Thermapen® 4 Thermometer
Friday September 04 2015 07:33
Genetic ID Launches New PCR Test For Oregano Authenticity
Friday August 14 2015 04:56
New e-Learning Course Promotes Moisture Analysis Accuracy
Thursday August 13 2015 06:00
METTLER TOLEDO Introduces New High Performance Thermal Analysis Products For Premium Results
Tuesday August 11 2015 03:25
New METTLER TOLEDO DSC 3 and TGA 2 for Simple and Routine Analysis
Tuesday August 04 2015 04:31
New BlueTherm® IR Infrared Non-Contact Wireless Thermometer
Friday July 31 2015 13:24
New Addition To The BAX System Family Adds Flexibility For Food Testing
Thursday July 23 2015 03:02
Sophisticated Test Techniques = a Media Time Bomb Where QADEX Can Help
Friday July 17 2015 04:13
Best Approach To Testing From CFA
Wednesday June 17 2015 06:35
Reduce Product Development Costs And Maintain Competitive Advantage
Friday February 20 2015 05:12
DuPont Bax System Certified For Real-time Detection
Wednesday February 11 2015 09:58
New Enhanced Particle Size Characterisation Capabilities At RSSL
Monday January 26 2015 08:29
Eagle Breaks Through Fat Analysis Entry Barriers with AIS
Wednesday September 10 2014 09:30
Emerging Technologies For Detecting & Reducing Allergens
Thursday July 31 2014 08:13
New Flavour Services From RSSL
Friday April 11 2014 06:50
New Lipids Profiling Service
Monday April 07 2014 18:52
New Inline Fat Analysis System To Be Launched At Interpack
Friday March 28 2014 06:47
Product Inspection And Industrial Weighing Ranges On Show At interpack
Monday March 17 2014 10:23
Accelerated Stability Testing Service Launched
Friday March 14 2014 05:47
METTLER TOLEDO And Konica Minolta Partner For Automatic Quality Monitoring Solution
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Non Destructive Oxygen Analyser Launched By RDM
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Buhler Update Fruit & Vegetable Test Facility
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
New Test Samples For Metal Detection And X-ray Inspection
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Cut Out Turn Around Time For Meat Analysis At-Line
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Quick Innovative Way To Test Moisture Analyzer Performance
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Keep Customer Loyalty With Accurate At-Line Testing From NDC
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Today's News
New Enhanced Particle Size Characterisation Capabilities At RSSL
Reading Scientific Services (RSSL) has increased the capability in particle size characterisation using their new Malvern Mastersizer 3000.

Using this state of the art, advanced laser diffraction particle size analyser, RSSL can offer an industry leading measurement range for particles between 0.01 and 3500 µm. Materials from friable pharmaceuticals and excipients to emulsions and suspensions using both wet and dry dispersion units can be analysed.

With these new capabilities, RSSL can combine particle size distribution data with other techniques, such as particle shape, powder flow and dynamic vapor sorption to provide a deep understanding of how products behave.

“The information generated can be applied to a variety of applications; from performance characterisation to optimisation of manufacturing processes” advises Ross Blezard, Senior Scientist in RSSL’s Physical Science team.

“The expertise and knowledge that we have in all aspects of particle size characterisation means we can not only support with more routine analysis, but can also help with method development, validation and troubleshooting” says Blezard.
One increasingly important area where RSSL can provide unique support is in being able to perform direct method transfer studies from the Mastersizer 2000 to 3000. This will be critical when support for the 2000 model is phased out over the coming years.
Item last updated:   Thursday July 31 2014 08:13
Back to top

Eagle Breaks Through Fat Analysis Entry Barriers with AIS
Leading, global x-ray and fat analysis supplier, Eagle Product Inspection, has partnered with Advanced Inspection Services Ltd (AIS), a European x-ray product inspection and recovery provider, to provide meat manufacturers access to fat analysis technology on a contract basis. The strategic alliance allows small to large meat producers to outsource the inspection of raw products so that the fat content can be accurately determined and also for the detection and removal of any products that may contain a contaminant.

With the installation of the Eagle™ FA720 PACK, AIS can now determine the precise chemical lean (CL) content in packaged beef, lamb and pork products to within just +/- one CL in real-time. This high level of accuracy ensures that both meat suppliers and customers can be confident that the meat they either buy or sell, is of the correct fat to lean ratio. As such, manufacturers can be certain that they will adhere to retailer meat content percentage specifications. Thereby avoiding costly and business-damaging fat claims, preventing meat product giveaway, improving profits and potentially winning more business through compliance with retailer guidelines.

In addition to precision fat analysis, the technology offers simultaneous inspection for a range of foreign bodies, including metal or glass shards, bones or stones, and dense plastics or rubber. An automated reject system removes all non-conforming products from the production line, minimizing the risk of contaminated product reaching end consumers. This allows compliance with food safety standards, such as the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards Version 6 and International Featured Standard (IFS) Version 6, safeguarding consumer wellbeing.

The Eagle™ FA720 PACK also boosts productivity for AIS, allowing the company to inspect a high number of cardboard cartons and vacuum-packaged frozen blocks without compromising on detection sensitivity. Manufacturers seeking independent confirmation of product quality and who require first-rate product inspection, but do not yet have the resources to integrate systems on their own production lines, can now benefit from this alliance.

Speaking about the partnership with AIS, Michael Stuart, Product Manager Fat Analysis, Eagle Product Inspection said: “Challenges, such as compliance with retailer fat/lean percentage requirements and food safety regulations, plus production line efficiency affect all meat producers, regardless of the size of their business. With AIS, we can now provide even the smallest manufacturer’s access to the technology that allows them to accurately monitor and assess the quality of the meat they use in their own production. Meat producers can now guarantee that they will only supply contaminant-free meat products at the correct fat to lean ratio to suppliers, therefore improving their growth potential and safeguarding their bottom-line costs. It is a win, win situation.”

Nigel King, Owner, AIS explained why they chose to partner with Eagle, “Eagle’s pedigree to design innovative quality product inspection technologies solutions is highly respected in the meat industry. As such, we partnered with them to break the barriers to entry to adopt product inspection for large to small manufacturers. Meat companies now have unlimited access to the most innovative and sensitive product inspection technology in the marketplace to help them meet the challenges faced by the industry not just today, but tomorrow as well.”
Item last updated:   Thursday July 31 2014 08:13
Back to top

Emerging Technologies For Detecting & Reducing Allergens
Allergens in food and their detection, management and elimination constitute a key issue for food manufacturers, especially in terms of safety.

This book reviews current and emerging technologies for detecting and reducing allergens, as well as issues such as traceability, regulation and consumer attitudes.

Following an introductory chapter by a distinguished expert, part one covers allergen management throughout the food chain. Part two details current and emerging methods of allergen detection in food, and part three covers methods for reducing and eliminating allergens in food. Finally, part four focuses on the control and detection of individual food allergens and the risks each one presents in food manufacture.

- Reviews current and emerging technologies for detecting and reducing allergens, as well as issues such as traceability, regulation and consumer attitudes
- Covers allergen management throughout the food chain and reviews current and emerging methods of allergen detection
- Examines methods for reducing and eliminating allergens in food and provides a detailed overview of the control and detection of individual food allergens

For more information and to buy click HERE
Item last updated:   Thursday July 31 2014 08:13
Back to top

 Search News Items
 Keyword(s): Article contains: