Quality control for consistency of food and beverage products is of prime concern to manufacturers and consumers alike. Ensuring that produce looks, smells and tastes good, means consumers come back for more.With an ever-growing population demanding more food than ever before, simple, repeatable, instrumental test methods are required which quickly provide data from the factory, which allows a sustainable, secure supply of good quality food to the consumer.
Oxford Instruments offers a number of simple and rapid measurements based on the MQC and Pulsar benchtop NMR instruments. This analysis has a number of applications throughout the agriculture and food industries and help with safety, analysis and tracking. MQC is a low-cost NMR analyser designed for measurements of total oil or fat content in a variety of food raw materials or finished products. Pulsar adds an extra level of capability as a genuine high resolution NMR spectrometer adapted to industrial QC applications.
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Measuring Fat and Oil in Food
Fat and oil play a key role in determining the nutritional value, product quality and consumer appeal of food products.
Measuring Oil in Snack Food
Careful control of oil in snack food is essential in ensuring product consistency in the fast growing global snack food industry.
Fatty Acid Composition of Triglycerides
Fatty acid composition of oils and fats is important for health, polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 oils are generally considered to be good for health.
Using Benchtop NMR for Meat Speciation
In recent years there have been a number of scandals involving fraudulent mislabelling of meat in the human food sales chain.
Measuring Solid Fat Content (SFC)
The measurement of SFC within the baking, confectionary and margarine industries is essential as fats are crucial to many processed foodstuffs.
Measuring Oil and Water in Seeds
Levels of oil and water in seeds are critical parameters which need to be understood at all stages of production.
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MQC - Benchtop NMR Analyser
Fast, accurate, and simple QA analysis for a broad range of applications. The MQC benchtop NMR analyser offers several important advantages over other laboratory analytical techniques.