Food Authenticity Meat and Oil | NMR | Oxford InstrumentsUsing Benchtop NMR for Food Authenticity Screening

Recent advances in benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) mean that it is suitable as a fast and easy technique for assessing suspected edible oil contamination/adulteration and meat speciation. The Pulsar™ system can be used to discriminate between different oil types and provide quantitative information for mixtures. The NMR spectra of triglycerides contain valuable information indicating what the meat species is.

Why use benchtop NMR as a screening tool?

  60MHz 1H NMR DNA test
Speed Minutes Up to several days
Complexity Can be carried out by non-scientists;
no need to be in lab environment
Requires sophisticated labs
and experienced personnel
Cost per sample < £20;
mid-size retailer will spend
<£80,000/year
£90-£500;
mid-size retailer will spend
£0.5-1m/year

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Using benchtop NMR for food screening

The PulsarTM system can be used to discriminate between different oil types and the NMR spectra of annimal tissue triglycerides contain valuable information indicating what the meat species is.

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