Food and feed
How to optimize production quality and ensure that a product meets label claim in every batch?
Food and animal feed quality is of fundamental importance to everyone. Food production is a global undertaking with many raw ingredients as well as final products being produced outside of the land of consumption. Due to the diverse and global nature of the production chain the risks of contamination and fraud are very high. There are international and national standards that stipulate testing requirements for food and feed products to try and ensure that these products are safe and of highest quality. Benchtop XRF spectrometers can play a key role in food quality testing from screening for trace heavy metals, identifying foreign particles in the production line, to quantification of nutrients and minerals.
With our Epsilon benchtop instruments we offer a wide variety of applications to help optimize your product quality.
Nutrient and mineral content determination
Do you need a rapid and easy method to quantify key nutrients?
The Epsilon benchtop instruments are the ideal solution. They provide accurate and precise quantification of key nutrients and minerals including sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron, chlorine and many more.
Foreign particle and raw material identification by FingerPrint
Do you encounter unexpected foreign particles in the production line?
The Epsilon benchtop instruments using FingerPrint can help identify foreign particles and raw materials from different suppliers. The software module uses advanced algorithms of principal component analysis (PCA) and cluster analysis. This is useful for distinguishing small changes in the quality of the raw material, without the need of elemental concentrations as input.
Trace analysis of food products
Do you need to quantify trace elements in food or feed products?
Is lead contamination a concern for your products? Food legislation, including Codex Alimentarius stipulates a number of trace elements that are required to be controlled in food products, including Pb, Hg, As, Cr, Fe, Cu, and Zn. The Epsilon benchtop instruments are the ideal solutions for rapidly quantifying a number of trace elements at the levels required by governing bodies.