Ensuring food quality and safety comes down to sourcing the right ingredients, and handling or treating ingredients properly during production. To guarantee that food products meet stringent safety and nutritional requirements, raw materials need to be checked and production processes need to be monitored. Verifying incoming goods, and ensuring that production processes do not cause any contamination and yield products with the right properties, such as structure, texture, taste, and nutrients, requires reliable analytical tools. One such analytical tool is quantitative analysis of elemental composition, meaning measurement of the concentration of mineral nutrients and potential trace element contaminants.
For both raw material verification and production quality control, short time-to-results, ease-of-use and low cost-of-operation are key benefits of an elemental analyzer. In many cases, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry is the optimal technology and Bruker’s spectrometers are ready for the task.
Want more food for thought? Join us for a free, 1-hour, online seminar, From Raw Materials to Final Food & Feed: Rapid Analysis of Mineral Nutrients with XRF, where we will present our XRF solutions, demonstrate food analysis applications live from the lab, and answer any questions you may have.
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