To assess the quality and safety of food supplies around the world, we offer industry-leading solutions for characterizing nutritional components within food and agricultural products and detecting risks to human and animal health. Our instruments are used extensively by researchers throughout the food and beverage industry to:
From helping suppliers develop and confirm certificates of analysis to conducting internal quality studies of raw, in-process, and finished products, we enable food companies to focus on developing innovative food products while ensuring regulations and quality standards are met.
Determine whether toxins, like mycotoxins and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), are present in foods, utilizing our chromatography instrumentation.
Mycotoxins, such as aflatoxins, in food are extremely harmful to both humans and animals. To effectively test for these dangerous toxins, we offer a total solution -- utilizing our Altus™ HPLC instrumentation, columns, and standards. With a complete chromatographic workflow, your laboratory will be well equipped to detect organic toxins in a full spectrum of complex food matrices.
POPs, like PAHs and dioxins, may contaminate the food supply through intentional and inadvertent chemical production. Once they have entered the environment, these chemicals are known to contaminate food products by traversing great lengths through air or water. Using our trusted GC/MS technology, you can ensure food products at every stage of the supply chain are safe from these toxic chemicals.
For rapid screening of food matrices to detect the presence of pesticide residues, our chromatographic technologies are trusted throughout the industry.
Pesticides contaminate many foods – especially fruits and vegetables -- during the growing season through soil, water, and air, indirectly or directly. With residual levels regulated for human health and safety, short analytical turnaround times are critical to providing the necessary information required to make rapid decisions about food safety. PerkinElmer’s gas (GC) and liquid (LC) chromatography instruments are equipped with the ability to screen samples prepared using “QuEChERS” (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, Safe)sample preparation as defined by many regulatory bodies, such as the AOAC.
For accurate analysis of the nutritional content in food products and compliance with labeling regulations, food producers around the world turn to analytical solutions from PerkinElmer and Perten (a PerkinElmer company).
Both organic components (such as protein) and inorganic components (such as iron and calcium) can be rapidly measured with our instrumentation. The extended dynamic range capabilities of our category-leading inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers (ICP-MS) -- providing nine orders of magnitude – are ideal for measuring macro-level nutritional elements such as Mg, K, and Na.
Our instruments help food companies ensure that ingredients meet Certificate of Analysis (COA) specifications, guaranteeing proper consistency and nutritional levels. They also support the confirmation of food label claims, making sure that the nutritional content in the food matches what is stated on the product label. Applications span a wide range from infant formula to highly-processed food products.
With precision measurement capability and rapid turnaround speeds, our analytical solutions are the preferred option for obtaining the nutritional information required in the food industry.
Detect and measure levels of heavy metals that may cause cancer, neurological issues and cardiovascular disease when consumed. We offer standard methods to:
Our industry leading ICP-OES and ICP-MS instrumentation for heavy metal detection and analysis eliminates interferences between elements, allowing scientists to process more samples with greater speed while meeting regulated detection levels.
Whether you are a grower, dispensary, contract lab or government lab, we provide the largest support network to help you with all of your analytical cannabis testing needs. Our wide range of instrumentation coupled with our expert support staff will get your lab up in running in no time.
We offer a wide-range of instrumentation suitable for any lab:
Chromatography: PerkinElmer’s GC, GC/MS, HPLC, and LC/MS platforms offer best-in-class technology that are already at work in labs all around the world, delivering superior performance, optimal efficiency, higher user productivity, and lower consumable costs.
Materials Characterization: PerkinElmer’s FT-IR portfolio can accurately determine potency and terpene profiles in cannabis samples, giving a quick, non-destructive, and portable test for cannabis cultivars. The technique is fast and easy to perform with a minimal cost-per-analysis
Atomic Spectroscopy: PerkinElmer’s Atomic Spectroscopy portfolio (AA, ICP-OES, ICP-MS) is the ideal choice for meeting cannabis trace metal needs, with the ability to analyze most of the elements in the periodic table and a wide dynamic range, spanning part-per-trillion to part-per-million levels. This range means that trace contaminants as well as nutritionally significant elements can be measured during the same analysis.
As part of our cannabis testing solutions, we provide analytical instrumentation for the following application areas:
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Built to run hundreds of pesticides in one run, with the utmost sensitivity and efficiency, the QSight™ Pesticide Analyzer is the only instrument that provides 15% higher throughput than conventional systems.
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