Food Safety & Quality

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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:

  • Detect harmful levels of toxins, heavy metals, and pesticides
  • Ensure accurate labeling and compliance with regulations around the globe
  • Evaluate the quality of raw materials prior to food processing
  • Meet targets for nutritional content
  • Maintain standards for flavor, aroma, and consistency in food and beverages
  • Understand how food packaging effects the food it contains

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.

 

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Organic Toxins

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.

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Pesticides and Residues

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.

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Nutritional Analysis

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.

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Heavy Metals

Detect and measure levels of heavy metals that may cause cancer, neurological issues and cardiovascular disease when consumed. We offer standard methods to:

  • Quantify the level of arsenic in baby foods and juices
  • Test for the presence of lead, mercury, and other dangerous metals in nutraceuticals
  • Screen for cadmium in farmed fish and aquaculture feeds
  • Meet regulatory requirements limiting nickel in all areas of the food and beverage industries

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.

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Cannabis Testing

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.

Instrument Portfolio

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:

  • Potency
  • Pesticides
  • Residual Solvents
  • Terpenes
  • Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid A (THCA)
  • Cannabidiolic acid
  • Cannabigerol
  • Cannabinol
  • Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol
  • Cannabichromene
  • Myco/aflatoxins
  • Trace metals
  • Moisture
  • Other cannabinoids

 

 

 

 

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CLARUS 680 GC

Our Clarus® 680 GC is designed for fast-paced, high-volume laboratories that require fast analytical cycle times. It maximizes throughput with the fastest injection-to-injection time of any conventional gas chromatograph.

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PinAAcle 900H Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

For laboratories needing a high-performance atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer, the PinAAcle™ 900H is a combined flame/deuterium furnace system with continuum source background correction.

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PinAAcle 900T Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

For laboratories needing the best in both flame and THGA furnace atomic absorption (AA), the PinAAcle™ 900T is a combined flame/longitudinal Zeeman furnace system

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Avio 200 ICP Optical Emission Spectrometer

PerkinElmer’s new Avio 200 is a compact ICP-OES that combines a vertical plasma design with a host of unique hardware features to handle even the most difficult, high-matrix samples without dilution, delivering a whole new level of performance and flexibility to ICP.

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PinAAcle 900F Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

For laboratories needing a high-performance flame atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer, the PinAAcle™ 900F is a flame-only system with a true double-beam design for fast start-up and exceptional long-term stability.

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Optima 8300 ICP-OES Spectrometer

The Optima™ 8300 is a bench-top, dual-view ICP-OES with two solid-state SCD detectors, delivering superior detection limits and true simultaneous measurements.

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PinAAcle 900Z Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

For laboratories needing a high-performance furnace-only atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer, the PinAAcle™ 900Z is a longitudinal Zeeman system with a true double-beam design for fast start-up and exceptional long-term stability.

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Optima 8000 ICP-OES Spectrometer

The Optima™ 8000 is a bench-top, dual-view ICP-OES with full-wavelength-range CCD array detector, delivering flexibility and excellent analytical performance in a market-leading spectrometer.

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NexION 350D ICP-MS Spectrometer

The NexION® 350D ICP-MS features a dual-channel Universal Cell and the ability to use Dynamic Reaction Cell™ technology.

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NexION 350Q ICP-MS Spectrometer

The NexION® 350Q ICP-MS is the ideal solution for simple inorganic analyses requiring no interference-removing correction capabilities, best suited for routine applications requiring high throughput that have few interferences, making it popular in geochemical laboratories.

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NexION 350S ICP-MS Spectrometer

The NexION® 350S ICP-MS features a dual-channel Universal Cell that has been optimized for sensitivity. The system uses pure reactive gases to remove any and all interferences with little or no loss of analyte sensitivity, ideal for applications demanding the very best performance and an unprecedented level of interference removal.

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NexION 350X ICP-MS Spectrometer

The NexION® 350X ICP-MS, with a single-channel Universal Cell, is well suited for general purpose applications that may be susceptible to interferences or analyses where you simply want to remove any unknown interferences.

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