Gas Chromatography (GC) in Food Testing
Better GC for the most critical applications
We offer industry-leading chromatographic solutions to help ensure the quality and safety of food supplies around the world. GC for food quality applications helps food processors to characterize flavor and fragrance profile of finished goods to meet consumers demands. For food safety, we enable the detection of harmful contaminants and pesticides to help ensure compliance with global regulations to protect human health.
Engineered to deliver unparalleled precision, sensitivity and productivity in a broad range of applications, including aroma and flavors characterization, detection of residual solvents from packaging materials and preservatives and the evaluation of fermentation characteristics of samples such as beer and wine, TurboMatrix™ Headspace (HS) and Headspace Trap Samplers are the clear choice for food processors seeking outstanding throughput and precision to ensure the purity and quality of their products.
Our TotalChrom™ chromatography data system is designed from the ground up to fit your workflow and maximize your lab’s productivity, enabling you to acquire, process, report, review, and approve data, all in streamlined series of operations.
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This application note describes the automated HS-GC/NPD technique applied to the analysis of various type of rice samples. This method was successful for the determination of a key aroma compound, 2AP, in rice sample with different varieties. The method showed in this study is rapid, convenient and requires little sample preparation making it an ideal analysis tool for aroma analysis of rices.
A new application has been developed in the accurate determination of ethanol content in samples of these products utilizing the PerkinElmer® TurboMatrix™ headspace (HS) autosampler for better reproducible results. Additionally, since ethanol is the only desired peak, this method allows for a quick run time giving users the opportunity to analyze high volume throughput samples multiple times. The main focus of this method is intended toward fruit juices and it is confirmed to give accurate results amongst a wide range of store bought juices. This application note outlines the principles and technology of this method in the analysis and quantification of ethanol in consumable juices.