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I Am Plant Operation Manager

As an operations professional seeking to maximize efficiencies and reduce risks across multiple process lines and product types, the Plant Operation Manager has full responsibility for the site productivity, safety, budget and waste management.

Contamination due to uncontrolled raw material can lead to poor quality and consequent wastes. Costs and threat of recalls, maintaining high levels of hygienic standards while at the same time reducing costs, avoiding production interruptions and downtime are some of the challenges that a Plant Operation Manager needs to face daily.

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Cannabis Testing Solutions Brochure

Whether your lab is well established or just starting up, having a single-source partner who can offer turnkey solutions that meet the current regulations is essential to a successful business. For years, we’ve worked with government and contract cannabis laboratories to develop industry-leading methods, technology, and exceptional return on investment. We help drive analytical standards and commit to ensuring your laboratory has maximum uptime. Learn about our various testing methods and applications for cannabis analyses. Let us work with you to build an efficient workflow, so you can focus on growing your business and brand.

Technologies & Services

Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) in Food Testing

Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) allows the analysis of a variety of food samples accurately for elements present at both trace and nutritional levels during the same analysis. PerkinElmer has been at the forefront of ICP-MS technology – from the very first commercial ICP-MS back in 1983 to the first instrument bringing together the detection limits of a true reaction cell and the simplicity of a collision cell in 2010, and most recently, the industry’s first four-quadrupole system – nearly four decades of patents, innovations, and accolades.

Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) in Food Testing

In recent years, to protect the health of consumers, more meticulous monitoring of food, more rigorous regulations with lower limits of quantification (LOQs) are required. The use of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MSMS) is widely recognized as the extremely sensitive and highly specific technique of choice for the determination of food contaminants at trace levels including pesticides, veterinary drugs, natural toxins, and so-called “emerging contaminants”. Our robust and reliable QSight® triple quad systems consistently deliver the throughput and productivity you need in your analytical testing lab. Our LC/MSMS solutions deliver the highest sensitivity and throughput the industry has ever seen and the capability to test for the most challenging, complex samples, including cannabis.

Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) in Food Testing

Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) is a widely used technique for qualitative and quantitative analysis of food composition, food additives, flavor and aroma components and contaminants such as pesticides, natural toxins, veterinary drugs and packaging material. Our portfolio of GC/MS solutions is designed to empower your science and ensure you receive accurate, reliable results – every time.

Liquid Chromatography (LC) in Food Testing

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a very sensitive analytical technique increasingly used to separate and detect additives, ingredients, nutritional components, and contaminants in food. Whether you need high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) or ultra-high performance chromatography (UHPLC), we offer the right technology for testing your food samples, efficiently and accurately. Our robust Flexar™ HPLC and UHPLC systems perform reliably, are easy to operate, and ideal for routine analysis or even your most demanding applications.

FT - Infrared Spectroscopy in Food Testing

Infrared spectroscopy provides a rapid and non-destructive method for compositional analysis of food products and screen for known and unknown adulterants. With over 75 years of experience in Infrared Spectroscopy, the PerkinElmer FT-IR systems can provide multiple parameter results simultaneously, allowing higher sample throughput. Additionally, Spectrum Adulterant Screen, designed to enhance FT-IR/NIR Spectrum 10 Software, allows the development and execution of adulterant screening methods for suspected materials of concern.

Laboratory Services

Today’s scientific lab leaders are facing new pressures and demands to continue to innovate while looking for more lab productivity. With tighter deadlines, increased budget scrutiny, pressure to improve reproducibility and evolving technologies, time that could be spent on scientific activities is spent on non-core ones. To help you overcome these barriers to success, OneSource Laboratory Services has built a complete suite of solutions that provide the knowledge, applications, services and manpower today’s labs need, including uptime optimization, lab analytics and workflow solutions. Digital innovations give you access to real time reports that help you make informed decisions about your lab. And compliance issues are avoided with guidance from experts who have worked with companies like yours. Our knowledge and experience spans across industries, including Pharmaceuticals/Biopharmaceuticals, Food Safety, Environmental and Industrial. Wherever your challenges lie, OneSource Services will ensure that your lab runs at maximum efficiency, returning time to your scientists to do what they do best.

Choose Your Cannabis Solution

Solutions

Cannabis Testing Solutions Brochure

Whether your lab is well established or just starting up, having a single-source partner who can offer turnkey solutions that meet the current regulations is essential to a successful business. For years, we’ve worked with government and contract cannabis laboratories to develop industry-leading methods, technology, and exceptional return on investment. We help drive analytical standards and commit to ensuring your laboratory has maximum uptime. Learn about our various testing methods and applications for cannabis analyses. Let us work with you to build an efficient workflow, so you can focus on growing your business and brand.

Technologies & Services

Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) in Food Testing

Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) allows the analysis of a variety of food samples accurately for elements present at both trace and nutritional levels during the same analysis. PerkinElmer has been at the forefront of ICP-MS technology – from the very first commercial ICP-MS back in 1983 to the first instrument bringing together the detection limits of a true reaction cell and the simplicity of a collision cell in 2010, and most recently, the industry’s first four-quadrupole system – nearly four decades of patents, innovations, and accolades.

Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) in Food Testing

In recent years, to protect the health of consumers, more meticulous monitoring of food, more rigorous regulations with lower limits of quantification (LOQs) are required. The use of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MSMS) is widely recognized as the extremely sensitive and highly specific technique of choice for the determination of food contaminants at trace levels including pesticides, veterinary drugs, natural toxins, and so-called “emerging contaminants”. Our robust and reliable QSight® triple quad systems consistently deliver the throughput and productivity you need in your analytical testing lab. Our LC/MSMS solutions deliver the highest sensitivity and throughput the industry has ever seen and the capability to test for the most challenging, complex samples, including cannabis.

Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) in Food Testing

Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) is a widely used technique for qualitative and quantitative analysis of food composition, food additives, flavor and aroma components and contaminants such as pesticides, natural toxins, veterinary drugs and packaging material. Our portfolio of GC/MS solutions is designed to empower your science and ensure you receive accurate, reliable results – every time.

Liquid Chromatography (LC) in Food Testing

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a very sensitive analytical technique increasingly used to separate and detect additives, ingredients, nutritional components, and contaminants in food. Whether you need high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) or ultra-high performance chromatography (UHPLC), we offer the right technology for testing your food samples, efficiently and accurately. Our robust Flexar™ HPLC and UHPLC systems perform reliably, are easy to operate, and ideal for routine analysis or even your most demanding applications.

FT - Infrared Spectroscopy in Food Testing

Infrared spectroscopy provides a rapid and non-destructive method for compositional analysis of food products and screen for known and unknown adulterants. With over 75 years of experience in Infrared Spectroscopy, the PerkinElmer FT-IR systems can provide multiple parameter results simultaneously, allowing higher sample throughput. Additionally, Spectrum Adulterant Screen, designed to enhance FT-IR/NIR Spectrum 10 Software, allows the development and execution of adulterant screening methods for suspected materials of concern.

Laboratory Services

Today’s scientific lab leaders are facing new pressures and demands to continue to innovate while looking for more lab productivity. With tighter deadlines, increased budget scrutiny, pressure to improve reproducibility and evolving technologies, time that could be spent on scientific activities is spent on non-core ones. To help you overcome these barriers to success, OneSource Laboratory Services has built a complete suite of solutions that provide the knowledge, applications, services and manpower today’s labs need, including uptime optimization, lab analytics and workflow solutions. Digital innovations give you access to real time reports that help you make informed decisions about your lab. And compliance issues are avoided with guidance from experts who have worked with companies like yours. Our knowledge and experience spans across industries, including Pharmaceuticals/Biopharmaceuticals, Food Safety, Environmental and Industrial. Wherever your challenges lie, OneSource Services will ensure that your lab runs at maximum efficiency, returning time to your scientists to do what they do best.

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Solutions

Digestion, Testing, and Validation of Heavy Metals in Cannabis

Owing to the toxicity of heavy metals, it is increasingly important to test cannabis flowers and other cannabis derivatives so that patient and consumer safety is maintained as the use of cannabis becomes more common. This need has translated into an increasing demand for testing cannabis flowers and other cannabis derivatives for toxins such as the heavy metals cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), arsenic (As), and mercury (Hg). In this application note, we present data to illustrate the successful validation of the Titan MPS™ Microwave Sample Preparation System and the NexION® ICP-MS for the determination of heavy metals in cannabis flower according to the validation protocols set in USP General Chapter <233>, which are commonly used for evaluation of the levels of elemental impurities in samples.

A Single Cannabis Method to Meet California Pesticide and Mycotoxin Residues Regulatory Requirements

Testing for the levels of pesticide and mycotoxins in cannabis is important to ensure consumer safety and quality control. In this work, the PerkinElmer application development team analyzed all 66 pesticides (including very hydrophobic and chlorinated pesticides typically analyzed by GC-MS/MS) and five mycotoxins spiked in cannabis flower extracts well below the action limits specified by the state of California. A LC-MS/MS instrument was used with ESI and APCI sources and a simple solvent extraction method with excellent recoveries for all analytes in acceptable range of 70-120%.

Analysis of Pesticide Residues in Cannabis Regulated by Oregon State Using LC/MS/MS

Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) has become the method of choice for pesticide. The state of Oregon has issued regulatory limits for 59 pesticide residues in both cannabis flower and concentrates, while other states have come up with their own lists of pesticide residues relating to medical marijuana and cannabis testing.

Analysis of Residual Solvents in Cannabis Concentrates

Solvent such as supercritical CO2, butane, propane, other hydrocarbons, water, or alcohol are used to extract out the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material. In some cases, the solvent and impurities from the solvent remain in the extracted material. This study will shows the analysis of residual solvents using pressure-balanced headspace (HS) sample introduction coupled with Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). Unambiguous separation of all compounds is obtained while maximizing sample throughput.

Cannabinoid Monitoring in a Variety of Edibles

This application describes the sample preparation and analytical method for the chromatographic separation and quantitative monitoring of twelve primary cannabinoids in the extracts of several food matrices by HPLC, using photodiode array (PDA) detection. The method provides exceptional chromatographic repeatability and affords LOQs well below the current concentration levels of interest for cannabinoids in edibles. Thereupon, the method/procedure defined herein can be expected to fulfill the essential task of ensuring product uniformity and cannabinoid screening in edible foods.

Efficient LC/MS/MS Method for Testing Hemp Samples for Pesticide Residues

Agricultural growing of hemp products for the purposes of cannabidiol (CBD) extraction was legalized in the United States with the passing of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018. Since the act passed, heightened concern over the use of pesticides in hemp production has been appreciated. However, no federal guidance is currently available in the United States to standardize analytical methods for the detection and quantification of pesticide residues in hemp products. In this application note, a robust and efficient single-run LC/MS/MS method for the determination of 66 pesticides, including hydrophobic and chlorinated pesticides typically analyzed by GC/MS/MS, is presented. Utilizing a PerkinElmer QSight® 420 UHPLC with MS/MS detector and dual ESI and APCI sources, excellent recoveries in the range of 70-120% were achieved. The application note also outlines participation in an Emerald Scientific blind proficiency test, with acceptable results for all 66 pesticides.

Meeting Canadian Cannabis Pesticide Residues Regulatory Requirements by LC/MS/MS

Following the 2018 legalization of recreational cannabis usage in Canada, the quality and safety of cannabis products has garnered significant attention. Health Canada has developed a regulatory program mandating pesticide testing on all cannabis products. Under the program, licensed producers (LPs) of cannabis products in Canada are required to send representative samples of products to independent laboratories for pesticide screening and quantification. In this application note, a robust and reliable method for the analysis of 96 pesticides in cannabis flower by LC/MS/MS utilizing both ESI and APCI modes is presented. The method not only offers ultra-low detection limits at or below the Health Canada regulatory levels, but also offers significant efficiency gains over other available methodologies. Utilizing LC/MS/MS with both ESI and APCI modes obviates the need to perform both GC/MS/MS and LC/MS/MS analyses to analyze all 96 regulated pesticides, saving significant time and money for operators.

Novel ESI and APCI LC/MS/MS Method for Testing Cannabis and Hemp Concentrate Samples

The use of cannabis concentrates and CBD products (edibles, topicals, vape products, etc.) has increased in popularity as new regulation has been passed legalizing medicinal and recreational use in a number of states and provinces. Testing to ensure that pesticide and mycotoxin levels in cannabis products are below regulatory levels is critical, however, the cannabis concentrate matrix presents many analytical challenges including higher sample matrix effects and an increased concentration of cannabinoids in the sample. In this application note, an LC/MS/MS method for the analysis of 66 pesticides (including hydrophobic and chlorinated pesticides typically analyzed by GC/MS/MS) and five mycotoxins in a cannabis concentrate matrix is presented. Utilizing a QSight® 420 LC/MS/MS instrument with dual APCI and ESI sources, the analysis yielded excellent recoveries and detection limits below those specified by the state of California cannabis regulations.

Determination of THC and CBD in Cannabis Flower

This work shows an on-site, rapid and low-cost technique for the accurate measurement of flower potency. FT-NIR spectroscopy provides rich information regarding the chemical composition of cannabis flower. When combined with chemometrics, the FT-NIR offers unparalleled speed and simplicity that cannot be matched by traditional techniques. PerkinElmer Spectrum Two NIR with the Near Infrared Reflectance Module (NIRM) is used to quantify total THC and total CBD in dried cannabis flower. The use of FT-NIR directly at the grow site would reduce overall research and development costs for cultivators.

Optimization of the Decarboxylation Reaction in Cannabis Extract

The production of cannabis extracts and oils for medicinal and recreational products has increased significantly in North America. This growth has been driven by both market demand in newly legalized states and patient demand for a greater diversity in cannabis products.1,2,3 Most cannabis extraction processes, independent of solvent or instrument choice, undergo a decarboxylation step whereby the carboxylic acid functional group is removed from the cannabinoids. The decarboxylation reaction converts the naturally occurring acid forms of the cannabinoids, e.g. tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), to their more potent neutral forms, e.g. tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Because the carboxylic acid group is thermally labile, the industry typically applies a heat source, and at times a catalyst, to decarboxylate the cannabinoids.

Technologies & Services

Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) in Food Testing

Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) allows the analysis of a variety of food samples accurately for elements present at both trace and nutritional levels during the same analysis. PerkinElmer has been at the forefront of ICP-MS technology – from the very first commercial ICP-MS back in 1983 to the first instrument bringing together the detection limits of a true reaction cell and the simplicity of a collision cell in 2010, and most recently, the industry’s first four-quadrupole system – nearly four decades of patents, innovations, and accolades.

Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) in Food Testing

In recent years, to protect the health of consumers, more meticulous monitoring of food, more rigorous regulations with lower limits of quantification (LOQs) are required. The use of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MSMS) is widely recognized as the extremely sensitive and highly specific technique of choice for the determination of food contaminants at trace levels including pesticides, veterinary drugs, natural toxins, and so-called “emerging contaminants”. Our robust and reliable QSight® triple quad systems consistently deliver the throughput and productivity you need in your analytical testing lab. Our LC/MSMS solutions deliver the highest sensitivity and throughput the industry has ever seen and the capability to test for the most challenging, complex samples, including cannabis.

Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) in Food Testing

Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) is a widely used technique for qualitative and quantitative analysis of food composition, food additives, flavor and aroma components and contaminants such as pesticides, natural toxins, veterinary drugs and packaging material. Our portfolio of GC/MS solutions is designed to empower your science and ensure you receive accurate, reliable results – every time.

Liquid Chromatography (LC) in Food Testing

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a very sensitive analytical technique increasingly used to separate and detect additives, ingredients, nutritional components, and contaminants in food. Whether you need high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) or ultra-high performance chromatography (UHPLC), we offer the right technology for testing your food samples, efficiently and accurately. Our robust Flexar™ HPLC and UHPLC systems perform reliably, are easy to operate, and ideal for routine analysis or even your most demanding applications.

FT - Infrared Spectroscopy in Food Testing

Infrared spectroscopy provides a rapid and non-destructive method for compositional analysis of food products and screen for known and unknown adulterants. With over 75 years of experience in Infrared Spectroscopy, the PerkinElmer FT-IR systems can provide multiple parameter results simultaneously, allowing higher sample throughput. Additionally, Spectrum Adulterant Screen, designed to enhance FT-IR/NIR Spectrum 10 Software, allows the development and execution of adulterant screening methods for suspected materials of concern.

Sample Prep and Automation for Food Testing

Introduce samples faster and more efficiently than you can with manual insertion. We offer a wide range of autosamplers for analytical and food applications.

Laboratory Services

Today’s scientific lab leaders are facing new pressures and demands to continue to innovate while looking for more lab productivity. With tighter deadlines, increased budget scrutiny, pressure to improve reproducibility and evolving technologies, time that could be spent on scientific activities is spent on non-core ones. To help you overcome these barriers to success, OneSource Laboratory Services has built a complete suite of solutions that provide the knowledge, applications, services and manpower today’s labs need, including uptime optimization, lab analytics and workflow solutions. Digital innovations give you access to real time reports that help you make informed decisions about your lab. And compliance issues are avoided with guidance from experts who have worked with companies like yours. Our knowledge and experience spans across industries, including Pharmaceuticals/Biopharmaceuticals, Food Safety, Environmental and Industrial. Wherever your challenges lie, OneSource Services will ensure that your lab runs at maximum efficiency, returning time to your scientists to do what they do best.

Choose Your Cannabis Solution

Solutions

Digestion, Testing, and Validation of Heavy Metals in Cannabis

Owing to the toxicity of heavy metals, it is increasingly important to test cannabis flowers and other cannabis derivatives so that patient and consumer safety is maintained as the use of cannabis becomes more common. This need has translated into an increasing demand for testing cannabis flowers and other cannabis derivatives for toxins such as the heavy metals cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), arsenic (As), and mercury (Hg). In this application note, we present data to illustrate the successful validation of the Titan MPS™ Microwave Sample Preparation System and the NexION® ICP-MS for the determination of heavy metals in cannabis flower according to the validation protocols set in USP General Chapter <233>, which are commonly used for evaluation of the levels of elemental impurities in samples.

A Single Cannabis Method to Meet California Pesticide and Mycotoxin Residues Regulatory Requirements

Testing for the levels of pesticide and mycotoxins in cannabis is important to ensure consumer safety and quality control. In this work, the PerkinElmer application development team analyzed all 66 pesticides (including very hydrophobic and chlorinated pesticides typically analyzed by GC-MS/MS) and five mycotoxins spiked in cannabis flower extracts well below the action limits specified by the state of California. A LC-MS/MS instrument was used with ESI and APCI sources and a simple solvent extraction method with excellent recoveries for all analytes in acceptable range of 70-120%.

Analysis of Pesticide Residues in Cannabis Regulated by Oregon State Using LC/MS/MS

Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) has become the method of choice for pesticide. The state of Oregon has issued regulatory limits for 59 pesticide residues in both cannabis flower and concentrates, while other states have come up with their own lists of pesticide residues relating to medical marijuana and cannabis testing.

Analysis of Residual Solvents in Cannabis Concentrates

Solvent such as supercritical CO2, butane, propane, other hydrocarbons, water, or alcohol are used to extract out the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material. In some cases, the solvent and impurities from the solvent remain in the extracted material. This study will shows the analysis of residual solvents using pressure-balanced headspace (HS) sample introduction coupled with Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). Unambiguous separation of all compounds is obtained while maximizing sample throughput.

Cannabinoid Monitoring in a Variety of Edibles

This application describes the sample preparation and analytical method for the chromatographic separation and quantitative monitoring of twelve primary cannabinoids in the extracts of several food matrices by HPLC, using photodiode array (PDA) detection. The method provides exceptional chromatographic repeatability and affords LOQs well below the current concentration levels of interest for cannabinoids in edibles. Thereupon, the method/procedure defined herein can be expected to fulfill the essential task of ensuring product uniformity and cannabinoid screening in edible foods.

Efficient LC/MS/MS Method for Testing Hemp Samples for Pesticide Residues

Agricultural growing of hemp products for the purposes of cannabidiol (CBD) extraction was legalized in the United States with the passing of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018. Since the act passed, heightened concern over the use of pesticides in hemp production has been appreciated. However, no federal guidance is currently available in the United States to standardize analytical methods for the detection and quantification of pesticide residues in hemp products. In this application note, a robust and efficient single-run LC/MS/MS method for the determination of 66 pesticides, including hydrophobic and chlorinated pesticides typically analyzed by GC/MS/MS, is presented. Utilizing a PerkinElmer QSight® 420 UHPLC with MS/MS detector and dual ESI and APCI sources, excellent recoveries in the range of 70-120% were achieved. The application note also outlines participation in an Emerald Scientific blind proficiency test, with acceptable results for all 66 pesticides.

Meeting Canadian Cannabis Pesticide Residues Regulatory Requirements by LC/MS/MS

Following the 2018 legalization of recreational cannabis usage in Canada, the quality and safety of cannabis products has garnered significant attention. Health Canada has developed a regulatory program mandating pesticide testing on all cannabis products. Under the program, licensed producers (LPs) of cannabis products in Canada are required to send representative samples of products to independent laboratories for pesticide screening and quantification. In this application note, a robust and reliable method for the analysis of 96 pesticides in cannabis flower by LC/MS/MS utilizing both ESI and APCI modes is presented. The method not only offers ultra-low detection limits at or below the Health Canada regulatory levels, but also offers significant efficiency gains over other available methodologies. Utilizing LC/MS/MS with both ESI and APCI modes obviates the need to perform both GC/MS/MS and LC/MS/MS analyses to analyze all 96 regulated pesticides, saving significant time and money for operators.

Novel ESI and APCI LC/MS/MS Method for Testing Cannabis and Hemp Concentrate Samples

The use of cannabis concentrates and CBD products (edibles, topicals, vape products, etc.) has increased in popularity as new regulation has been passed legalizing medicinal and recreational use in a number of states and provinces. Testing to ensure that pesticide and mycotoxin levels in cannabis products are below regulatory levels is critical, however, the cannabis concentrate matrix presents many analytical challenges including higher sample matrix effects and an increased concentration of cannabinoids in the sample. In this application note, an LC/MS/MS method for the analysis of 66 pesticides (including hydrophobic and chlorinated pesticides typically analyzed by GC/MS/MS) and five mycotoxins in a cannabis concentrate matrix is presented. Utilizing a QSight® 420 LC/MS/MS instrument with dual APCI and ESI sources, the analysis yielded excellent recoveries and detection limits below those specified by the state of California cannabis regulations.

Determination of THC and CBD in Cannabis Flower

This work shows an on-site, rapid and low-cost technique for the accurate measurement of flower potency. FT-NIR spectroscopy provides rich information regarding the chemical composition of cannabis flower. When combined with chemometrics, the FT-NIR offers unparalleled speed and simplicity that cannot be matched by traditional techniques. PerkinElmer Spectrum Two NIR with the Near Infrared Reflectance Module (NIRM) is used to quantify total THC and total CBD in dried cannabis flower. The use of FT-NIR directly at the grow site would reduce overall research and development costs for cultivators.

Optimization of the Decarboxylation Reaction in Cannabis Extract

The production of cannabis extracts and oils for medicinal and recreational products has increased significantly in North America. This growth has been driven by both market demand in newly legalized states and patient demand for a greater diversity in cannabis products.1,2,3 Most cannabis extraction processes, independent of solvent or instrument choice, undergo a decarboxylation step whereby the carboxylic acid functional group is removed from the cannabinoids. The decarboxylation reaction converts the naturally occurring acid forms of the cannabinoids, e.g. tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), to their more potent neutral forms, e.g. tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Because the carboxylic acid group is thermally labile, the industry typically applies a heat source, and at times a catalyst, to decarboxylate the cannabinoids.

Technologies & Services

Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) in Food Testing

Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) allows the analysis of a variety of food samples accurately for elements present at both trace and nutritional levels during the same analysis. PerkinElmer has been at the forefront of ICP-MS technology – from the very first commercial ICP-MS back in 1983 to the first instrument bringing together the detection limits of a true reaction cell and the simplicity of a collision cell in 2010, and most recently, the industry’s first four-quadrupole system – nearly four decades of patents, innovations, and accolades.

Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) in Food Testing

In recent years, to protect the health of consumers, more meticulous monitoring of food, more rigorous regulations with lower limits of quantification (LOQs) are required. The use of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MSMS) is widely recognized as the extremely sensitive and highly specific technique of choice for the determination of food contaminants at trace levels including pesticides, veterinary drugs, natural toxins, and so-called “emerging contaminants”. Our robust and reliable QSight® triple quad systems consistently deliver the throughput and productivity you need in your analytical testing lab. Our LC/MSMS solutions deliver the highest sensitivity and throughput the industry has ever seen and the capability to test for the most challenging, complex samples, including cannabis.

Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) in Food Testing

Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) is a widely used technique for qualitative and quantitative analysis of food composition, food additives, flavor and aroma components and contaminants such as pesticides, natural toxins, veterinary drugs and packaging material. Our portfolio of GC/MS solutions is designed to empower your science and ensure you receive accurate, reliable results – every time.

Liquid Chromatography (LC) in Food Testing

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a very sensitive analytical technique increasingly used to separate and detect additives, ingredients, nutritional components, and contaminants in food. Whether you need high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) or ultra-high performance chromatography (UHPLC), we offer the right technology for testing your food samples, efficiently and accurately. Our robust Flexar™ HPLC and UHPLC systems perform reliably, are easy to operate, and ideal for routine analysis or even your most demanding applications.

FT - Infrared Spectroscopy in Food Testing

Infrared spectroscopy provides a rapid and non-destructive method for compositional analysis of food products and screen for known and unknown adulterants. With over 75 years of experience in Infrared Spectroscopy, the PerkinElmer FT-IR systems can provide multiple parameter results simultaneously, allowing higher sample throughput. Additionally, Spectrum Adulterant Screen, designed to enhance FT-IR/NIR Spectrum 10 Software, allows the development and execution of adulterant screening methods for suspected materials of concern.

Laboratory Services

Today’s scientific lab leaders are facing new pressures and demands to continue to innovate while looking for more lab productivity. With tighter deadlines, increased budget scrutiny, pressure to improve reproducibility and evolving technologies, time that could be spent on scientific activities is spent on non-core ones. To help you overcome these barriers to success, OneSource Laboratory Services has built a complete suite of solutions that provide the knowledge, applications, services and manpower today’s labs need, including uptime optimization, lab analytics and workflow solutions. Digital innovations give you access to real time reports that help you make informed decisions about your lab. And compliance issues are avoided with guidance from experts who have worked with companies like yours. Our knowledge and experience spans across industries, including Pharmaceuticals/Biopharmaceuticals, Food Safety, Environmental and Industrial. Wherever your challenges lie, OneSource Services will ensure that your lab runs at maximum efficiency, returning time to your scientists to do what they do best.

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Quality

Youghurt - DA 7250

For yoghurtmanufacturers, fat and dry matter contents are important quality parameters that define properties of the end product. With a large number of samples, high sample throughput and accurate determination of these parameters is of great benefit. The DA 7250 can analyze yogurt in less than 10 seconds with high accuracy. Even including inhomogeneous samples with fruit pieces and without the need to clean sample cups, vials, tubes or similar in between measurements.

Analysis of Dairy Powders Using the DA 7250 NIR

Analysis of dairy powders with high accuracy for the constituents by means of the PerkinElmer DA 7250, a proven NIR instrument designed for use in the food industry. Using novel diode array technology it performs a multi-component analysis in less than ten seconds with no sample preparation.

Analysis of Ice Cream Mix for Fat and Total Solids Content

Accurate control of butterfat and total solids in ice cream mix affects both quality and profitability. The combination of butterfat and total solids affects texture thereby impacting quality and mouth-feel. The DA 7250 can accurately analyze ice cream mix for fat and solids content. The speed of analysis allows users to easily and accurately analyze many samples a day in nearly real time.

Use of NIR Spectroscopy and Adulterant Screen for the Detection of Common Adulterants in Milk

NIR spectroscopy coupled with PerkinElmer's Adulterant Screen™ is shown here to be a fast and simple technique capable of detecting adulterants intentionally or accidentally added to milk. Additional adulterants can be readily added to the method by simply measuring the spectrum of the pure adulterant; thus providing a dynamic platform for adulterant screening.

Safety

Dairy Testing Solutions Brochure

Analytical technologies from PerkinElmer help dairy farms, processors, and regulators authenticate and protect the integrity and quality of their products. Whether the threat is known or unknown, we offer a range of targeted and nontargeted solutions to aid in the fight against food fraud. And many of our milk analyzers work according to internationally recognized standards like IDF, ISO, ICAR and AOAC.

Validation results of the AuroFlow PRIME Beta-Lactam MRL Assay

AuroFlow™ PRIME Beta-Lactam MRL Assay (Bioo Scientific, Austin, TX) is a competitive receptor test in dipstick format for the rapid detection of residues of ?-lactams (penicillins and cefalosporins) in raw commingled cows’ milk. The time to result for the one-step assay is 3 minutes.

AuroFlow PR1ME BT Combo MRL Assay

The AuroFlow™ PR1ME™ BT Combo MRL Assay is able to detect 14 beta-lactam antibiotics under the European MRL levels, as well as the metabolites of ceftiofur and cephaprin below MRL levels. The assay can detect all 3 regulated tetracycline antibiotics under the European MRL.The validation results indicate that the AuroFlow™ PR1ME™ BT Combo MRL Assay is appropriate for use as a screening test for beta-lactams and tetracyclines in raw commingled cow’s milk.

Technology

NIR - Diode Array in Food Testing

Thanks to Diode Array NIR technology, multi-constituent results are available in less than 10 seconds rather than several hours as with many traditional chemical analysis methods. During this time a large number of full spectra are collected and averaged. The analysis of full spectra makes it possible to determine complex parameters and to analyze different samples without recalibration. With the ability to analyze as often as desired with results in real-time, food processors can reduce product variations and thereby improve quality and profit.

Immunoassays in Food Testing

As a leader in the food and feed safety testing industry, PerkinElmer develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of test kits for the detection of antibiotics, hormones, veterinary drug residues, natural toxins, pathogens, and a variety of industrial contaminants found within the global food chain. Our goal is to provide food producers, processors, and government agencies with high quality test kits enabling compliance with global and local regulations to produce safe food for their customers. Highlights of our food and feed safety product line include: AuroFlow™ branded rapid lateral flow devices allowing customers to test for antibiotics in raw milk in 7 minutes or less, with little or no required equipment; MaxSignal® ELISA kits, including some of the most sensitive tests on the market, and offering a broad range of solutions for any customer; AOAC-approved kit for detection of histamine with as little as 15 minutes from sample to results. The Solus Pathogen Detection System provides robust and highly efficient assays for the detection of Salmonella, Listeria or E. coli O157. All assays are validated by external independent laboratories to AFNOR 16140 and/or certified by the AOAC Performance Tested Method program. With our quality management system certified to ISO 9001 standards, we strive to deliver high quality products and services in conjunction with exceptional customer service and technical support.

Dedicated IR Milk Analyzer

A state-of-the art FT-IR (Fourier- Transform Infrared Spectroscopy) instrument with modern optics and simple to use but powerful software enables the LactoScope to test raw, standardized and processed milks, whey, cream and other dairy products. The instrument incorporates the latest mid-infrared (MIR) technology for quick measuring time of 30-45 seconds with a typical accuracy of under 1% CV. The instrument's modular construction minimizes the vibration of the FT-IR bench, and its integrated design provides efficient use of laboratory space. The LactoScope has a low cost of ownership, minimum downtime, and worldwide support for all its users.

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Quality

Screening for Melamine Adulteration in Protein-Based Foods by GC/MS

A robust, efficient and definitive analysis of melamine and related analogues. The sample preparation, including extraction and derivatization, are discussed in this paper in addition to the optimized gas chromatography/mass spectrometry(GC/MS) method.

Milk Adulteration with Melamine – Screening, Testing and Real-Time Detection

Screening, testing or real-time detection can be utilized to detect melamine-adulterated milk in a supply chain.The determination of where the sampling is taking place, who is carrying out the measurement and whether the testing is to meet regulation defines which technology to use.

Milk Adulteration: Detecting Species-Specific Proteins by LC/MS

One of the simplest forms of milk adulteration is to dilute more expensive milks from species, such as sheep and buffalo, with less expensive cow milk. We have developed a method for measuring the addition of bovine milk to more expensive milks (goat, sheep, buffalo and camel) by using liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-TOF MS) to detect species-specific marker proteins in the milk.

The Elemental Analysis of Milk Powder with NexION 300/350 ICP-MS

This work demonstrates the ability of PerkinElmer’s ICP-MS to effectively measure macro-level nutritional elements in the same analysis run as lower-level elements,without having to dilute the samples. The agreement between experimental and certified results for NIST® 1549 Milk Powder demonstrates the accuracy of the analysis. Instrument design characteristics eliminate deposition on the ion optics, leading to long-term stability in high-matrix samples, while permitting trace levels to be accurately measured.

Screening for Melamine in milk by Lactoscope FTIR

A practical screening method for the presence of melamine down to a level of 500 ppm or 0.05%m/m using Lactoscope FTIR is presented here. The discrimination limit can be further reduced to 100 ppm (0.01%m/m) using the melamine specific detection model.

Use of NIR Spectroscopy and Adulterant Screen for the Detection of Common Adulterants in Milk

NIR spectroscopy coupled with PerkinElmer's Adulterant Screen™ is shown here to be a fast and simple technique capable of detecting adulterants intentionally or accidentally added to milk. Additional adulterants can be readily added to the method by simply measuring the spectrum of the pure adulterant; thus providing a dynamic platform for adulterant screening.

Safety

Determination, Confirmation and Quantitation of Multi-Class Antibiotic Residues in Milk by UHPLC MS/

A rapid, rugged and reliable LC/MS/MS method for the analysis of different antibiotic classes in milk with a simple sample preparation method showing good recoveries for most of the antibiotic classes. This method allowes the identification and quantification of target compounds in low ppb range (0.1 to 1 ppb) in milk with good precision and retention time stability.

Accurate Determination of Lead in Different Dairy Products by Graphite Furnace AA Spectrometry

The performance of this method was validated by assessing the Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and China National Institute of Metrology (NIM) as well as by comparing these results with those obtained using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) after complete sample digestion by microwave method

Validation results of the AuroFlow PRIME Beta-Lactam MRL Assay

AuroFlow™ PRIME Beta-Lactam MRL Assay (Bioo Scientific, Austin, TX) is a competitive receptor test in dipstick format for the rapid detection of residues of ?-lactams (penicillins and cefalosporins) in raw commingled cows’ milk. The time to result for the one-step assay is 3 minutes.

AuroFlow PR1ME BT Combo MRL Assay

The AuroFlow™ PR1ME™ BT Combo MRL Assay is able to detect 14 beta-lactam antibiotics under the European MRL levels, as well as the metabolites of ceftiofur and cephaprin below MRL levels. The assay can detect all 3 regulated tetracycline antibiotics under the European MRL.The validation results indicate that the AuroFlow™ PR1ME™ BT Combo MRL Assay is appropriate for use as a screening test for beta-lactams and tetracyclines in raw commingled cow’s milk.

Technology

Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) in Food Testing

Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) is a widely used technique for qualitative and quantitative analysis of food composition, food additives, flavor and aroma components and contaminants such as pesticides, natural toxins, veterinary drugs and packaging material. Our portfolio of GC/MS solutions is designed to empower your science and ensure you receive accurate, reliable results – every time.

Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) in Food Testing

Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) allows the analysis of a variety of food samples accurately for elements present at both trace and nutritional levels during the same analysis. PerkinElmer has been at the forefront of ICP-MS technology – from the very first commercial ICP-MS back in 1983 to the first instrument bringing together the detection limits of a true reaction cell and the simplicity of a collision cell in 2010, and most recently, the industry’s first four-quadrupole system – nearly four decades of patents, innovations, and accolades.

Dedicated IR Milk Analyzer

A state-of-the art FT-IR (Fourier- Transform Infrared Spectroscopy) instrument with modern optics and simple to use but powerful software enables the LactoScope to test raw, standardized and processed milks, whey, cream and other dairy products. The instrument incorporates the latest mid-infrared (MIR) technology for quick measuring time of 30-45 seconds with a typical accuracy of under 1% CV. The instrument's modular construction minimizes the vibration of the FT-IR bench, and its integrated design provides efficient use of laboratory space. The LactoScope has a low cost of ownership, minimum downtime, and worldwide support for all its users.

Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) in Food Testing

In recent years, to protect the health of consumers, more meticulous monitoring of food, more rigorous regulations with lower limits of quantification (LOQs) are required. The use of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MSMS) is widely recognized as the extremely sensitive and highly specific technique of choice for the determination of food contaminants at trace levels including pesticides, veterinary drugs, natural toxins, and so-called “emerging contaminants”. Our robust and reliable QSight® triple quad systems consistently deliver the throughput and productivity you need in your analytical testing lab. Our LC/MSMS solutions deliver the highest sensitivity and throughput the industry has ever seen and the capability to test for the most challenging, complex samples, including cannabis.

Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AA) in Food Testing

Atomic Spectroscopy (AA) is a well-established and reliable technique for the analysis of trace elements in food stuffs. With more than 50 years of experience as industry leader in Atomic Spectroscopy, PerkinElmer provides state-of-the-art instrumentation and support to food laboratories requiring excellent sensitivity, accuracy and precision in compliance with the stringent legislation to control trace elements in food products.

Immunoassays in Food Testing

As a leader in the food and feed safety testing industry, PerkinElmer develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of test kits for the detection of antibiotics, hormones, veterinary drug residues, natural toxins, pathogens, and a variety of industrial contaminants found within the global food chain. Our goal is to provide food producers, processors, and government agencies with high quality test kits enabling compliance with global and local regulations to produce safe food for their customers. Highlights of our food and feed safety product line include: AuroFlow™ branded rapid lateral flow devices allowing customers to test for antibiotics in raw milk in 7 minutes or less, with little or no required equipment; MaxSignal® ELISA kits, including some of the most sensitive tests on the market, and offering a broad range of solutions for any customer; AOAC-approved kit for detection of histamine with as little as 15 minutes from sample to results. The Solus Pathogen Detection System provides robust and highly efficient assays for the detection of Salmonella, Listeria or E. coli O157. All assays are validated by external independent laboratories to AFNOR 16140 and/or certified by the AOAC Performance Tested Method program. With our quality management system certified to ISO 9001 standards, we strive to deliver high quality products and services in conjunction with exceptional customer service and technical support.

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Solutions

Youghurt - DA 7250

For yoghurtmanufacturers, fat and dry matter contents are important quality parameters that define properties of the end product. With a large number of samples, high sample throughput and accurate determination of these parameters is of great benefit. The DA 7250 can analyze yogurt in less than 10 seconds with high accuracy. Even including inhomogeneous samples with fruit pieces and without the need to clean sample cups, vials, tubes or similar in between measurements.

Analysis of Dairy Powders Using the DA 7250 NIR

Analysis of dairy powders with high accuracy for the constituents by means of the PerkinElmer DA 7250, a proven NIR instrument designed for use in the food industry. Using novel diode array technology it performs a multi-component analysis in less than ten seconds with no sample preparation.

The determination of residual lactose in lactose reduced milk by Lactoscope FTIR advanced

Method for the determination of residual lactose in milk by Lactoscope FTA .

Cheese melt method - RVA 30.04

Cheese melting temperature and viscosity are important quality characteristics for processing and consumption of cheeses such as mozzarella. The melt characteristics of grated cheese can be measured in the RVA in the presence of a small amount of propylene glycol. The RVA parameters including temperature at melting, minimum viscosity and temperature at solidification are good indicators of the meltability of a processed cheese sample.

Analysis of Micronutrients in Milk Using the Avio 200 ICP-OES

With its great importance, milk is available in several different forms: fresh, boxed (ultraheat treated), powdered, and evaporated. The most commonly consumed form varies globally, being dependent on factors such as geography, culture, and climate. For milk producers, internal quality control and the possibility of external monitoring provide strong incentives for the ability to quickly, accurately, and easily monitor nutrients in their products.

Analysis of Micronutrients in Milk by Flame AA Using FAST Flame Sample Automation for Increased Sample Throughput

This work demonstrates the ability to accurately measure nutritional elements in a variety of milk types by flame atomic absorption using FAST Flame sample automation for high sample throughput.

DairyGuard: Augmenting Nutritional Testing of Milk Powder with Adulterant Screening

The value of milk powder is linked to its protein content, and standard methods for protein analysis rely on a simple nitrogen assay, with the protein concentration inferred from the nitrogen content. Consequently, the addition of chemicals rich in nitrogen can artificially increase the apparent protein and thus the price demanded. NIR spectroscopy clearly has a role to play, given its ubiquity in raw materials testing. The unique Adulterant Screen algorithm from PerkinElmer retains the strengths of non-targeted chemometric methods like SIMCA, but obtains greater sensitivity by utilizing a library of spectra of potential adulterants. The method can be easily adapted to screen new products or for new adulterants, without having to prepare mixture samples for calibration.

Butter - DA 7250

Analysis of fat, moisture and salt is of great importance to butter plants. By accurately controlling these constituents the producer can experience significant savings. Using the DA 7250, production staff can perform their own analysis 24/7 and have instant access to the results. The results can be used for process optimization and to avoid costly mistakes and potential penalties.

Sweetened Condensed Milk - DA 7250

Sweetened Condensed Milk (SCM) is an important ingredient for many products. The total solids, fat, and sucrose quantities are key to proper performance as an ingredient. Correct quantities impart both functional and flavor characteristics. The DA 7250 NIR analyzer can provide precise, repeatable and representative results in seconds.

Technology

NIR - Diode Array in Food Testing

Thanks to Diode Array NIR technology, multi-constituent results are available in less than 10 seconds rather than several hours as with many traditional chemical analysis methods. During this time a large number of full spectra are collected and averaged. The analysis of full spectra makes it possible to determine complex parameters and to analyze different samples without recalibration. With the ability to analyze as often as desired with results in real-time, food processors can reduce product variations and thereby improve quality and profit.

Dedicated IR Milk Analyzer

A state-of-the art FT-IR (Fourier- Transform Infrared Spectroscopy) instrument with modern optics and simple to use but powerful software enables the LactoScope to test raw, standardized and processed milks, whey, cream and other dairy products. The instrument incorporates the latest mid-infrared (MIR) technology for quick measuring time of 30-45 seconds with a typical accuracy of under 1% CV. The instrument's modular construction minimizes the vibration of the FT-IR bench, and its integrated design provides efficient use of laboratory space. The LactoScope has a low cost of ownership, minimum downtime, and worldwide support for all its users.

Functional & Thermal Analysis in Food

Functional and physical testing in food is used to evaluate key properties of food products to obtain information about the quality of the food product and manufacturing process parameters that are critical for guaranteeing product consistency. PerkinElmer is a leading supplier of advanced analytical instruments and analyzers for the food and agricultural industries. Our wide range of innovative products for quality control of grain, flour, dairy, feed and food for functional analysis are unique in the industry. Our analyzers test functionality of ingredients for product development, quality and process control and quality assurance. They are placed at field and manufacturing sites, in R&D facilities, and in laboratories. These analyzers help to develop better products, reduce waste and improve efficiency every day.

Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES, ICP-AES) in Food Testing

Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES, ICP-AES) is a sensitive and reliable technique for multi-elemental analysis of toxic, nutritional and essential elements for food quality and safety monitoring. The Avio® series ICP-OES spectrometers combine cutting-edge instrumentation and intuitive software with the industry’s largest service and knowledgeable support network for the highest levels of performance in multi-element inorganic analyses.

Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AA) in Food Testing

Atomic Spectroscopy (AA) is a well-established and reliable technique for the analysis of trace elements in food stuffs. With more than 50 years of experience as industry leader in Atomic Spectroscopy, PerkinElmer provides state-of-the-art instrumentation and support to food laboratories requiring excellent sensitivity, accuracy and precision in compliance with the stringent legislation to control trace elements in food products.

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Quality

Dairy Testing Solutions Brochure

Analytical technologies from PerkinElmer help dairy farms, processors, and regulators authenticate and protect the integrity and quality of their products. Whether the threat is known or unknown, we offer a range of targeted and nontargeted solutions to aid in the fight against food fraud. And many of our milk analyzers work according to internationally recognized standards like IDF, ISO, ICAR and AOAC.

Measure the level of accidity in a milk sample using FTIR technology

A method to measure the level of accidity in a milk sample using FTIR technology

Cheese - DA 7250

Analysis of moisture, fat, protein, salt and pH is of great importance to cheese plants. By accurately controlling these constituents, the producer can experience significant savings and ensure product quality. The availability of fast results allows for process optimization and to avoid costly mistakes and potential penalties. The DA 7250 NIR analyzer can analyze cheese for moisture, fat, salt, protein and pH with high accuracy in only 6 seconds.

Safety

Environmental Surface Testing In Food Industry

PerkinElmer's surface testing solutions allow producers, processors, and contract labs throughout the food industry to test environmental food contact surface swab samples for pathogens and the 2019 coronavirus. Moreover, proven PerkinElmer technology enables SARS-CoV-2 Screening and Detection. Our products bring highly sensitive and specific testing to environmental testing ensuring food companies maintain a strong sanitation and disinfectant program to prevent food safety issues and COVID-19 contamination.

Dairy Testing Solutions Brochure

Analytical technologies from PerkinElmer help dairy farms, processors, and regulators authenticate and protect the integrity and quality of their products. Whether the threat is known or unknown, we offer a range of targeted and nontargeted solutions to aid in the fight against food fraud. And many of our milk analyzers work according to internationally recognized standards like IDF, ISO, ICAR and AOAC.

Technology

Environmental Surface Testing In Food Industry

PerkinElmer's surface testing solutions allow producers, processors, and contract labs throughout the food industry to test environmental food contact surface swab samples for pathogens and the 2019 coronavirus. Moreover, proven PerkinElmer technology enables SARS-CoV-2 Screening and Detection. Our products bring highly sensitive and specific testing to environmental testing ensuring food companies maintain a strong sanitation and disinfectant program to prevent food safety issues and COVID-19 contamination.

Dairy Testing Solutions Brochure

Analytical technologies from PerkinElmer help dairy farms, processors, and regulators authenticate and protect the integrity and quality of their products. Whether the threat is known or unknown, we offer a range of targeted and nontargeted solutions to aid in the fight against food fraud. And many of our milk analyzers work according to internationally recognized standards like IDF, ISO, ICAR and AOAC.

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Food Quality

Premixed Dough Method - doughLAB 05.01

This method tempers the premixed dough to the temperature of the subsequent processing step, and rapidly measures the consistency of the dough. The method is applicable to high-water addition doughs (such as that used in bread production), and low-water addition, high-fat doughs (such as that used in biscuit/cookie production). The Premixed Dough method can be used to control the quality of the halfproduct.

Flour solvent retention method - RVA 31.01

This method allows to assess flour quality and functionality and predict baking performance. The RVA can be used as a rapid means to assess the SRC of wheat flour, with results that are well correlated with those obtained from the conventional SRC method of the AACC International.

General Flour Testing Method - doughLAB 01.01

The characteristics of a flour, such as how much water it absorbs to achieve optimum dough consistency, mixing time requirement and dough stability, are important measures of its quality. The doughLAB provides results that are comparable with those obtained from the Brabender Farinograph.

Malt (kilned) method - RVA 16.04

The method is first used to establish the malting potential calibration for the variety of interest. To do this, a number of malts varying in known malting potential for the selected variety are tested. From the viscograms, the peak viscosity, time to peak, breakdown, peak area, holding strength and final viscosity are measured. These parameters are fitted as dependent variables against conventional measures of malting quality using standard regression techniques. The loge transformation may be used as appropriate. The most highly correlated viscogram parameters may subsequently be measured in malts of unknown potential for the same variety, using the regression equation to predict the potential malting quality of the sample. Good correlations using loge time to peak and loge peak area have been demonstrated.

Starch (waxy cook-up) method - RVA ST01.03

This method is applicable to unmodified, substituted (acetyl or hydroxypropyl), crosslinked, and both substituted and crosslinked waxy corn starch. These cook-up food starches are used widely as thickeners and stabilizers in products such as gravies, sauces, soups, pie fillings, dairy foods, puddings and retorted products. The Rapid Visco Analyser (RVA) is a cooking stirring viscometer with ramped temperature and variable shear profiles optimized for testing viscous properties.

Starches (acid thinned) method - RVA ST05.03

The method is applicable to unmodified and to acid thinned dent corn starches. These food and industrial starches are used as thickeners, gelling agents, sizes and coatings in products such as puddings, gravies, sauces, confection and paper. The final temperature of 65°C (149°F) is used to rapidly stabilize viscosity and minimize retrogradation. The Rapid Visco Analyser (RVA) is a cooking stirring viscometer with ramped temperature and variable shear profiles optimized for testing viscous properties.

Starches (dent cook-up) method - RVA ST02.03

This method is applicable to substituted (acetyl or hydroxypropyl), crosslinked, and both substituted and crosslinked dent corn starch. These cook-up food starches are used as thickeners, stabilizers and clarifiers in products such as soups, puddings, pie fillings and retorted foods. An extended hold time at 95°C (203°F) is used to assist in swelling the crosslinked starches and to better differentiate these products.

High Temperature General Pasting Method - RVA 45.01

The ability of the components of a product to withstand high-temperature processing conditions is of interest to formulators, who must balance the need for acceptable product rheology with safety and throughput. The Rapid Visco Analyser (RVA) can perform high temperature tests. The method presented in this document is applicable to any liquid or hydrated ground material including, but not limited to, unmodified starches, flours, whole meals, gums, diary ingredients, and other formulations.

Wheat gluten method (ethanol) - RVA 25.02

Wheat gluten is used largely as an additive to improve baking quality of leavened bread, but also finds use in other products such as pet foods. During commercial preparation, wheat gluten is usually partially denatured by heat, reducing its vitality. The functionality of wheat gluten can be assessed by heating and cooling in aqueous ethanol in the RVA.

Wheat gluten method (acid) - RVA 21.02

The RVA can be used to assess the gluten quality in soft wheat flour. Gluten proteins increase suspension viscosity when dispersed in dilute lactic acid. This viscosity can be measured using the RVA. The method is most useful for assessing soft wheat used in pastry and biscuit manufacture. This method has limited screening value for bread making wheat where dough rheological properties are important.

Food Safety

AuroFlow and ELISA Kits Testing for Mycotoxins and Alfatoxins in Grain

Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxins produced by molds or fungi, most often developed due to extreme weather events. To help you detect mycotoxins and aflatoxins in grain and cereals, PerkinElmer has developed a wide range of test kits and strip tests able to perform key protective measures and ensure grains are free of harmful toxins before entering the food supply. A comprehensive brochure is available to give an overview of our best-in-class accessories that can provide you with the most reliable food safety tests and analysis.

Determination of Mycotoxins in Cereals by LC/MS/MS with Online SPE

Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungi, and are capable of causing disease and death in both humans and animals. Sample preparation is a critical step in the successful analysis of mycotoxins in food matrices. The "dilute and shoot" approach is a quick and easy way to introduce the sample into the LC/MS/MS analysis. However, due to the complexity of food matrices, this approach will often result in irreproducible matrix effects. To overcome these problems and improve sensitivity, this application note details the use of online solid phase extraction (SPE), coupled to an LC/MS/MS system for sample enrichment.

Rapid Quantitative Tests for Mycotoxins

The AuroFlow AQ mycotoxin panel is rapid quantitative lateral flow assays designed to detect total aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1 and G2), zearalenone, fumonisin, ochratoxin a, and T-2/HT-2.

Analysis of Mycotoxins in Multi-Grain and Corn Cereals

Mycotoxins produced by fungi as toxic secondary metabolites, leave grains, maize and cereals particularly vulnerable. With this in mind, and considering that an estimated 25% of all crops show some signs of mycotoxin contamination, many countries have established regulatory guidelines for maximum mycotoxin limits in not only feed and grain, but also in processed food products.

Technologies

MaxSignal® T-2 ELISA Kit

The MaxSignal® T-2 ELISA Kit is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of T-2 in milk, dried meat, dried fish, seed, feed, and cereal.

Functional & Thermal Analysis in Food

Functional and physical testing in food is used to evaluate key properties of food products to obtain information about the quality of the food product and manufacturing process parameters that are critical for guaranteeing product consistency. PerkinElmer is a leading supplier of advanced analytical instruments and analyzers for the food and agricultural industries. Our wide range of innovative products for quality control of grain, flour, dairy, feed and food for functional analysis are unique in the industry. Our analyzers test functionality of ingredients for product development, quality and process control and quality assurance. They are placed at field and manufacturing sites, in R&D facilities, and in laboratories. These analyzers help to develop better products, reduce waste and improve efficiency every day.

Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) in Food Testing

In recent years, to protect the health of consumers, more meticulous monitoring of food, more rigorous regulations with lower limits of quantification (LOQs) are required. The use of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MSMS) is widely recognized as the extremely sensitive and highly specific technique of choice for the determination of food contaminants at trace levels including pesticides, veterinary drugs, natural toxins, and so-called “emerging contaminants”. Our robust and reliable QSight® triple quad systems consistently deliver the throughput and productivity you need in your analytical testing lab. Our LC/MSMS solutions deliver the highest sensitivity and throughput the industry has ever seen and the capability to test for the most challenging, complex samples, including cannabis.

Dedicated NIR Grain Analyzers

Suitable for laboratory and at-line operation, our Dedicated NIR Grain Analyzers are known for their rugged and reliable design providing simple, rapid, routine bench-top analysis. In less than 30 seconds, PerkinElmer’s dedicated NIR Grain analyzers measure ash, moisture, protein and other key components accurately and reproducibly.

Grain Testing Solutions Brochure

The grain industry is very complex. It’s global, diverse, and can also present analytical challenges. Today’s grain users demand more when it comes to quality, safety, and uniformity. In addition, they seek diverse products with unique characteristics. PerkinElmer is equipped to help the grain industry in its quest to feed the world – nutritiously and economically. Our testing and analysis solutions encompass the three primary areas required for complete knowledge of grains and their derivatives – composition, functionality, and safety.

Rapid Quantitative Tests for Mycotoxins

The AuroFlow AQ mycotoxin panel is rapid quantitative lateral flow assays designed to detect total aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1 and G2), zearalenone, fumonisin, ochratoxin a, and T-2/HT-2.

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Food Quality

Premixed Dough Method - doughLAB 05.01

This method tempers the premixed dough to the temperature of the subsequent processing step, and rapidly measures the consistency of the dough. The method is applicable to high-water addition doughs (such as that used in bread production), and low-water addition, high-fat doughs (such as that used in biscuit/cookie production). The Premixed Dough method can be used to control the quality of the halfproduct.

Malt quality method - RVA 39.01

The profiles in this method are modified from the procedures of Broadhead et al. (2004), using malted barley and wheat.In studying barley malt and modified malt samples for distilling performance, Broadhead et al. (2004) used a 30-minute heating profile on the RVA to successfully identify malts.

General Flour Testing Method - doughLAB 01.01

The characteristics of a flour, such as how much water it absorbs to achieve optimum dough consistency, mixing time requirement and dough stability, are important measures of its quality. The doughLAB provides results that are comparable with those obtained from the Brabender Farinograph.

Malt (kilned) method - RVA 16.04

The method is first used to establish the malting potential calibration for the variety of interest. To do this, a number of malts varying in known malting potential for the selected variety are tested. From the viscograms, the peak viscosity, time to peak, breakdown, peak area, holding strength and final viscosity are measured. These parameters are fitted as dependent variables against conventional measures of malting quality using standard regression techniques. The loge transformation may be used as appropriate. The most highly correlated viscogram parameters may subsequently be measured in malts of unknown potential for the same variety, using the regression equation to predict the potential malting quality of the sample. Good correlations using loge time to peak and loge peak area have been demonstrated.

Method for Effects of Additives to Flour Quality - doughLAB 02.01

Formulations for breads, cakes and baked products usually include a combination of additives to improve dough stability, texture and organoleptic qualities. Some of the more common additives include reducing and oxidizing agents, salt, sugar, enzymes, and emulsifiers. The effects of these additives on dough quality can be examined on the doughLAB, by comparing a sample with and without the additive. A longer test profile is used to allow for the strengthening effect of some of the additives to be fully observed.

Wheat gluten method (ethanol) - RVA 25.02

Wheat gluten is used largely as an additive to improve baking quality of leavened bread, but also finds use in other products such as pet foods. During commercial preparation, wheat gluten is usually partially denatured by heat, reducing its vitality. The functionality of wheat gluten can be assessed by heating and cooling in aqueous ethanol in the RVA.

Brewing adjuncts method - RVA 17.04

This application describes the use of an RVA to assess the effect of added ingredients on the mashing behavior of a malt. Malts are tested with and without added enzymes, adjuncts or chemicals (e.g. pH modifiers). The differences are used to determine the improvement or deterioration in mashing behavior of the malt due to the addition.

Farinograph Equivalent Method - doughLAB 04.01

Method to emulate actual Farinograph test conditions to obtain comparable doughLAB results.

General pasting (91 'C) method - RVA 44.01

The method uses a maximum test temperature of 91ºC, to avoid boiling of water in the RVA canister at high altitudes (900-2100 m, or 3000-7000 ft). The pasting properties of starch and starch-containing products are readily assessed in the RVA. During the test, the starch is gelatinized with consequent rise in viscosity, subject to high temperature and controlled shear during which its stability is revealed, then cooled to provide an indication of setback during gelation. Samples can be assessed for pasting temperature, peak paste viscosity, time to peak, temperature at peak, hot and cold paste viscosity, breakdown, setback, final viscosity and other parameters.

Technologies

Functional & Thermal Analysis in Food

Functional and physical testing in food is used to evaluate key properties of food products to obtain information about the quality of the food product and manufacturing process parameters that are critical for guaranteeing product consistency. PerkinElmer is a leading supplier of advanced analytical instruments and analyzers for the food and agricultural industries. Our wide range of innovative products for quality control of grain, flour, dairy, feed and food for functional analysis are unique in the industry. Our analyzers test functionality of ingredients for product development, quality and process control and quality assurance. They are placed at field and manufacturing sites, in R&D facilities, and in laboratories. These analyzers help to develop better products, reduce waste and improve efficiency every day.

Dedicated NIR Grain Analyzers

Suitable for laboratory and at-line operation, our Dedicated NIR Grain Analyzers are known for their rugged and reliable design providing simple, rapid, routine bench-top analysis. In less than 30 seconds, PerkinElmer’s dedicated NIR Grain analyzers measure ash, moisture, protein and other key components accurately and reproducibly.

Grain Testing Solutions Brochure

The grain industry is very complex. It’s global, diverse, and can also present analytical challenges. Today’s grain users demand more when it comes to quality, safety, and uniformity. In addition, they seek diverse products with unique characteristics. PerkinElmer is equipped to help the grain industry in its quest to feed the world – nutritiously and economically. Our testing and analysis solutions encompass the three primary areas required for complete knowledge of grains and their derivatives – composition, functionality, and safety.

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Food Quality

Starch (unmodified dent) method - RVA ST06.02

The method is applicable to unmodified dent corn starches. The final temperature of 65°C (149°F) is used to rapidly stabilize viscosity and minimize retrogradation. Combining speed, precision, flexibility and automation, the RVA is a unique tool for product development, quality and process control and quality assurance.

High Temperature Retorting Method - RVA 46.01

This high-temperature RVA method is designed to mimimc retorting, allowing assessment of the suitabilitu and stability of polysaccharide thickeners (eg. Gums, modified starches) in the formulation for high temperature processing.

Method for Effects of Additives to Flour Quality - doughLAB 02.01

Formulations for breads, cakes and baked products usually include a combination of additives to improve dough stability, texture and organoleptic qualities. Some of the more common additives include reducing and oxidizing agents, salt, sugar, enzymes, and emulsifiers. The effects of these additives on dough quality can be examined on the doughLAB, by comparing a sample with and without the additive. A longer test profile is used to allow for the strengthening effect of some of the additives to be fully observed.

Brewing adjuncts method - RVA 17.04

This application describes the use of an RVA to assess the effect of added ingredients on the mashing behavior of a malt. Malts are tested with and without added enzymes, adjuncts or chemicals (e.g. pH modifiers). The differences are used to determine the improvement or deterioration in mashing behavior of the malt due to the addition.

Farinograph Equivalent Method - doughLAB 04.01

Method to emulate actual Farinograph test conditions to obtain comparable doughLAB results.

Mash viscosity characterization method - RVA 38.01

This procedure is based on the method of Goode et al. (2005) using malted and unmalted barley, to study the effect of endogenous enzyme and added adjunct levels, respectively, on mash viscosity. This profile can be used to check the suitability of a batch of grain for mashing, or for checking the appropriate level of added adjunct in the mashing system.The RVA is used as a laboratory-scale rheological tool for the characterization of mash viscosity, allowing the brewer to monitor the processes that are taking place during mashing.

Pasta quality method - RVA 32.01

The pasting behavior of pasta depends, to a great extent, on the ingredient and process effects. The cooking properties and final quality of the pasta are affected by treatments, such as drying, sheeting or extruding, during the manufacturing process. Combining speed, precision, flexibility and automation, the RVA is a unique tool for product development, quality and process control and quality assurance.

Starches (cationic) method - RVA ST04.03

The method is applicable to cationic corn starches (waxy and dent), including those that have also been acidthinned. These industrial starches are used widely for wet end, size press and coating applications in papermaking. High shear is used during cooking to approximate typical processing conditions for thesestarches.

Wheat gluten method (acid) - RVA 21.02

The RVA can be used to assess the gluten quality in soft wheat flour. Gluten proteins increase suspension viscosity when dispersed in dilute lactic acid. This viscosity can be measured using the RVA. The method is most useful for assessing soft wheat used in pastry and biscuit manufacture. This method has limited screening value for bread making wheat where dough rheological properties are important.

Food Safety

AuroFlow and ELISA Kits Testing for Mycotoxins and Alfatoxins in Grain

Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxins produced by molds or fungi, most often developed due to extreme weather events. To help you detect mycotoxins and aflatoxins in grain and cereals, PerkinElmer has developed a wide range of test kits and strip tests able to perform key protective measures and ensure grains are free of harmful toxins before entering the food supply. A comprehensive brochure is available to give an overview of our best-in-class accessories that can provide you with the most reliable food safety tests and analysis.

Determination of Mycotoxins in Cereals by LC/MS/MS with Online SPE

Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungi, and are capable of causing disease and death in both humans and animals. Sample preparation is a critical step in the successful analysis of mycotoxins in food matrices. The "dilute and shoot" approach is a quick and easy way to introduce the sample into the LC/MS/MS analysis. However, due to the complexity of food matrices, this approach will often result in irreproducible matrix effects. To overcome these problems and improve sensitivity, this application note details the use of online solid phase extraction (SPE), coupled to an LC/MS/MS system for sample enrichment.

Rapid Quantitative Tests for Mycotoxins

The AuroFlow AQ mycotoxin panel is rapid quantitative lateral flow assays designed to detect total aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1 and G2), zearalenone, fumonisin, ochratoxin a, and T-2/HT-2.

Analysis of Mycotoxins in Multi-Grain and Corn Cereals

Mycotoxins produced by fungi as toxic secondary metabolites, leave grains, maize and cereals particularly vulnerable. With this in mind, and considering that an estimated 25% of all crops show some signs of mycotoxin contamination, many countries have established regulatory guidelines for maximum mycotoxin limits in not only feed and grain, but also in processed food products.

Technologies

MaxSignal® T-2 ELISA Kit

The MaxSignal® T-2 ELISA Kit is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of T-2 in milk, dried meat, dried fish, seed, feed, and cereal.

Functional & Thermal Analysis in Food

Functional and physical testing in food is used to evaluate key properties of food products to obtain information about the quality of the food product and manufacturing process parameters that are critical for guaranteeing product consistency. PerkinElmer is a leading supplier of advanced analytical instruments and analyzers for the food and agricultural industries. Our wide range of innovative products for quality control of grain, flour, dairy, feed and food for functional analysis are unique in the industry. Our analyzers test functionality of ingredients for product development, quality and process control and quality assurance. They are placed at field and manufacturing sites, in R&D facilities, and in laboratories. These analyzers help to develop better products, reduce waste and improve efficiency every day.

Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) in Food Testing

In recent years, to protect the health of consumers, more meticulous monitoring of food, more rigorous regulations with lower limits of quantification (LOQs) are required. The use of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MSMS) is widely recognized as the extremely sensitive and highly specific technique of choice for the determination of food contaminants at trace levels including pesticides, veterinary drugs, natural toxins, and so-called “emerging contaminants”. Our robust and reliable QSight® triple quad systems consistently deliver the throughput and productivity you need in your analytical testing lab. Our LC/MSMS solutions deliver the highest sensitivity and throughput the industry has ever seen and the capability to test for the most challenging, complex samples, including cannabis.

Dedicated NIR Grain Analyzers

Suitable for laboratory and at-line operation, our Dedicated NIR Grain Analyzers are known for their rugged and reliable design providing simple, rapid, routine bench-top analysis. In less than 30 seconds, PerkinElmer’s dedicated NIR Grain analyzers measure ash, moisture, protein and other key components accurately and reproducibly.

Rapid Quantitative Tests for Mycotoxins

The AuroFlow AQ mycotoxin panel is rapid quantitative lateral flow assays designed to detect total aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1 and G2), zearalenone, fumonisin, ochratoxin a, and T-2/HT-2.

Grain Testing Solutions Brochure

The grain industry is very complex. It’s global, diverse, and can also present analytical challenges. Today’s grain users demand more when it comes to quality, safety, and uniformity. In addition, they seek diverse products with unique characteristics. PerkinElmer is equipped to help the grain industry in its quest to feed the world – nutritiously and economically. Our testing and analysis solutions encompass the three primary areas required for complete knowledge of grains and their derivatives – composition, functionality, and safety.

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Food Quality

Premixed Dough Method - doughLAB 05.01

This method tempers the premixed dough to the temperature of the subsequent processing step, and rapidly measures the consistency of the dough. The method is applicable to high-water addition doughs (such as that used in bread production), and low-water addition, high-fat doughs (such as that used in biscuit/cookie production). The Premixed Dough method can be used to control the quality of the halfproduct.

Malt (kilned) method - RVA 16.04

The method is first used to establish the malting potential calibration for the variety of interest. To do this, a number of malts varying in known malting potential for the selected variety are tested. From the viscograms, the peak viscosity, time to peak, breakdown, peak area, holding strength and final viscosity are measured. These parameters are fitted as dependent variables against conventional measures of malting quality using standard regression techniques. The loge transformation may be used as appropriate. The most highly correlated viscogram parameters may subsequently be measured in malts of unknown potential for the same variety, using the regression equation to predict the potential malting quality of the sample. Good correlations using loge time to peak and loge peak area have been demonstrated.

Safety

Environmental Surface Testing In Food Industry

PerkinElmer's surface testing solutions allow producers, processors, and contract labs throughout the food industry to test environmental food contact surface swab samples for pathogens and the 2019 coronavirus. Moreover, proven PerkinElmer technology enables SARS-CoV-2 Screening and Detection. Our products bring highly sensitive and specific testing to environmental testing ensuring food companies maintain a strong sanitation and disinfectant program to prevent food safety issues and COVID-19 contamination.

Grain Testing Solutions Brochure

The grain industry is very complex. It’s global, diverse, and can also present analytical challenges. Today’s grain users demand more when it comes to quality, safety, and uniformity. In addition, they seek diverse products with unique characteristics. PerkinElmer is equipped to help the grain industry in its quest to feed the world – nutritiously and economically. Our testing and analysis solutions encompass the three primary areas required for complete knowledge of grains and their derivatives – composition, functionality, and safety.

Technologies

Functional & Thermal Analysis in Food

Functional and physical testing in food is used to evaluate key properties of food products to obtain information about the quality of the food product and manufacturing process parameters that are critical for guaranteeing product consistency. PerkinElmer is a leading supplier of advanced analytical instruments and analyzers for the food and agricultural industries. Our wide range of innovative products for quality control of grain, flour, dairy, feed and food for functional analysis are unique in the industry. Our analyzers test functionality of ingredients for product development, quality and process control and quality assurance. They are placed at field and manufacturing sites, in R&D facilities, and in laboratories. These analyzers help to develop better products, reduce waste and improve efficiency every day.

Environmental Surface Testing In Food Industry

PerkinElmer's surface testing solutions allow producers, processors, and contract labs throughout the food industry to test environmental food contact surface swab samples for pathogens and the 2019 coronavirus. Moreover, proven PerkinElmer technology enables SARS-CoV-2 Screening and Detection. Our products bring highly sensitive and specific testing to environmental testing ensuring food companies maintain a strong sanitation and disinfectant program to prevent food safety issues and COVID-19 contamination.

Dedicated NIR Grain Analyzers

Suitable for laboratory and at-line operation, our Dedicated NIR Grain Analyzers are known for their rugged and reliable design providing simple, rapid, routine bench-top analysis. In less than 30 seconds, PerkinElmer’s dedicated NIR Grain analyzers measure ash, moisture, protein and other key components accurately and reproducibly.

Grain Testing Solutions Brochure

The grain industry is very complex. It’s global, diverse, and can also present analytical challenges. Today’s grain users demand more when it comes to quality, safety, and uniformity. In addition, they seek diverse products with unique characteristics. PerkinElmer is equipped to help the grain industry in its quest to feed the world – nutritiously and economically. Our testing and analysis solutions encompass the three primary areas required for complete knowledge of grains and their derivatives – composition, functionality, and safety.

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Quality

Analysis of Meat and Meat Products Using the DA 6200 NIR Analyzer

With Near Infrared (NIR) technology multi-constituent results are available in seconds rather than several hours as with many traditional chemical analysis methods. With the ability to analyze as often as desired with results in real-time, producers of ground meats, sausages, separated poultry or other meat products can reduce product variations and thereby improve quality and profit. The DA 6200™ is a new NIR instrument making routine meat product analysis easier than ever. It is based on transmission Diode Array NIR technology with the measurement light transmitted through the sample. This means a very large and representative sample volume is analyzed in each measurement. The multi-component analysis is done in 30 seconds using easy to handle magnetic coupled plastic sample cups. transmitted through the sample. This means a very large and representative sample volume is analyzed in each measurement. The multi-component analysis is done in 30 seconds using easy to handle magnetic coupled plastic sample cups.

Analysis of Meat and Meat Products using the DA 7250 NIR Analyzer

For meat processors and producers of meat products it is critical to be able to monitor and control key nutritional parameters such as fat, moisture, protein, collagen and salt. With Near Infrared (NIR) technology multi-constituent results are available in seconds rather than several hours as with many traditional chemical analysis methods. NIR instrument usage provide great values in production of mechanically separated poultry, ground meats, sausage and other meat products.

Analysis of Raw Meat By-Products using the DA 7250 NIR Analyzer

For meat processors and users of meat by-products, such as pet food producers, it is important to rapidly test samples for protein and other nutritional contents.The Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) technology is highly suitable for these purposes. The DA 7250 uses novel Diode Array NIR technology and performs a multi-component analysis in less than 10 seconds. During this time a large number of full spectra are collected and averaged.

DA 7300 Mechanically Separated Poultry A

Using the DA 7300 in-line NIR a production facility can have real-time 24/7 analysis capability for the accurate control of moisture, protein, and fat in mechanically separated poultry meat. The instrument analyzes moving product directly in a pipe allowing users to significantly reduce sampling error associated with grab samples. It also provides a complete analysis profile of the entire batch. Reduction in sampling error and the use of stable instrumentation developed for rugged process environments yield data that can be used to achieve true process control.

Safety

High Throughput Screening Solutions for Nitrofurans and Chloramphenicol in Shrimp Samples

The use of nitrofurans, a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics widely used in the aquaculture industry and their metabolites, has been regulated by everal countries and organizations across the world for their ahrmful effects on human health. ELISA assays are widely used for the detection of nitrofuran metabolites and chloramphenicol for regulatory conformance owing to the high sensitivity, selectivity and ease of use of the method. In this study, we demonstrate the accuracy and precision (CCß validation study) of the simultaneous 5-in-1 sample extraction method by manual ELISA and DS2 automation methods. Sensitivityof the assay kits (LOD) was also demonstrated using manual and DS2 method. Finally, sample variability testing was performed to characterize the effects of matrix from various shrimp sources.

MaxSignal Ractopamine ELISA Verification Report

Ractopamine has been banned for use as a livestock growth promoter in many regions and countries including Europe and China. To prevent ractopamine residues from entering the food chain, both producers and government surveillance agencies need technologies and methods that can provide rapid, accurate and reliable detection at specific sensitivities. MaxSignal® Ractopamine ELISA Kit enables government agencies, food manufacturers, as well as quality assurance organizations, to detect ractopamine as low as 0.1 ng/g or 0.1 ppb in a variety of sample types. In the current study, an improved sample preparation protocol was developed and validated for swine feed.

Validation of the MaxSignal Histamine Enzymatic Assay for the Detection of Histamine in Fish

Histamine testing is a control strategy used by seafood processors in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points(HACCP). A strong need exists for a histamine detection method that couples simple extraction with high-accuracy quantification. The MaxSignal® Histamine Enzymatic Assay Kit is one such robust enzyme-based assay, using a simple aqueous extraction with high recovery in a variety of fish samples such as fresh/frozen tuna, canned tuna, pouched tuna, and mahi-mahi.

Validation of the HistaStrip Test Kit for the detection of histamine in seafood

Histamine poisoning is the second leading cause of food-borne illness in the United States, accounting for nearly one in fifty of the total cases of food-borne illness in the US. The expensive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive nature of the available detection methods for histamine dramatically limit the capacity to test large numbers of samples. The HistaStrip™ Test Kit offers a convenient solution for quick, quantitative, field-based screening of seafood samples.

Technology

NIR - Diode Array in Food Testing

Thanks to Diode Array NIR technology, multi-constituent results are available in less than 10 seconds rather than several hours as with many traditional chemical analysis methods. During this time a large number of full spectra are collected and averaged. The analysis of full spectra makes it possible to determine complex parameters and to analyze different samples without recalibration. With the ability to analyze as often as desired with results in real-time, food processors can reduce product variations and thereby improve quality and profit.

MaxSignal ELISA Kits

An ELISA or Enzyme Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay allows for the rapid screening and quantitation of analytes against a variety of materials. We offer a wide range of ELISA kits to measure the safety of dairy, meat, poultry, seafood, grain, feed, and honey. ELISAs involve at least one antibody with specificity for a particular analyte or antigen and consist of the following basic protocol: Liquid sample containing the target analyte is added to a microwell that is pre-coated with analyte-specific antibodies. Any target analyte in the sample binds to the antibodies. An enzyme-linked antibody or antigen is added to the microwell, also binding to the analyte specific antibodies coated to the microwell. A substrate is added which changes its color as it interacts with the enzymes linked to the analytes or antibodies. The color change is measured with a spectrophotometer. Quantitation of the analyte is determined by comparing the test sample results against a standard curve of known analyte concentrations.

Immunoassays in Food Testing

As a leader in the food and feed safety testing industry, PerkinElmer develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of test kits for the detection of antibiotics, hormones, veterinary drug residues, natural toxins, pathogens, and a variety of industrial contaminants found within the global food chain. Our goal is to provide food producers, processors, and government agencies with high quality test kits enabling compliance with global and local regulations to produce safe food for their customers. Highlights of our food and feed safety product line include: AuroFlow™ branded rapid lateral flow devices allowing customers to test for antibiotics in raw milk in 7 minutes or less, with little or no required equipment; MaxSignal® ELISA kits, including some of the most sensitive tests on the market, and offering a broad range of solutions for any customer; AOAC-approved kit for detection of histamine with as little as 15 minutes from sample to results. The Solus Pathogen Detection System provides robust and highly efficient assays for the detection of Salmonella, Listeria or E. coli O157. All assays are validated by external independent laboratories to AFNOR 16140 and/or certified by the AOAC Performance Tested Method program. With our quality management system certified to ISO 9001 standards, we strive to deliver high quality products and services in conjunction with exceptional customer service and technical support.

MaxSignal Ractopamine ELISA Verification Report

Ractopamine has been banned for use as a livestock growth promoter in many regions and countries including Europe and China. To prevent ractopamine residues from entering the food chain, both producers and government surveillance agencies need technologies and methods that can provide rapid, accurate and reliable detection at specific sensitivities. MaxSignal® Ractopamine ELISA Kit enables government agencies, food manufacturers, as well as quality assurance organizations, to detect ractopamine as low as 0.1 ng/g or 0.1 ppb in a variety of sample types. In the current study, an improved sample preparation protocol was developed and validated for swine feed.

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Quality

Analysis of Pork Adulterated Meat

A selective and sensitive LC/MS/MS method for fast identification and analysis of meat samples using three peptides specific for pork as biomarkers. . The optimized sample preparation procedure is easy to follow and can be used for analyzing raw, cooked and processed meat products. This method can selectively detect peptides from pork meat species at a threshold detection limit of 1% w/w (10 mg/g) in a variety of food products and thus the method can be useful for analysis of Halal food (or pork related food products) samples.

Analysis of Meat and Meat Products Using the DA 6200 NIR Analyzer

With Near Infrared (NIR) technology multi-constituent results are available in seconds rather than several hours as with many traditional chemical analysis methods. With the ability to analyze as often as desired with results in real-time, producers of ground meats, sausages, separated poultry or other meat products can reduce product variations and thereby improve quality and profit. The DA 6200™ is a new NIR instrument making routine meat product analysis easier than ever. It is based on transmission Diode Array NIR technology with the measurement light transmitted through the sample. This means a very large and representative sample volume is analyzed in each measurement. The multi-component analysis is done in 30 seconds using easy to handle magnetic coupled plastic sample cups. transmitted through the sample. This means a very large and representative sample volume is analyzed in each measurement. The multi-component analysis is done in 30 seconds using easy to handle magnetic coupled plastic sample cups.

DA 6200 Meat Brochure

It’s critical that processors and producers of meat products are able to monitor and control fat, moisture, protein, and other key nutritional parameters. With near infrared (NIR) technology, you can achieve multiconstituent results in seconds rather than hours, as with traditional chemical analysis methods. Our DA 6200™ NIR meat analyzer gives you the ability to analyze any time, with real time results so producers of ground meats, sausages, separated poultry, and other meat products can reduce product variations while improving profitability and quality. The DA 6200 meat analyzer can help improve profit, quality, and consistency in all types of meat production. You can analyze fat, moisture, protein, and more – quickly, easily, and accurately – or use it to verify incoming meats, in-process blends, and finished products. And with its on the- spot analysis capability, you can run your plant more efficiently.

Analysis of Raw Meat By-Products using the DA 7250 NIR Analyzer

For meat processors and users of meat by-products, such as pet food producers, it is important to rapidly test samples for protein and other nutritional contents.The Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) technology is highly suitable for these purposes. The DA 7250 uses novel Diode Array NIR technology and performs a multi-component analysis in less than 10 seconds. During this time a large number of full spectra are collected and averaged.

Meat and Seafood Testing Solutions

Food testing labs like yours are constantly challenged with accurately analyzing samples quickly and efficiently - all while striving to reduce costs due to market forces. Your commitment to ensuring meat and seafood are safe for consumption, as demand increases, is an uphill battle. Our commitment to you: to provide a range of solutions across multiple technologies, products, and services that meets or exceeds the testing needs of food processors. Our solutions offer more efficiency and increased accuracy and sensitivity for better yields in real time with minimal training. From instrumentation and software to consumables and reagents to service and support, we are dedicated to providing you with end-to-end solutions that ease your everyday challenges of automation, throughput, service, and time to results.

Safety

High Throughput Screening Solutions for Nitrofurans and Chloramphenicol in Shrimp Samples

The use of nitrofurans, a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics widely used in the aquaculture industry and their metabolites, has been regulated by everal countries and organizations across the world for their ahrmful effects on human health. ELISA assays are widely used for the detection of nitrofuran metabolites and chloramphenicol for regulatory conformance owing to the high sensitivity, selectivity and ease of use of the method. In this study, we demonstrate the accuracy and precision (CCß validation study) of the simultaneous 5-in-1 sample extraction method by manual ELISA and DS2 automation methods. Sensitivityof the assay kits (LOD) was also demonstrated using manual and DS2 method. Finally, sample variability testing was performed to characterize the effects of matrix from various shrimp sources.

The Elemental Analysis of Meat and Seafood with the NexION 300/350 ICP-MS

The elemental content of food products is very important, both in relation to nutritional and toxic elements. Nutritional elements can either be native to the food substance or can be added to enhance the health benefits. Toxic elements can enter food either through the environment or processing during production. Hopefully, toxic elements will be present at extremely low levels, while nutritional elements will be present at optimal levels. The elemental capabilities and dynamic range of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) make it ideally suited for the analysis of food materials. This work has demonstrates the ability of PerkinElmer’s NexION 300/350X ICP-MS to effectively measure macro-level nutritional elements in the same analysis run as lower-level elements, without having to dilute the samples.

A Multiclass Multiresidue Method for Analysis of Veterinary Drugs in Chicken by UHPLC/MS/MS

Veterinary drugs are used in animal production to treat diseases, prevent infection and protect growth of animals, which helps provide quality marketplace. However the uncontrolled use may cause heavy human disease so regulatory agencies around the world have established maximum residue levels (MRLs) or tolerances of veterinary drugs in foods. Drug analysis is generally challenging, due to the complexity of sample matrices and diversity of analytes from various classes of chemical properties. In this study, a fast, sensitive and selective method has been developed for analysis of 73 veterinary drugs (covering 13 different chemical classes) in chicken samples by coupling solvent extraction method with LC/MS/MS.

Determination of 24 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Smoked Meat by ASE Extraction-GPC Purification Coupled with GC/MS

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a class of complex compounds containing two or more benzene rings, are widely found in the environment and food. PAHs are formed during the incomplete combustion of organic matter, such as wood utilized in cooking and food preparation. They have attracted wide attention due to studies which have shown the teratogenicity and carcinogenicity of PAH compounds. For humans, food intake is one of the main sources of PAH exposure, and can be the result of contamination from anthropogenic sources, food processing or cooking practices. In this paper, a validated method employing accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) and gel permeation chromatography (GPC), followed by solid phase extraction (SPE) on silica and analytical determination by GC/MS was applied for the detection of PAHs in smoked meat. The results demonstrate that the method is suitable for the simultaneous determination of 24 PAHs in smoked meat with good efficiency, accuracy and reproducibility.

Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Seafood by UHPLC- MS/MS

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can contaminate foods during smoking, heating, and drying processes that allow combustion products to come into direct contact with food. They can also enter food supply chains through contaminated air and water, and accumulate in various food chains. Regulations are in place to monitor PAHs levels in foods; the EU set a stringent maximum residue limit (MRL) for BaP in muscle meat of smoked fish and smoked fishery products at 2 µg/kg.2 In this study, seafood samples were prepared using a QueChERS extraction method followed by a dispersive solid-phase extraction clean-up step. The samples were subsequently analyzed by coupling a UHPLC system with a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer.

Determination of the Nitrofuran Metabolites in Seafood using Ultra High-Performance Liquid Chromatography - Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Nitrofurans are a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics that are widely used to kill or slow down the growth of bacteria in the aquaculture industry. The use of nitrofurans and their metabolites has been restricted by a number of countries and organizations within the European Union, United States and China, due to their harmful side effects to human health, and a Minimum Required Performance Limit (MRPL) 0f 1.0 µg/kg has been set for food, animal and aquaculture products. LC/MS/MS methods have been used for the detection of nitrofuran metabolites in many studies owing to the high sensitivity, selectivity and specificity of the methods. However, nitrofuran metabolites demonstrate low ionization efficiency with the electrospray ion source used in LC/MS/MS systems. Therefore, the use of a derivatization step for nitrofuran metabolites before extraction and LC/MS/MS analysis is crucial to meet the low regulatory limits of 1.0 µg/kg in food samples. The main purpose of this work is to determine the detection limits for nitrofurans using QSight® 210 LC/MS/MS system.

Determination of Thirteen Beta Agonists in Pork Using UHPLC - Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Beta-adrenergic receptor agonists (ß- agonists) are synthetic drugs utilized in the treatment of conditions such as asthma in humans, and are also used as a growth-promoting agent in food-producing animals. The use of ß- agonists in food-producing livestock has been either banned or regulated across many countries owing to human health concerns. To aid in the monitoring and detection of ß- agonists in livestock, a highly sensitive and selective analytical method has been developed, and is presented in this study. This LC/MS/MS method details the analysis of 13 ß- agonists in pork samples, and utilizes isotopically-labeled internal standards to compensate for matrix effects present in complex food matrices.

The Preparation and Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Meat by GC/MS

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are hydrocarbon molecules containing two or more aromatic rings. Some PAHs, such as benzo[a]pyrene, are classified as carcinogens. There are concerns about PAHs in food, especially in grilled meats. This application note presents a method developed to measure 15 + 1 EU priority PAHs at low levels using gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS). It also describes a reliable procedure for extraction and purification of PAHs from meat samples. The sample preparation will focus on benzo[a]pyrene. In addition to method optimization and calibration, a variety of meat samples are analyzed and the amount of PAHs determined.

MaxSignal Ractopamine ELISA Verification Report

Ractopamine has been banned for use as a livestock growth promoter in many regions and countries including Europe and China. To prevent ractopamine residues from entering the food chain, both producers and government surveillance agencies need technologies and methods that can provide rapid, accurate and reliable detection at specific sensitivities. MaxSignal® Ractopamine ELISA Kit enables government agencies, food manufacturers, as well as quality assurance organizations, to detect ractopamine as low as 0.1 ng/g or 0.1 ppb in a variety of sample types. In the current study, an improved sample preparation protocol was developed and validated for swine feed.

Validation of the HistaStrip Test Kit for the detection of histamine in seafood

Histamine poisoning is the second leading cause of food-borne illness in the United States, accounting for nearly one in fifty of the total cases of food-borne illness in the US. The expensive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive nature of the available detection methods for histamine dramatically limit the capacity to test large numbers of samples. The HistaStrip™ Test Kit offers a convenient solution for quick, quantitative, field-based screening of seafood samples.

Technology

Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) in Food Testing

In recent years, to protect the health of consumers, more meticulous monitoring of food, more rigorous regulations with lower limits of quantification (LOQs) are required. The use of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MSMS) is widely recognized as the extremely sensitive and highly specific technique of choice for the determination of food contaminants at trace levels including pesticides, veterinary drugs, natural toxins, and so-called “emerging contaminants”. Our robust and reliable QSight® triple quad systems consistently deliver the throughput and productivity you need in your analytical testing lab. Our LC/MSMS solutions deliver the highest sensitivity and throughput the industry has ever seen and the capability to test for the most challenging, complex samples, including cannabis.

MaxSignal ELISA Kits

An ELISA or Enzyme Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay allows for the rapid screening and quantitation of analytes against a variety of materials. We offer a wide range of ELISA kits to measure the safety of dairy, meat, poultry, seafood, grain, feed, and honey. ELISAs involve at least one antibody with specificity for a particular analyte or antigen and consist of the following basic protocol: Liquid sample containing the target analyte is added to a microwell that is pre-coated with analyte-specific antibodies. Any target analyte in the sample binds to the antibodies. An enzyme-linked antibody or antigen is added to the microwell, also binding to the analyte specific antibodies coated to the microwell. A substrate is added which changes its color as it interacts with the enzymes linked to the analytes or antibodies. The color change is measured with a spectrophotometer. Quantitation of the analyte is determined by comparing the test sample results against a standard curve of known analyte concentrations.

Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) in Food Testing

Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) allows the analysis of a variety of food samples accurately for elements present at both trace and nutritional levels during the same analysis. PerkinElmer has been at the forefront of ICP-MS technology – from the very first commercial ICP-MS back in 1983 to the first instrument bringing together the detection limits of a true reaction cell and the simplicity of a collision cell in 2010, and most recently, the industry’s first four-quadrupole system – nearly four decades of patents, innovations, and accolades.

Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) in Food Testing

Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) is a widely used technique for qualitative and quantitative analysis of food composition, food additives, flavor and aroma components and contaminants such as pesticides, natural toxins, veterinary drugs and packaging material. Our portfolio of GC/MS solutions is designed to empower your science and ensure you receive accurate, reliable results – every time.

Immunoassays in Food Testing

As a leader in the food and feed safety testing industry, PerkinElmer develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of test kits for the detection of antibiotics, hormones, veterinary drug residues, natural toxins, pathogens, and a variety of industrial contaminants found within the global food chain. Our goal is to provide food producers, processors, and government agencies with high quality test kits enabling compliance with global and local regulations to produce safe food for their customers. Highlights of our food and feed safety product line include: AuroFlow™ branded rapid lateral flow devices allowing customers to test for antibiotics in raw milk in 7 minutes or less, with little or no required equipment; MaxSignal® ELISA kits, including some of the most sensitive tests on the market, and offering a broad range of solutions for any customer; AOAC-approved kit for detection of histamine with as little as 15 minutes from sample to results. The Solus Pathogen Detection System provides robust and highly efficient assays for the detection of Salmonella, Listeria or E. coli O157. All assays are validated by external independent laboratories to AFNOR 16140 and/or certified by the AOAC Performance Tested Method program. With our quality management system certified to ISO 9001 standards, we strive to deliver high quality products and services in conjunction with exceptional customer service and technical support.

NIR - Diode Array in Food Testing

Thanks to Diode Array NIR technology, multi-constituent results are available in less than 10 seconds rather than several hours as with many traditional chemical analysis methods. During this time a large number of full spectra are collected and averaged. The analysis of full spectra makes it possible to determine complex parameters and to analyze different samples without recalibration. With the ability to analyze as often as desired with results in real-time, food processors can reduce product variations and thereby improve quality and profit.

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Analysis of Meat and Meat Products Using the DA 6200 NIR Analyzer

With Near Infrared (NIR) technology multi-constituent results are available in seconds rather than several hours as with many traditional chemical analysis methods. With the ability to analyze as often as desired with results in real-time, producers of ground meats, sausages, separated poultry or other meat products can reduce product variations and thereby improve quality and profit. The DA 6200™ is a new NIR instrument making routine meat product analysis easier than ever. It is based on transmission Diode Array NIR technology with the measurement light transmitted through the sample. This means a very large and representative sample volume is analyzed in each measurement. The multi-component analysis is done in 30 seconds using easy to handle magnetic coupled plastic sample cups. transmitted through the sample. This means a very large and representative sample volume is analyzed in each measurement. The multi-component analysis is done in 30 seconds using easy to handle magnetic coupled plastic sample cups.

DA 6200 Meat Brochure

It’s critical that processors and producers of meat products are able to monitor and control fat, moisture, protein, and other key nutritional parameters. With near infrared (NIR) technology, you can achieve multiconstituent results in seconds rather than hours, as with traditional chemical analysis methods. Our DA 6200™ NIR meat analyzer gives you the ability to analyze any time, with real time results so producers of ground meats, sausages, separated poultry, and other meat products can reduce product variations while improving profitability and quality. The DA 6200 meat analyzer can help improve profit, quality, and consistency in all types of meat production. You can analyze fat, moisture, protein, and more – quickly, easily, and accurately – or use it to verify incoming meats, in-process blends, and finished products. And with its on the- spot analysis capability, you can run your plant more efficiently.

Meat Testing Solutions

PerkinElmer provides state-of-the-art analytical solutions for testing and analysis of raw meats, process optimization, and verification of finished meat products. Our solutions are based on proven technologies, user friendly software, and ready-to-use methods. What’s more, our solutions incorporate universal calibrations that cover thousands of sample types – everything from raw ham and frankfurters to salami and meatballs. So whatever type of meat products you produce, our solutions can help you reduce costs while improving quality.

Analysis of Blood meal for Protein, Moisture and Ash

For processors as well as users of blood meal it is essential to be able to test samples for nutritional composition and rapid analysis of parameters such as moisture, oil and protein are of great benefit. The Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) technique is particularly suited for measurement of these types of samples. The DA 7200 is a proven full-spectrum, NIR instrument designed for use in the rendering and feed industries. Using novel diode array technology it performs a multi-component analysis in only 6 seconds with no or little sample preparation required.

Analysis of Moisture, Protein, Fat, & Ash in Poultry Meal Using Perten DA 7200

Compositional analysis of poultry meal is vital to running a rendering plant and to formulating pet foods and feeds. The Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) technique is particularly suited for measurement of poultry meal. The DA 7200 is a new fullspectrum, NIR instrument. Its novel diode array technology it performs a multi-component analysis in only 6 seconds with no sample grinding or sample preparation required. During this time 180 full spectra are collected and averaged. As the sample is analyzed in an open dish, the problems associated with sample cups are avoided and operator influence on results is minimal.

Fishmeal - DA 7250

Fish meal is an important source of protein and other nutrients, used in feed and pet food production. Rapid compositional testing is of paramount importance. The Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) technology is highly suitable for these purposes. The DA 7250 uses novel Diode Array NIR technology and performs a multi-component analysis in less than 10 seconds.

Analysis of Meat and Meat Products using the DA 7250 NIR Analyzer

For meat processors and producers of meat products it is critical to be able to monitor and control key nutritional parameters such as fat, moisture, protein, collagen and salt. With Near Infrared (NIR) technology multi-constituent results are available in seconds rather than several hours as with many traditional chemical analysis methods. NIR instrument usage provide great values in production of mechanically separated poultry, ground meats, sausage and other meat products.

Analysis of Raw Meat By-Products using the DA 7250 NIR Analyzer

For meat processors and users of meat by-products, such as pet food producers, it is important to rapidly test samples for protein and other nutritional contents.The Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) technology is highly suitable for these purposes. The DA 7250 uses novel Diode Array NIR technology and performs a multi-component analysis in less than 10 seconds. During this time a large number of full spectra are collected and averaged.

DA 7300 Mechanically Separated Poultry A

Using the DA 7300 in-line NIR a production facility can have real-time 24/7 analysis capability for the accurate control of moisture, protein, and fat in mechanically separated poultry meat. The instrument analyzes moving product directly in a pipe allowing users to significantly reduce sampling error associated with grab samples. It also provides a complete analysis profile of the entire batch. Reduction in sampling error and the use of stable instrumentation developed for rugged process environments yield data that can be used to achieve true process control.

Technology

Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) in Food Testing

Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) is a widely used technique for qualitative and quantitative analysis of food composition, food additives, flavor and aroma components and contaminants such as pesticides, natural toxins, veterinary drugs and packaging material. Our portfolio of GC/MS solutions is designed to empower your science and ensure you receive accurate, reliable results – every time.

Immunoassays in Food Testing

As a leader in the food and feed safety testing industry, PerkinElmer develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of test kits for the detection of antibiotics, hormones, veterinary drug residues, natural toxins, pathogens, and a variety of industrial contaminants found within the global food chain. Our goal is to provide food producers, processors, and government agencies with high quality test kits enabling compliance with global and local regulations to produce safe food for their customers. Highlights of our food and feed safety product line include: AuroFlow™ branded rapid lateral flow devices allowing customers to test for antibiotics in raw milk in 7 minutes or less, with little or no required equipment; MaxSignal® ELISA kits, including some of the most sensitive tests on the market, and offering a broad range of solutions for any customer; AOAC-approved kit for detection of histamine with as little as 15 minutes from sample to results. The Solus Pathogen Detection System provides robust and highly efficient assays for the detection of Salmonella, Listeria or E. coli O157. All assays are validated by external independent laboratories to AFNOR 16140 and/or certified by the AOAC Performance Tested Method program. With our quality management system certified to ISO 9001 standards, we strive to deliver high quality products and services in conjunction with exceptional customer service and technical support.

NIR - Diode Array in Food Testing

Thanks to Diode Array NIR technology, multi-constituent results are available in less than 10 seconds rather than several hours as with many traditional chemical analysis methods. During this time a large number of full spectra are collected and averaged. The analysis of full spectra makes it possible to determine complex parameters and to analyze different samples without recalibration. With the ability to analyze as often as desired with results in real-time, food processors can reduce product variations and thereby improve quality and profit.

Choose Your Meat & Seafood Solution

Quality

Analysis of Meat and Meat Products Using the DA 6200 NIR Analyzer

With Near Infrared (NIR) technology multi-constituent results are available in seconds rather than several hours as with many traditional chemical analysis methods. With the ability to analyze as often as desired with results in real-time, producers of ground meats, sausages, separated poultry or other meat products can reduce product variations and thereby improve quality and profit. The DA 6200™ is a new NIR instrument making routine meat product analysis easier than ever. It is based on transmission Diode Array NIR technology with the measurement light transmitted through the sample. This means a very large and representative sample volume is analyzed in each measurement. The multi-component analysis is done in 30 seconds using easy to handle magnetic coupled plastic sample cups. transmitted through the sample. This means a very large and representative sample volume is analyzed in each measurement. The multi-component analysis is done in 30 seconds using easy to handle magnetic coupled plastic sample cups.

DA 6200 Meat Brochure

It’s critical that processors and producers of meat products are able to monitor and control fat, moisture, protein, and other key nutritional parameters. With near infrared (NIR) technology, you can achieve multiconstituent results in seconds rather than hours, as with traditional chemical analysis methods. Our DA 6200™ NIR meat analyzer gives you the ability to analyze any time, with real time results so producers of ground meats, sausages, separated poultry, and other meat products can reduce product variations while improving profitability and quality. The DA 6200 meat analyzer can help improve profit, quality, and consistency in all types of meat production. You can analyze fat, moisture, protein, and more – quickly, easily, and accurately – or use it to verify incoming meats, in-process blends, and finished products. And with its on the- spot analysis capability, you can run your plant more efficiently.

Meat Testing Solutions

PerkinElmer provides state-of-the-art analytical solutions for testing and analysis of raw meats, process optimization, and verification of finished meat products. Our solutions are based on proven technologies, user friendly software, and ready-to-use methods. What’s more, our solutions incorporate universal calibrations that cover thousands of sample types – everything from raw ham and frankfurters to salami and meatballs. So whatever type of meat products you produce, our solutions can help you reduce costs while improving quality.

Analysis of Blood meal for Protein, Moisture and Ash

For processors as well as users of blood meal it is essential to be able to test samples for nutritional composition and rapid analysis of parameters such as moisture, oil and protein are of great benefit. The Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) technique is particularly suited for measurement of these types of samples. The DA 7200 is a proven full-spectrum, NIR instrument designed for use in the rendering and feed industries. Using novel diode array technology it performs a multi-component analysis in only 6 seconds with no or little sample preparation required.

Analysis of Moisture, Protein, Fat, & Ash in Poultry Meal Using Perten DA 7200

Compositional analysis of poultry meal is vital to running a rendering plant and to formulating pet foods and feeds. The Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) technique is particularly suited for measurement of poultry meal. The DA 7200 is a new fullspectrum, NIR instrument. Its novel diode array technology it performs a multi-component analysis in only 6 seconds with no sample grinding or sample preparation required. During this time 180 full spectra are collected and averaged. As the sample is analyzed in an open dish, the problems associated with sample cups are avoided and operator influence on results is minimal.

Fishmeal - DA 7250

Fish meal is an important source of protein and other nutrients, used in feed and pet food production. Rapid compositional testing is of paramount importance. The Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) technology is highly suitable for these purposes. The DA 7250 uses novel Diode Array NIR technology and performs a multi-component analysis in less than 10 seconds.

Analysis of Meat and Meat Products using the DA 7250 NIR Analyzer

For meat processors and producers of meat products it is critical to be able to monitor and control key nutritional parameters such as fat, moisture, protein, collagen and salt. With Near Infrared (NIR) technology multi-constituent results are available in seconds rather than several hours as with many traditional chemical analysis methods. NIR instrument usage provide great values in production of mechanically separated poultry, ground meats, sausage and other meat products.

Analysis of Raw Meat By-Products using the DA 7250 NIR Analyzer

For meat processors and users of meat by-products, such as pet food producers, it is important to rapidly test samples for protein and other nutritional contents.The Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) technology is highly suitable for these purposes. The DA 7250 uses novel Diode Array NIR technology and performs a multi-component analysis in less than 10 seconds. During this time a large number of full spectra are collected and averaged.

Analysis of Pork Adulterated Meat

A selective and sensitive LC/MS/MS method for fast identification and analysis of meat samples using three peptides specific for pork as biomarkers. . The optimized sample preparation procedure is easy to follow and can be used for analyzing raw, cooked and processed meat products. This method can selectively detect peptides from pork meat species at a threshold detection limit of 1% w/w (10 mg/g) in a variety of food products and thus the method can be useful for analysis of Halal food (or pork related food products) samples.

Safety

The Elemental Analysis of Meat and Seafood with the NexION 300/350 ICP-MS

The elemental content of food products is very important, both in relation to nutritional and toxic elements. Nutritional elements can either be native to the food substance or can be added to enhance the health benefits. Toxic elements can enter food either through the environment or processing during production. Hopefully, toxic elements will be present at extremely low levels, while nutritional elements will be present at optimal levels. The elemental capabilities and dynamic range of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) make it ideally suited for the analysis of food materials. This work has demonstrates the ability of PerkinElmer’s NexION 300/350X ICP-MS to effectively measure macro-level nutritional elements in the same analysis run as lower-level elements, without having to dilute the samples.

A Multiclass Multiresidue Method for Analysis of Veterinary Drugs in Chicken by UHPLC/MS/MS

Veterinary drugs are used in animal production to treat diseases, prevent infection and protect growth of animals, which helps provide quality marketplace. However the uncontrolled use may cause heavy human disease so regulatory agencies around the world have established maximum residue levels (MRLs) or tolerances of veterinary drugs in foods. Drug analysis is generally challenging, due to the complexity of sample matrices and diversity of analytes from various classes of chemical properties. In this study, a fast, sensitive and selective method has been developed for analysis of 73 veterinary drugs (covering 13 different chemical classes) in chicken samples by coupling solvent extraction method with LC/MS/MS.

Determination of 24 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Smoked Meat by ASE Extraction-GPC Purification Coupled with GC/MS

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a class of complex compounds containing two or more benzene rings, are widely found in the environment and food. PAHs are formed during the incomplete combustion of organic matter, such as wood utilized in cooking and food preparation. They have attracted wide attention due to studies which have shown the teratogenicity and carcinogenicity of PAH compounds. For humans, food intake is one of the main sources of PAH exposure, and can be the result of contamination from anthropogenic sources, food processing or cooking practices. In this paper, a validated method employing accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) and gel permeation chromatography (GPC), followed by solid phase extraction (SPE) on silica and analytical determination by GC/MS was applied for the detection of PAHs in smoked meat. The results demonstrate that the method is suitable for the simultaneous determination of 24 PAHs in smoked meat with good efficiency, accuracy and reproducibility.

Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Seafood by UHPLC- MS/MS

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can contaminate foods during smoking, heating, and drying processes that allow combustion products to come into direct contact with food. They can also enter food supply chains through contaminated air and water, and accumulate in various food chains. Regulations are in place to monitor PAHs levels in foods; the EU set a stringent maximum residue limit (MRL) for BaP in muscle meat of smoked fish and smoked fishery products at 2 µg/kg.2 In this study, seafood samples were prepared using a QueChERS extraction method followed by a dispersive solid-phase extraction clean-up step. The samples were subsequently analyzed by coupling a UHPLC system with a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer.

Determination of the Nitrofuran Metabolites in Seafood using Ultra High-Performance Liquid Chromatography - Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Nitrofurans are a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics that are widely used to kill or slow down the growth of bacteria in the aquaculture industry. The use of nitrofurans and their metabolites has been restricted by a number of countries and organizations within the European Union, United States and China, due to their harmful side effects to human health, and a Minimum Required Performance Limit (MRPL) 0f 1.0 µg/kg has been set for food, animal and aquaculture products. LC/MS/MS methods have been used for the detection of nitrofuran metabolites in many studies owing to the high sensitivity, selectivity and specificity of the methods. However, nitrofuran metabolites demonstrate low ionization efficiency with the electrospray ion source used in LC/MS/MS systems. Therefore, the use of a derivatization step for nitrofuran metabolites before extraction and LC/MS/MS analysis is crucial to meet the low regulatory limits of 1.0 µg/kg in food samples. The main purpose of this work is to determine the detection limits for nitrofurans using QSight® 210 LC/MS/MS system.

Determination of Thirteen Beta Agonists in Pork Using UHPLC - Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Beta-adrenergic receptor agonists (ß- agonists) are synthetic drugs utilized in the treatment of conditions such as asthma in humans, and are also used as a growth-promoting agent in food-producing animals. The use of ß- agonists in food-producing livestock has been either banned or regulated across many countries owing to human health concerns. To aid in the monitoring and detection of ß- agonists in livestock, a highly sensitive and selective analytical method has been developed, and is presented in this study. This LC/MS/MS method details the analysis of 13 ß- agonists in pork samples, and utilizes isotopically-labeled internal standards to compensate for matrix effects present in complex food matrices.

The Preparation and Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Meat by GC/MS

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are hydrocarbon molecules containing two or more aromatic rings. Some PAHs, such as benzo[a]pyrene, are classified as carcinogens. There are concerns about PAHs in food, especially in grilled meats. This application note presents a method developed to measure 15 + 1 EU priority PAHs at low levels using gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS). It also describes a reliable procedure for extraction and purification of PAHs from meat samples. The sample preparation will focus on benzo[a]pyrene. In addition to method optimization and calibration, a variety of meat samples are analyzed and the amount of PAHs determined.

MaxSignal Ractopamine ELISA Verification Report

Ractopamine has been banned for use as a livestock growth promoter in many regions and countries including Europe and China. To prevent ractopamine residues from entering the food chain, both producers and government surveillance agencies need technologies and methods that can provide rapid, accurate and reliable detection at specific sensitivities. MaxSignal® Ractopamine ELISA Kit enables government agencies, food manufacturers, as well as quality assurance organizations, to detect ractopamine as low as 0.1 ng/g or 0.1 ppb in a variety of sample types. In the current study, an improved sample preparation protocol was developed and validated for swine feed.

Validation of the MaxSignal Histamine Enzymatic Assay for the Detection of Histamine in Fish

Histamine testing is a control strategy used by seafood processors in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points(HACCP). A strong need exists for a histamine detection method that couples simple extraction with high-accuracy quantification. The MaxSignal® Histamine Enzymatic Assay Kit is one such robust enzyme-based assay, using a simple aqueous extraction with high recovery in a variety of fish samples such as fresh/frozen tuna, canned tuna, pouched tuna, and mahi-mahi.

Validation of the HistaStrip Test Kit for the detection of histamine in seafood

Histamine poisoning is the second leading cause of food-borne illness in the United States, accounting for nearly one in fifty of the total cases of food-borne illness in the US. The expensive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive nature of the available detection methods for histamine dramatically limit the capacity to test large numbers of samples. The HistaStrip™ Test Kit offers a convenient solution for quick, quantitative, field-based screening of seafood samples.

Technology

NIR - Diode Array in Food Testing

Thanks to Diode Array NIR technology, multi-constituent results are available in less than 10 seconds rather than several hours as with many traditional chemical analysis methods. During this time a large number of full spectra are collected and averaged. The analysis of full spectra makes it possible to determine complex parameters and to analyze different samples without recalibration. With the ability to analyze as often as desired with results in real-time, food processors can reduce product variations and thereby improve quality and profit.

Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) in Food Testing

In recent years, to protect the health of consumers, more meticulous monitoring of food, more rigorous regulations with lower limits of quantification (LOQs) are required. The use of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MSMS) is widely recognized as the extremely sensitive and highly specific technique of choice for the determination of food contaminants at trace levels including pesticides, veterinary drugs, natural toxins, and so-called “emerging contaminants”. Our robust and reliable QSight® triple quad systems consistently deliver the throughput and productivity you need in your analytical testing lab. Our LC/MSMS solutions deliver the highest sensitivity and throughput the industry has ever seen and the capability to test for the most challenging, complex samples, including cannabis.

Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) in Food Testing

Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) allows the analysis of a variety of food samples accurately for elements present at both trace and nutritional levels during the same analysis. PerkinElmer has been at the forefront of ICP-MS technology – from the very first commercial ICP-MS back in 1983 to the first instrument bringing together the detection limits of a true reaction cell and the simplicity of a collision cell in 2010, and most recently, the industry’s first four-quadrupole system – nearly four decades of patents, innovations, and accolades.

Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) in Food Testing

Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) is a widely used technique for qualitative and quantitative analysis of food composition, food additives, flavor and aroma components and contaminants such as pesticides, natural toxins, veterinary drugs and packaging material. Our portfolio of GC/MS solutions is designed to empower your science and ensure you receive accurate, reliable results – every time.

Immunoassays in Food Testing

As a leader in the food and feed safety testing industry, PerkinElmer develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of test kits for the detection of antibiotics, hormones, veterinary drug residues, natural toxins, pathogens, and a variety of industrial contaminants found within the global food chain. Our goal is to provide food producers, processors, and government agencies with high quality test kits enabling compliance with global and local regulations to produce safe food for their customers. Highlights of our food and feed safety product line include: AuroFlow™ branded rapid lateral flow devices allowing customers to test for antibiotics in raw milk in 7 minutes or less, with little or no required equipment; MaxSignal® ELISA kits, including some of the most sensitive tests on the market, and offering a broad range of solutions for any customer; AOAC-approved kit for detection of histamine with as little as 15 minutes from sample to results. The Solus Pathogen Detection System provides robust and highly efficient assays for the detection of Salmonella, Listeria or E. coli O157. All assays are validated by external independent laboratories to AFNOR 16140 and/or certified by the AOAC Performance Tested Method program. With our quality management system certified to ISO 9001 standards, we strive to deliver high quality products and services in conjunction with exceptional customer service and technical support.

MaxSignal ELISA Kits

An ELISA or Enzyme Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay allows for the rapid screening and quantitation of analytes against a variety of materials. We offer a wide range of ELISA kits to measure the safety of dairy, meat, poultry, seafood, grain, feed, and honey. ELISAs involve at least one antibody with specificity for a particular analyte or antigen and consist of the following basic protocol: Liquid sample containing the target analyte is added to a microwell that is pre-coated with analyte-specific antibodies. Any target analyte in the sample binds to the antibodies. An enzyme-linked antibody or antigen is added to the microwell, also binding to the analyte specific antibodies coated to the microwell. A substrate is added which changes its color as it interacts with the enzymes linked to the analytes or antibodies. The color change is measured with a spectrophotometer. Quantitation of the analyte is determined by comparing the test sample results against a standard curve of known analyte concentrations.