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Improve the efficiency of Cannabis Breeding

Marker Assisted Breeding (MAB), a technique commonly used in agricultural industries, can be used by Cannabis breeders to associate regions of genetic variation (locus/ loci) with a specific phenotypic trait. Marker Assisted Selection (MAS), a selection process used in MAB where a trait of interest is selected based on a specific genetic marker, allows Cannabis breeders to select for specific characteristics such as yield, potency, vigor, disease resistance; potentially strengthening strains and enhancing crops through traditional breeding techniques.

Improve the Efficiency of your Cannabis Testing

PerkinElmer’s portfolio of JANUS® G3 workstations is optimized for the automation of your cannabis product quality and safety analysis and delivers the flexibility to meet your current and future needs. PerkinElmer’s team of application scientists have developed methods allowing the JANUS® G3 workstation to automate primary sample transfer and sample.preparation

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.

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.

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

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%.

Technologies

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.

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.

Improve the efficiency of Cannabis Breeding

Marker Assisted Breeding (MAB), a technique commonly used in agricultural industries, can be used by Cannabis breeders to associate regions of genetic variation (locus/ loci) with a specific phenotypic trait. Marker Assisted Selection (MAS), a selection process used in MAB where a trait of interest is selected based on a specific genetic marker, allows Cannabis breeders to select for specific characteristics such as yield, potency, vigor, disease resistance; potentially strengthening strains and enhancing crops through traditional breeding techniques.

Improve the Efficiency of your Cannabis Testing

PerkinElmer’s portfolio of JANUS® G3 workstations is optimized for the automation of your cannabis product quality and safety analysis and delivers the flexibility to meet your current and future needs. PerkinElmer’s team of application scientists have developed methods allowing the JANUS® G3 workstation to automate primary sample transfer and sample.preparation

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.

Optimization of the Decarboxylation Reaction in Cannabis Extract

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 PerkinElmer Spectrum Two with the UATR accessory allows for the simple and rapid determination of cannabinoid concentrations in cannabis extract. The FT-IR-ATR technique offers a real-time solution to decarboxylation reaction monitoring. The ability to monitor this reaction over time would enable manufacturers of cannabis extract to optimize extraction conditions and identify process deviations. The FT-IR-ATR technique requires small sample quantities, zero sample preparation and minimal operator training.

Technologies

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.

FT-IR Microscopy & Imaging Systems

PerkinElmer infrared imaging and microscopy systems are the culmination of a long PerkinElmer tradition of exceptional optics and purpose-built IR microscopes and FT-IR systems. There are no add-ons or afterthoughts here. Renowned for their sensitivity, spatial resolution, ease of use, and results, they’re engineered to the highest quality specifications and ISO-9000 standards and deliver the highest levels of throughput, reproducibility, and accuracy. So you’re able to analyze even the smallest sample with pinpoint precision. It’s simply the industry’s broadest infrared instrument range and covers all modes – transmission, reflectance, and micro- and macro-Attenuated Reflectance (ATR). It’s also one of the easiest to use, even for nonprofessionals, with no (or minimal) manual adjustments necessary. And you can even get unattended operation if you need it. Nothing could be simpler.

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.

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.

Improve the efficiency of Cannabis Breeding

Marker Assisted Breeding (MAB), a technique commonly used in agricultural industries, can be used by Cannabis breeders to associate regions of genetic variation (locus/ loci) with a specific phenotypic trait. Marker Assisted Selection (MAS), a selection process used in MAB where a trait of interest is selected based on a specific genetic marker, allows Cannabis breeders to select for specific characteristics such as yield, potency, vigor, disease resistance; potentially strengthening strains and enhancing crops through traditional breeding techniques.

Improve the Efficiency of your Cannabis Testing

PerkinElmer’s portfolio of JANUS® G3 workstations is optimized for the automation of your cannabis product quality and safety analysis and delivers the flexibility to meet your current and future needs. PerkinElmer’s team of application scientists have developed methods allowing the JANUS® G3 workstation to automate primary sample transfer and sample.preparation

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.

Optimization of the Decarboxylation Reaction in Cannabis Extract

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 PerkinElmer Spectrum Two with the UATR accessory allows for the simple and rapid determination of cannabinoid concentrations in cannabis extract. The FT-IR-ATR technique offers a real-time solution to decarboxylation reaction monitoring. The ability to monitor this reaction over time would enable manufacturers of cannabis extract to optimize extraction conditions and identify process deviations. The FT-IR-ATR technique requires small sample quantities, zero sample preparation and minimal operator training.

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Technologies

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.

FT-IR Microscopy & Imaging Systems

PerkinElmer infrared imaging and microscopy systems are the culmination of a long PerkinElmer tradition of exceptional optics and purpose-built IR microscopes and FT-IR systems. There are no add-ons or afterthoughts here. Renowned for their sensitivity, spatial resolution, ease of use, and results, they’re engineered to the highest quality specifications and ISO-9000 standards and deliver the highest levels of throughput, reproducibility, and accuracy. So you’re able to analyze even the smallest sample with pinpoint precision. It’s simply the industry’s broadest infrared instrument range and covers all modes – transmission, reflectance, and micro- and macro-Attenuated Reflectance (ATR). It’s also one of the easiest to use, even for nonprofessionals, with no (or minimal) manual adjustments necessary. And you can even get unattended operation if you need it. Nothing could be simpler.

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.

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.

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

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 .

Determination of the Freezing Point Depression of Milk

The LactoScope method for the prediction of the freezing point depression (FPD) of milk is based on a method described by J. Koops et al. (1989). The FPD is predicted from the sample conductivity and infrared measurements for the concentrations of fat, protein and lactose of a sample.

Analysis of the NPN - Calculated urea in raw milk

Rapid routine determination of NPN/Calculated urea in raw milk with LactoScope FTIR milk analyzers. Analysis of NPN/Calculated urea in raw milk provides a useful indication of how effectively cows digest protein in the rumen providing vital information for feeding strategies and reproductive performances.

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 by Flame Atomic Absorption 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.

Safety

Analysis of Aflatoxin M1 in Raw Milk by HPLC with Fluorescence Detection

Effective separation and quantitation of B1, B2, G1, G2 and M1 aflatoxins using SPE sample cleanup and using a PerkinElmer Altus HPLC system with an A-10 FL detector and a Kobra cell for online post-column derivatization.The results exhibited exceptional linearity for each aflatoxin overthe tested concentration range

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.

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.

Technology

NIR - Fourier Transformation in Food Testing

Choose the Frontier™ range of Fourier Transform IR spectrometers for superior spectroscopic performance in demanding applications. Powerful and adaptable, the Frontier meets all your current analysis needs and can be expanded as your research goals evolve. An exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and photometric performance assures optimal spectral quality to ensure best-in-class sensitivity. This configurable platform provides dependable and consistent operation through years of service.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Choose Your Dairy Solution

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Analysis of Micronutrients in Milk by Flame Atomic Absorption 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.

Safety

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.

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.

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.

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.

Technologies

NIR - Fourier Transformation in Food Testing

Choose the Frontier™ range of Fourier Transform IR spectrometers for superior spectroscopic performance in demanding applications. Powerful and adaptable, the Frontier meets all your current analysis needs and can be expanded as your research goals evolve. An exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and photometric performance assures optimal spectral quality to ensure best-in-class sensitivity. This configurable platform provides dependable and consistent operation through years of service.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Choose Your Dairy Solution

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.

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 .

Analysis of Micronutrients in Milk by Flame Atomic Absorption 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.

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.

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.

Safety

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.

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.

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.

Technologies

NIR - Fourier Transformation in Food Testing

Choose the Frontier™ range of Fourier Transform IR spectrometers for superior spectroscopic performance in demanding applications. Powerful and adaptable, the Frontier meets all your current analysis needs and can be expanded as your research goals evolve. An exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and photometric performance assures optimal spectral quality to ensure best-in-class sensitivity. This configurable platform provides dependable and consistent operation through years of service.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Choose Your Dairy Solution

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.

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.

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

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 .

Determination of the Freezing Point Depression of Milk

The LactoScope method for the prediction of the freezing point depression (FPD) of milk is based on a method described by J. Koops et al. (1989). The FPD is predicted from the sample conductivity and infrared measurements for the concentrations of fat, protein and lactose of a sample.

Analysis of the NPN - Calculated urea in raw milk

Rapid routine determination of NPN/Calculated urea in raw milk with LactoScope FTIR milk analyzers. Analysis of NPN/Calculated urea in raw milk provides a useful indication of how effectively cows digest protein in the rumen providing vital information for feeding strategies and reproductive performances.

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 by Flame Atomic Absorption 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.

Safety

Analysis of Aflatoxin M1 in Raw Milk by HPLC with Fluorescence Detection

Effective separation and quantitation of B1, B2, G1, G2 and M1 aflatoxins using SPE sample cleanup and using a PerkinElmer Altus HPLC system with an A-10 FL detector and a Kobra cell for online post-column derivatization.The results exhibited exceptional linearity for each aflatoxin overthe tested concentration range

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.

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.

Technology

NIR - Fourier Transformation in Food Testing

Choose the Frontier™ range of Fourier Transform IR spectrometers for superior spectroscopic performance in demanding applications. Powerful and adaptable, the Frontier meets all your current analysis needs and can be expanded as your research goals evolve. An exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and photometric performance assures optimal spectral quality to ensure best-in-class sensitivity. This configurable platform provides dependable and consistent operation through years of service.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 - 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.

Choose Your Grain Solution

Quality Analysis

Analysis of Properties of Wheat Using FT 9700 FT-NIR Analyzer

Harvested wheat is typically milled into flour which can then be used tomake a wide range of foods, such as bread and pasta or used as rawmaterial in feed production. Moisture and protein are key parameters for evaluating quality of a wheat sample to be used in flour milling or for setting up formulation in feed milling. This application note shows The results show that the FT 9700 NIR analyzer can accurately determine both the moisture and protein content in ground wheat samples.

Analysis of Properties of Corn Using FT 9700 FT-NIR Analyzer

Moisture, starch, protein and fat are important parameters to consider when assessing the quality of corn. The specialty end uses for corn often require these parameters to fall within a certain range. More worryingly, particularly high or low concentrations of these parameters could lead to health or economic issues.This work shows accurate determination of multiple parameters of ground corn samples obtained with the FT 9700 NIR.

Analysis of Monogastric Feed using the DA 7250 Feed Analyzer

Animal performance and milling cost are dicated by nutritional requirements. Food producers must have full knowledge of the nutritional value of raw materials and finished products. The DA 7250 Feed Analyzer, a proven full-spectrum NIR instrument, can analyze all the required parameters in monogastric feed accurately in 6 seconds.

Quantification of Rice Aroma

This application note describes the automated HS-GC/NPD technique applied to the analysis of various type of rice samples. This method was successful for the determination of a key aroma compound, 2AP, in rice sample with different varieties. The method showed in this study is rapid, convenient and requires little sample preparation making it an ideal analysis tool for aroma analysis of rices.

Analysis of Moisture, Protein, Soluble Protein and Color in Barley malt using DA 7200 NIR Analyzer

Analysis of Moisture, Protein, Soluble Protein and Color in Barley malt using the DA 7200 NIR Analyzer

Rice bran - DA 7250

Rice bran is a by-product of the rice millng process, and is an important ingredient in many animal feeds. As such, its nutritional content is of high importance, and rapid analysis of parameters such as moisture, oil and protein are great benefit to rice processors as well as feed producers. Tis application demonstrates how the DA 7250 can analyze rice bran in a few seconds using large open rotating sample dishes.

Soy hulls - DA 7250

When handling and processing soy hulls, it is important to have accurate information on its composition. Moisture, protein, oil and fiber levels determine its value and how to use and process it. The DA 7250 is a Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) instruments is designed for optimal use in agricultural products. Using novel Diode Array technology, the DA 7250 is unique in its versatility and accuracy.

Detecting Quinoa Flour Using FT-NIR

Quinoa flour is a high-value product and, therefore, susceptible to adulteration with lower-value flours. Fourier Transform Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-NIR) provides a quick and easy method to determine the identity and concentration of any adulterants present in quinoa flour.

Analysis of Dried Distiller's Grain (DDG) Using DA 7250 Diode Array Based High Speed Analysis System

Analysis of Dried Distiller’s Grain (DDGs) is an important aspect of Ethanol Production and Feed Manufacturing. The composition affects processing of the materials and the profitability of selling & buying this important by-product /ingredient. Ethanol producers can use the real time analysis to monitor and control the process. Monitoring moisturecontent allows operators to optimize the drying process ensuring an acceptable end product while reducing energy usage. Feed plants can use the system to monitor suppliers, optimize formulation, and for cost control of ingredients. The Diode Array 7250 can analyze DDGs for the aforementioned constituents. The large spot size and analysis area remove the effects of sample heterogeneity thereby producing more reliable and representative results. The speed allows users to easily and accurately analyze many samples a day in nearly real-timewith no sample prep or clean-up.

Safety Analysis

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.

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.

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.

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.

NIR - Fourier Transformation in Food Testing

Choose the Frontier™ range of Fourier Transform IR spectrometers for superior spectroscopic performance in demanding applications. Powerful and adaptable, the Frontier meets all your current analysis needs and can be expanded as your research goals evolve. An exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and photometric performance assures optimal spectral quality to ensure best-in-class sensitivity. This configurable platform provides dependable and consistent operation through years of service.

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.

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.

Gas Chromatography (GC) in Food Testing

Better GC for the most critical applications We offer industry-leading chromatographic solutions to help ensure the quality and safety of food supplies around the world. GC for food quality applications helps food processors to characterize flavor and fragrance profile of finished goods to meet consumers demands. For food safety, we enable the detection of harmful contaminants and pesticides to help ensure compliance with global regulations to protect human health.

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.

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 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.

Choose Your Grain Solution

Quailty Analysis

Grain Testing Solutions

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. Our analytical technologies help farmers, traders, andprocessors get the most value from grain at each stage of its journey, from farm to consumer.

Analysis of Properties of Wheat Using FT 9700 FT-NIR Analyzer

Harvested wheat is typically milled into flour which can then be used tomake a wide range of foods, such as bread and pasta or used as rawmaterial in feed production. Moisture and protein are key parameters for evaluating quality of a wheat sample to be used in flour milling or for setting up formulation in feed milling. This application note shows The results show that the FT 9700 NIR analyzer can accurately determine both the moisture and protein content in ground wheat samples.

Analysis of Properties of Corn Using FT 9700 FT-NIR Analyzer

Moisture, starch, protein and fat are important parameters to consider when assessing the quality of corn. The specialty end uses for corn often require these parameters to fall within a certain range. More worryingly, particularly high or low concentrations of these parameters could lead to health or economic issues.This work shows accurate determination of multiple parameters of ground corn samples obtained with the FT 9700 NIR.

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.

Barley (stored) method - RVA 14.02

Barley must retain high viability level in storage, typically above 95%, to be accepted for malting. The RVA Stirring Number test provides a rapid method for assessing sprout damage in malting barley.

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.

Corn Starch Method

This method is applicable to unmodified corn and other cereal starches. A 13-minute test in the RVA provides a rapid yet accurate alternative to study the cooking properties of unmodified cereal starches, making it suitable for both research and quality control applications.

doughLAB Standard Method - doughLAB 06.03

doughLAB is a flexible dough rheometer with conventional z-arm mixing action. This work shows standard method for studying mixing characteristics of samples. The method is suitable for very strong flours or samples that are difficult to develop.

Farinograph Equivalent Method - doughLAB 04.01

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

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.

Safety Analysis

Fast Digestion Analysis of Lead and Cadmium in Rice Using Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption

Lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) are common pollutants in grains and are extremely toxic. Pb is harmful to human organs even at trace levels, and once it accumulates in the body, it causes inhibition of hemoglobin formation and neurological disorders. Cd is even classified as human carcinogen [Group 1 - according to International Agency for Research on Cancer]. It is reported that Cd leads to severe kidney problems which can be fatal and is also associated with brittle bones and liver problems. Rice, as the most widely consumed cereal grain in Asia/China, can quickly pick up Pb and Cd from toxins, pesticides and fertilizers in the soil, thereby endangering the health of millions of people through their diet. Therefore, it is extremely important to develop a simple, reliable method to monitor the levels of Pb and Cd in rice. According to Chinese national standard GB 2715-2016 Hygienic Standard for Grain, the maximum concentrations of Pb or Cd in grains must be below 0.2 mg/kg; the allowable level in the European Union is the same [EC 1881/2006]. The official technique for the determination of heavy metals in both cases is graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy (GFAAS, GB/T 5009. 12-2017, GB/T 5009-2017. 15 and EN 14083:2003). Samples can be pretreated using various methods, including microwave digestion, hot block digestion, dry ashing, and hot plate digestion. It is found that these conventional digestion procedures are always complicated and time-consuming (two-four hours or even longer). Plus, conventional sample preparation techniques require large quantities of corrosive and oxidizing reagents, increasing the chance for contamination which could lead to inaccurate results. Special PTFE vessels are needed for microwave digestion; however, reusable utensils might also cause cross contamination.

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.

Direct Analysis of Glyphosate and Similar Polar Pesticides in Oatmeal by UHPLC-MS/MS

Analysis of glyphosate and similiar polar pesticides in oatmeal using the PerkinElmer QSight LCMSMS.

Detecting Quinoa Flour Using FT-NIR

Quinoa flour is a high-value product and, therefore, susceptible to adulteration with lower-value flours. Fourier Transform Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-NIR) provides a quick and easy method to determine the identity and concentration of any adulterants present in quinoa flour.

Arsenic Speciation Analysis in Brown Rice by HPLC-ICP-MS Using the NexION350D

This work demonstrates the ability to separate and measure arsenic compounds present in brown rice samples by selection of proper HPLC and ICP-MS conditions. The resultsof this work correlate very well with those of the other organizations participating in the study. These results prove that the combination of Flexar HPLC and NexION ICP-MS issuitable for the analysis of different forms of arsenic in brown rice.

Arsenic Speciation Analysis in White Rice by HPLC- ICP-MS Using the NexION 350D

This work has demonstrates the ability to separate and measure arsenic compounds present in rice. Sample preparation involves a non-aggressive extraction procedure to preserve the species as much as possible. The chromatography separates all species in less than four minutes using an isocratic method and is unaffected by the rice matrix. The results of the separation were validated by comparing the speciated and total results. These results prove that the combination of Flexar HPLC and NexION ICP-MS is suitable for the analysis of different forms of arsenic in white rice.

Technologies

NIR - Fourier Transformation in Food Testing

Choose the Frontier™ range of Fourier Transform IR spectrometers for superior spectroscopic performance in demanding applications. Powerful and adaptable, the Frontier meets all your current analysis needs and can be expanded as your research goals evolve. An exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and photometric performance assures optimal spectral quality to ensure best-in-class sensitivity. This configurable platform provides dependable and consistent operation through years of service.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Choose Your Grain Solution

Quality Analysis

Analysis of Properties of Wheat Using FT 9700 FT-NIR Analyzer

Harvested wheat is typically milled into flour which can then be used tomake a wide range of foods, such as bread and pasta or used as rawmaterial in feed production. Moisture and protein are key parameters for evaluating quality of a wheat sample to be used in flour milling or for setting up formulation in feed milling. This application note shows The results show that the FT 9700 NIR analyzer can accurately determine both the moisture and protein content in ground wheat samples.

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 (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.

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.

Wheat flour method (ethanol) - RVA 24.02

Wheat flour quality can vary greatly between samples. The quality of the gluten protein in wheat flour largely determines its suitability for use in many products including pan breads, flat breads, cakes, pastries and alkaline noodles, although each application requires a different quality. For example, strong wheat flour is preferred for commercially produced pan breads because of its good mixing tolerance and superior baking qualities. Combining speed, precision, flexibility and automation, the RVA is a unique tool for product development, quality and process control and quality assurance.

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 proteolytic insect damage detection method - RVA 40.01

Insect damage of wheat grains results in reduced flour quality, which leads to weak doughs, breads of low volume and poor texture. The insect injects its saliva into the grain and lay eggs that hatch and develop in vivo, often leaving no visible external damage. This method shows the use the RVA to rapidly differentiate sound and insect-damaged wheat samples.

Semolina Method - doughLAB 03.02

This method describes an accelerated procedure for testing semolina samples using the doughLAB. Using a faster mixing speed, results can be obtained quicker and more accurately. The method is applicable to flour that is very strong or is difficult to develop.

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.

Detecting Quinoa Flour Using FT-NIR

Quinoa flour is a high-value product and, therefore, susceptible to adulteration with lower-value flours. Fourier Transform Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-NIR) provides a quick and easy method to determine the identity and concentration of any adulterants present in quinoa flour.

Safety 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.

Direct Analysis of Glyphosate and Similar Polar Pesticides in Oatmeal by UHPLC-MS/MS

Analysis of glyphosate and similiar polar pesticides in oatmeal using the PerkinElmer QSight LCMSMS.

Arsenic Speciation Analysis in Brown Rice by HPLC-ICP-MS Using the NexION350D

This work demonstrates the ability to separate and measure arsenic compounds present in brown rice samples by selection of proper HPLC and ICP-MS conditions. The resultsof this work correlate very well with those of the other organizations participating in the study. These results prove that the combination of Flexar HPLC and NexION ICP-MS issuitable for the analysis of different forms of arsenic in brown rice.

Arsenic Speciation Analysis in White Rice by HPLC- ICP-MS Using the NexION 350D

This work has demonstrates the ability to separate and measure arsenic compounds present in rice. Sample preparation involves a non-aggressive extraction procedure to preserve the species as much as possible. The chromatography separates all species in less than four minutes using an isocratic method and is unaffected by the rice matrix. The results of the separation were validated by comparing the speciated and total results. These results prove that the combination of Flexar HPLC and NexION ICP-MS is suitable for the analysis of different forms of arsenic in white rice.

Grain Testing Solutions

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. Our analytical technologies help farmers, traders, andprocessors get the most value from grain at each stage of its journey, from farm to consumer.

Tecnologies

NIR - Fourier Transformation in Food Testing

Choose the Frontier™ range of Fourier Transform IR spectrometers for superior spectroscopic performance in demanding applications. Powerful and adaptable, the Frontier meets all your current analysis needs and can be expanded as your research goals evolve. An exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and photometric performance assures optimal spectral quality to ensure best-in-class sensitivity. This configurable platform provides dependable and consistent operation through years of service.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Choose Your Grain Solution

Quality Analysis

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.

Analysis of Monogastric Feed using the DA 7250 Feed Analyzer

Animal performance and milling cost are dicated by nutritional requirements. Food producers must have full knowledge of the nutritional value of raw materials and finished products. The DA 7250 Feed Analyzer, a proven full-spectrum NIR instrument, can analyze all the required parameters in monogastric feed accurately in 6 seconds.

Quantification of Rice Aroma

This application note describes the automated HS-GC/NPD technique applied to the analysis of various type of rice samples. This method was successful for the determination of a key aroma compound, 2AP, in rice sample with different varieties. The method showed in this study is rapid, convenient and requires little sample preparation making it an ideal analysis tool for aroma analysis of rices.

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.

Safety Analysis

Fast Digestion Analysis of Lead and Cadmium in Rice Using Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption

Lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) are common pollutants in grains and are extremely toxic. Pb is harmful to human organs even at trace levels, and once it accumulates in the body, it causes inhibition of hemoglobin formation and neurological disorders. Cd is even classified as human carcinogen [Group 1 - according to International Agency for Research on Cancer]. It is reported that Cd leads to severe kidney problems which can be fatal and is also associated with brittle bones and liver problems. Rice, as the most widely consumed cereal grain in Asia/China, can quickly pick up Pb and Cd from toxins, pesticides and fertilizers in the soil, thereby endangering the health of millions of people through their diet. Therefore, it is extremely important to develop a simple, reliable method to monitor the levels of Pb and Cd in rice. According to Chinese national standard GB 2715-2016 Hygienic Standard for Grain, the maximum concentrations of Pb or Cd in grains must be below 0.2 mg/kg; the allowable level in the European Union is the same [EC 1881/2006]. The official technique for the determination of heavy metals in both cases is graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy (GFAAS, GB/T 5009. 12-2017, GB/T 5009-2017. 15 and EN 14083:2003). Samples can be pretreated using various methods, including microwave digestion, hot block digestion, dry ashing, and hot plate digestion. It is found that these conventional digestion procedures are always complicated and time-consuming (two-four hours or even longer). Plus, conventional sample preparation techniques require large quantities of corrosive and oxidizing reagents, increasing the chance for contamination which could lead to inaccurate results. Special PTFE vessels are needed for microwave digestion; however, reusable utensils might also cause cross contamination.

Analysis of Aflatoxins by UHPLC

Aflatoxin B1 is considered to be the most genotoxic of the mycotoxins, and, when ingested by cows, is converted to aflatoxin M1 which has been shown to cause liver cancer in certain animals.

Analysis of Multi-Residue Pesticides in Rice by LC/MS/MS

Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) has become the method of choice for pesticide analysis due to its high selectivity and sensitivity as well as its suitability for a wide range of compounds in various sample matrices. 0 In this study, a fast, sensitive and selective multi- residue method has been developed for analysis of over 200 pesticides in rice samples by coupling a modified QuEChERS extraction method with LC/MS/MS. Using time-managed- MRM™ in the QSight® triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, the optimum dwell time of multiple MRM transitions can be generated automatically for the targeted analytes. This not only saves time in method development but also improves data quality and analytical performance, as demonstrated in this study by the results of multi- residue pesticide analysis in rice samples.

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.

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.

Direct Analysis of Glyphosate and Similar Polar Pesticides in Oatmeal by UHPLC-MS/MS

Analysis of glyphosate and similiar polar pesticides in oatmeal using the PerkinElmer QSight LCMSMS.

Arsenic Speciation Analysis in Brown Rice by HPLC-ICP-MS Using the NexION350D

This work demonstrates the ability to separate and measure arsenic compounds present in brown rice samples by selection of proper HPLC and ICP-MS conditions. The resultsof this work correlate very well with those of the other organizations participating in the study. These results prove that the combination of Flexar HPLC and NexION ICP-MS issuitable for the analysis of different forms of arsenic in brown rice.

Arsenic Speciation Analysis in White Rice by HPLC- ICP-MS Using the NexION 350D

This work has demonstrates the ability to separate and measure arsenic compounds present in rice. Sample preparation involves a non-aggressive extraction procedure to preserve the species as much as possible. The chromatography separates all species in less than four minutes using an isocratic method and is unaffected by the rice matrix. The results of the separation were validated by comparing the speciated and total results. These results prove that the combination of Flexar HPLC and NexION ICP-MS is suitable for the analysis of different forms of arsenic in white rice.

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.

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.

NIR - Fourier Transformation in Food Testing

Choose the Frontier™ range of Fourier Transform IR spectrometers for superior spectroscopic performance in demanding applications. Powerful and adaptable, the Frontier meets all your current analysis needs and can be expanded as your research goals evolve. An exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and photometric performance assures optimal spectral quality to ensure best-in-class sensitivity. This configurable platform provides dependable and consistent operation through years of service.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Analysis of Dried Distiller's Grain (DDG) Using DA 7250 Diode Array Based High Speed Analysis System

Analysis of Dried Distiller’s Grain (DDGs) is an important aspect of Ethanol Production and Feed Manufacturing. The composition affects processing of the materials and the profitability of selling & buying this important by-product /ingredient. Ethanol producers can use the real time analysis to monitor and control the process. Monitoring moisturecontent allows operators to optimize the drying process ensuring an acceptable end product while reducing energy usage. Feed plants can use the system to monitor suppliers, optimize formulation, and for cost control of ingredients. The Diode Array 7250 can analyze DDGs for the aforementioned constituents. The large spot size and analysis area remove the effects of sample heterogeneity thereby producing more reliable and representative results. The speed allows users to easily and accurately analyze many samples a day in nearly real-timewith no sample prep or clean-up.

Analysis of Dry Peas for Moisture, Protein, Ash and Starch

Accurate monitoring of moisture, protein, ash and starch content of dry peas is important for quality control and cost monitoring. Since dry peas are a bulk commodity, there is a need to analyze many samples quickly. Reference methods of analysis – particularly the analysis of starch – are time consuming, error prone, and require trained lab technicians. In all instances, cost savings are dependent both upon the accuracy of the analyses and the availability of real-time results. Using the DA 7250 at-line NIR, operation staff can perform their own analysis 24/7 and have instant access to the results. The results can be used for binning, blending, process optimization, quality control and prevention of costly mistakes.

Determination of Wine Color and Total Phenol Content using the LAMBDA PDA UV/Vis Spectrophotometers

This application note shows the versatility of PerkinElmer’s LAMBDA™ 265 and LAMBDA 465 PDA UV/Visible Spectrophotometers for quantification of the total phenol content in the wines, and also wine color to be measured to determine quality and any potential contamination.

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.

Next Day Salmonella Testing

In a fast-paced food testing environment, processing samples quickly and efficiently is critical, enabling production facilities to take immediate action when necessary. As sample volumes fluctuate, your lab must have the flexibility to cope with varying demands, maximizing throughput with optimal use of resources. That’s the kind of capability our Solus One™ Salmonella pathogen detection system can provide. The Solus One Salmonella assay is highly efficient and for next-day detection of Salmonella in food and environmental samples. The immunoassay has been developed alongside dedicated selective enrichment media and can be automated using the Dynex DS2 microplate processor for a complete pathogen detection system.

Fast Sensitive Listeria Testing

The Solus Listeria ELISA test kit provides laboratories with an easy-to-use, cost-effective, highly efficient method for the detection of Listeria in food and environmental samples.

Technology

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.

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.

UV/Vis Spectroscopy in Food Testing

Uv/Vis Spectroscopy is an important, flexible, simple and widespread analytical method largely used in the food industry for quality control of food and beverages as it allows the identification of origin and the detection of adulteration, among other key important characteristics in food products From compact, mobile, ultraviolet instruments to high-performance bench-top systems, we have the solution for every laboratory need.

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.

Next Day Environmental Listeria Testing

A highly efficient assay for next-day detection of Listeria spp. in environmental samples, Solus One Listeria provides results from a single enrichment step in less than 25 hours. Solus One Listeria extends our pathogen systems range, which comprise of specifically designed immunoassay kits, dedicated selective enrichment media and automated liquid handling.

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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.

Evaporated Milk - DA 7250

Evaporated milk is an important ingredient for many products and an important form for long term storage of milk. The total solids and fat content are keys to proper performance as an ingredient and long term storage. Correct uantities impart both functional and flavor characteristics. In addition, accurate control of total solids and fat can optimize profitability of the processor. The Diode Array 7250 can accurately analyze evaporated milk for total soids and fat content. The speed of analysis allows users to easily and accurately analyze many samples a day in nearly real time.

Feed, ruminant - DA 7250

This application note present the DA 7250 Feed, ruminant

Analysis of Dried Distiller's Grain (DDG) Using DA 7250 Diode Array Based High Speed Analysis System

Analysis of Dried Distiller’s Grain (DDGs) is an important aspect of Ethanol Production and Feed Manufacturing. The composition affects processing of the materials and the profitability of selling & buying this important by-product /ingredient. Ethanol producers can use the real time analysis to monitor and control the process. Monitoring moisturecontent allows operators to optimize the drying process ensuring an acceptable end product while reducing energy usage. Feed plants can use the system to monitor suppliers, optimize formulation, and for cost control of ingredients. The Diode Array 7250 can analyze DDGs for the aforementioned constituents. The large spot size and analysis area remove the effects of sample heterogeneity thereby producing more reliable and representative results. The speed allows users to easily and accurately analyze many samples a day in nearly real-timewith no sample prep or clean-up.

Petfood, wet - DA 7250

When producing petfood it is critical to maintain productquality at the same time as production costs are controlled.This requires rapid and accurate analysis of key quality parameters such as moisture,protein and fat. The Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) technique is particularly suited for measurements of these parameters. DA 7250 can perform a multi-component analysis in only 6 seconds with no sample grading or sampe preparation required.

Elemental Analysis of Beer by Flame Atomic Absorption with the PinAAcle 900

This work demonstrates the ability to measure several elements in beer with Flame atomic absorption using the PinAAcle 900. No significant differences were observed between beers in glass bottles or metal cans.

The Analysis of Copper, Iron, and Manganese in Wine with FAST Flame Atomic Absorption

This work demonstrates the ability of the PinAAcle 900 flame AA spectrometer to measure Cu, Fe, and Mn in wines to comply with Chinese wine import regulations coupled with FAST Flame sample automation for increased throughput.

Determination of Sugar as Glucose in a Soft Drink Using the LAMBDA PDA UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

In this application note, the amount of sugar or carbohydrate in a soft drink was determined using a colorimetric method. The rapid measurement of the PDA (Photodiode Array) UV/Vis Spectrophotometer allows for the collection of accurate data from the time-dependent reaction. The calibration curve was automatically calculated using the Quantification mode of the UV Lab™ software.

Safety

Pesticide Residues Analysis by Clarus GC

This Application Note talks about pesticide residues analysis tested by Clarus 690 Gas Chromatograph

Next Day Salmonella Testing

In a fast-paced food testing environment, processing samples quickly and efficiently is critical, enabling production facilities to take immediate action when necessary. As sample volumes fluctuate, your lab must have the flexibility to cope with varying demands, maximizing throughput with optimal use of resources. That’s the kind of capability our Solus One™ Salmonella pathogen detection system can provide. The Solus One Salmonella assay is highly efficient and for next-day detection of Salmonella in food and environmental samples. The immunoassay has been developed alongside dedicated selective enrichment media and can be automated using the Dynex DS2 microplate processor for a complete pathogen detection system.

Fast Sensitive Listeria Testing

The Solus Listeria ELISA test kit provides laboratories with an easy-to-use, cost-effective, highly efficient method for the detection of Listeria in food and environmental samples.

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.

Determination of Toxic, Trace and Essential Elements in Food Matrices using THGA Coupled with Longitudinal Zeeman Background Correction

Ingestion of trace elements from food can be linked to nutrition, disease, and physiological development. Whether they are needed for proper nutritional value or contain toxic elements, the presence of major and minor elements in food needs to be verified to help determine health effects for the consumer. Acute or chronic exposure to heavy metals can lead to damaged nervous system function and have detrimental effects on vital organs. Food safety laboratories performing these analyses are often high-throughput and require a detection tool that is efficient and cost effective.

Technologies

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.

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.

UV/Vis Spectroscopy in Food Testing

Uv/Vis Spectroscopy is an important, flexible, simple and widespread analytical method largely used in the food industry for quality control of food and beverages as it allows the identification of origin and the detection of adulteration, among other key important characteristics in food products From compact, mobile, ultraviolet instruments to high-performance bench-top systems, we have the solution for every laboratory need.

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.

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.

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The Elemental Analysis of Grains with the NexION 300/350 ICP-MS

Trace elemental analysis of grains can provide associations between air pollution sources and soil variables. The elemental capabilities and dynamic range of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) make it ideally suited for the analysis of food materials. The ultratrace detection limits of ICP-MS permit the determination of low-level contaminants, such as Pb, As, Se, and Hg, while the macro-level nutritional elements, such as Ca, Mg, K, and Na, can be quantified usingthe extended dynamic range capability of ICP-MS which provides the ability to measure concentrations over nine orders of magnitude.

Practical Food Applications of Differential Scanning Calorimetry (Dsc)

This note describes a number of important food applications utilising the PerkinElmer DSC demonstrating the versatility of the technique as a tool in the food industry.

Determination of Total Protein Using the LAMBDA UV/Vis Spectrophotometer: Lowry Method

The Lowry and Biuret methods are standard methods for protein quantification. Ohnishi and Barr1 modified and simplified the Biuret combined reagent for the Lowry procedure and at the same time improved its stability. This application note describes the modified Lowry procedure for quantitative analysis of protein using the LAMBDA 465 and UV Lab software.

Determination of a-acids in Hops and Beers

One essential aspect of the quality control in beer brewing is making sure that the type and amount of a-acids are the same from batch to batch, and that their transformation into the bitter iso-a-acids during the brewing process gives individual brand its recognizable taste consistently . This application note presents a straightforward method to determine the type and amount of a-acids in pellets from five hops varieties. An American IPA beer is analyzed to confirm the presence of isomerized a-acids.

Safety

Direct Analysis of Glyphosate in Wine with No Sample Preparation

Glyphosate is an organophosphate herbicide that is used on crops to kill weeds and grasses. We present a study that involves direct analysis of glyphosate in wine on a mixed mode column with no sample dilution or extraction using a PerkinElmer QSight® 220 triple quadruple mass spectrometer with a patented StayClean™ source, consisting of a hot surface induced desolvation (HSID)™ interface and a Laminar Flow Ion Guide™. Both the HSID and ion guide prevent any contaminants from entering the mass spectrometer, keeping it at its highest performance level and, thereby, maintenance free.

Pesticide Residues and Illegal Additives in Wine

Both pesticides and illegal additives, if present in significant levels in wine, can pose health risk to consumers. In this study, a simple and sensitive LC-MS/MS method has been developed and applied for the determination of both pesticides and pigments in a single analytical run.

Analysis of Multi-Residue Pesticides in Rice by LC/MS/MS

Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) has become the method of choice for pesticide analysis due to its high selectivity and sensitivity as well as its suitability for a wide range of compounds in various sample matrices. 0 In this study, a fast, sensitive and selective multi- residue method has been developed for analysis of over 200 pesticides in rice samples by coupling a modified QuEChERS extraction method with LC/MS/MS. Using time-managed- MRM™ in the QSight® triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, the optimum dwell time of multiple MRM transitions can be generated automatically for the targeted analytes. This not only saves time in method development but also improves data quality and analytical performance, as demonstrated in this study by the results of multi- residue pesticide analysis in rice samples.

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.

Estimation of 136 pesticide residue in Black Pepper using QuEChERS extraction technique and QSight™ LC-MS/MS

It is very well known that Black pepper is a complex matrix that requires a proper extraction and clean-up method for interferences. In this study, a fast, sensitive and selective multi-residue method has been developed for analysis of over 136 pesticides in Pepper samples by coupling a modified QuEChERS extraction method with LC/MS/MS. Using time-managed- MRM™ in the QSight™ triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, the optimum dwell time of multiple MRM transitions can be generated automatically for the targeted analytes. This not only saves time in method development but also improves data quality and analytical performance of instrument.

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.

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 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.

Arsenic Speciation Analysis in Rice Following Method GB 5009.11-2014 to Ensure Safety

Rice represents a dietary staple for over half of the world's population. However, in recent years, concerns have been raised over the presence of high levels of arsenic (As), where this carcinogenic metalloid can be accumulated at levels far exceeding ambient concentrations. Since China is the world's largest producer of rice, the Chinese government released a national standard method in 2014 for food safety – GB 5009.11– to aid the evaluation of As species in rice and rice products. In this document, HPLC-ICP-MS is identified as the preferred analytical technique. In this study, five arsenic species were characterized in a commercial rice sample and certified reference material using a gradient anion-exchange method in accordance with GB 5009.11. The analysis was performed using a PerkinElmer NexSAR™ HPLC-ICP-MS speciation solution, consisting of a NexSAR inert HPLC coupled to a NexION® ICP-MS.

Fast Digestion Analysis of Lead and Cadmium in Rice Using Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption

Lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) are common pollutants in grains and are extremely toxic. Pb is harmful to human organs even at trace levels, and once it accumulates in the body, it causes inhibition of hemoglobin formation and neurological disorders. Cd is even classified as human carcinogen [Group 1 - according to International Agency for Research on Cancer]. It is reported that Cd leads to severe kidney problems which can be fatal and is also associated with brittle bones and liver problems. Rice, as the most widely consumed cereal grain in Asia/China, can quickly pick up Pb and Cd from toxins, pesticides and fertilizers in the soil, thereby endangering the health of millions of people through their diet. Therefore, it is extremely important to develop a simple, reliable method to monitor the levels of Pb and Cd in rice. According to Chinese national standard GB 2715-2016 Hygienic Standard for Grain, the maximum concentrations of Pb or Cd in grains must be below 0.2 mg/kg; the allowable level in the European Union is the same [EC 1881/2006]. The official technique for the determination of heavy metals in both cases is graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy (GFAAS, GB/T 5009. 12-2017, GB/T 5009-2017. 15 and EN 14083:2003). Samples can be pretreated using various methods, including microwave digestion, hot block digestion, dry ashing, and hot plate digestion. It is found that these conventional digestion procedures are always complicated and time-consuming (two-four hours or even longer). Plus, conventional sample preparation techniques require large quantities of corrosive and oxidizing reagents, increasing the chance for contamination which could lead to inaccurate results. Special PTFE vessels are needed for microwave digestion; however, reusable utensils might also cause cross contamination.

Technologies

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.

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.

UV/Vis Spectroscopy in Food Testing

Uv/Vis Spectroscopy is an important, flexible, simple and widespread analytical method largely used in the food industry for quality control of food and beverages as it allows the identification of origin and the detection of adulteration, among other key important characteristics in food products From compact, mobile, ultraviolet instruments to high-performance bench-top systems, we have the solution for every laboratory need.

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.

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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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.

Corn - DA 7250

Whenever corn is used as a raw material it is important to have fast and full knowledge of its composition and properties. In wet or dry milling, feed milling, ethanol production and other processing, the raw material will affect the process efficiency as well as the quality of the final product. The DA 7250 can accurately determine moisture, protein, oil and starch in corn in 6 seconds without prior sample grinding.

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.

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.

Determination of Toxic, Trace and Essential Elements in Food Matrices using THGA Coupled with Longitudinal Zeeman Background Correction

Ingestion of trace elements from food can be linked to nutrition, disease, and physiological development. Whether they are needed for proper nutritional value or contain toxic elements, the presence of major and minor elements in food needs to be verified to help determine health effects for the consumer. Acute or chronic exposure to heavy metals can lead to damaged nervous system function and have detrimental effects on vital organs. Food safety laboratories performing these analyses are often high-throughput and require a detection tool that is efficient and cost effective.

Analysis of Pb, Cd and As in Tea Leaves Using Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

A major challenge in the analysis of tea leaves is the extremely low analyte levels and thevery high matrix levels. For many years, graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry(GFAAS) has been a reliable technique and the preferred method for this analysis. The use oflongitudinal Zeeman background correction and matrix modifiers help to achieve extremelylow detection limits in high matrix samples such as tea leaves, making GFAAS an indispensibletool for carrying out such analyses.

The Analysis of Copper, Iron, and Manganese in Wine with FAST Flame Atomic Absorption

This work demonstrates the ability of the PinAAcle 900 flame AA spectrometer to measure Cu, Fe, and Mn in wines to comply with Chinese wine import regulations coupled with FAST Flame sample automation for increased throughput.

Technologies

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.

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.

UV/Vis Spectroscopy in Food Testing

Uv/Vis Spectroscopy is an important, flexible, simple and widespread analytical method largely used in the food industry for quality control of food and beverages as it allows the identification of origin and the detection of adulteration, among other key important characteristics in food products From compact, mobile, ultraviolet instruments to high-performance bench-top systems, we have the solution for every laboratory need.

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.

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Quality

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Choose Your Meat & Seafood Solution

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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Quality

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.

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

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.

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.

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.