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In its simplest terms, dietary fiber content in a sample is measured in the laboratory by what is called an enzymatic-gravimetric method. After defatting, a food sample is treated with enzymes that mimic the digestive process in the human small intestine. Digestible carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars and removed from the sample by precipitation using ethanol followed by filtration.
An alternative to a traditional Laboratory Information Management System is expected to allow for ease in food safety labs complying with FSMA. The NuGenesis Lab Management System can enable a food testing lab to quickly and productively keep more detailed records as the system captures files, reports, and data streams that can be required during an inspection.
The right tools and services can keep labs running smoothly
Features: A Magnetic Approach to VTEC/STEC
Examining the nature, characterization, and detection of non-O157 VTEC/STEC with a focus on immunomagnetic separation as a technique of interest
Food companies around the world are sending an increased amount of quality and safety testing to third-party contract testing laboratories, according to a new report from Strategic Consulting, Inc., a provider of market research to food safety diagnostics companies. Total revenues for food contract test labs are estimated to reach $3.05 billion in 2013, up from $1.95 billion just five years ago, at a compound annual growth rate of 9.4 percent worldwide.
Features: The Paperless Microbiology Laboratory
Linking LIMS with an automated approach is allowing one lab to improve the progress of its sample workflow
Features: Sample Preparation Selection
Typically regarded as the bottleneck in the analytical laboratory, sample preparation can be conducted more smoothly by assessing the strengths and drawbacks of three common used approaches in food safety—LLE, QuEChERS, and SPE
Features: Vegetable Oil Analysis
Exploring the use of SFC in combination with ELSD to determine triglyceride composition of vegetable oils
Contract labs serve as multifaceted verification tools, technical resources, and partners in the quality and food safety management system