Determining adulteration in your product

In recent years adulteration has become an increasing problem globally in the food industry and for consumers. Determining if the product has been adulterated is important for many reasons. Is the product pure; does it contain any contaminants; has it been adulterated in any way for economic reasons? Thermo Fisher Scientific has advanced instrumentation that can help in the area of food adulteration to determine the known and unknown contaminants of the food and beverage product. Our state of the art products help labs check for the adulteration of edible oils to fruit juices and many other products. Our instruments help government agencies and contract laboratories determine if a particular product has been adulterated.   


Food Integrity Application Compendium

Authenticity — Adulteration/Food Fraud — Halal Foods

The food integrity compendium highlights key applications for testing authenticity, adulteration and origin as well as Halal foods. It includes applications such as fish, honey, edible oils and spices. It also includes information on the instrumentation used for food integrity testing as well as links to related application resources.

HPAE-PAD Determination of Carbohydrates in Honey to Evaluate Samples for Quality and Adulteration

Honey has been considered a valuable product since ancient times. It possesses prebiotic, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties. The cost of honey is much greater than that of any other sweetener, and it can, therefore, be a target of adulteration. Adulteration by sweeteners is the most important authenticity issue.

Detection of Honey Adulteration with FlashEA Elemental Analyzer and DELTA V Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer

Stable isotope analysis of honey, in order to detect adulteration, is in widespread use and requires an Elemental Analyzer coupled to a Thermo Scientific DELTA V Series Isotope Ratio MS.

Beverages Applications Notebook: Fruit Juice

The global beverage industry is growing each year with the introduction of new products, such as vitamin-fortified water, energy drinks, anti-aging water, and herbal nutritional supplements. With this growth come many more analytical challenges. 

Food Safety Applications Notebook: Adulteration

With fruit, vegetables, seafood, and meat traveling thousands of miles to reach far-flung destinations, and with poor or no knowledge of the agricultural practices, the need for food testing is increasingly important.

Determination of Dicyandiamide in Milk Powder

Dicyandiamide is used by livestock farmers to reduce the rate of ammonia conversion to nitrate and nitrous oxide in the soil where livestock graze. This application highlights an HPLC method, featuring ion-exclusion chromatography, to determine dicyandiamide in milk powder.


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Type Title Category Resource Number
Application Note Determination of Dicyandiamide in Milk Powder  Chromatography AN1095
Application Note Analysis of Melamine and Cyanuric Acid Using a Core Enhanced Technology Accucore HILIC HPLC Column Chromatography ANCCSCETMELCYAN
Application Note Simple and Rapid Screening of Melamine in Milk Products with LC-MS Mass Spectrometry AN424
Application Note Determination of Melamine in Powdered Milk by LC-MS/MS Using a Core Enhanced Technology Solid Core HPLC Column Mass Spectrometry AN502
Application Note Detection of Honey Adulteration with FlashEA Elemental Analyzer and DELTA V Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer Mass Spectrometry AN30177
Application Note LC-MS Method Using Cloud Point Extraction for the Determination of Permitted and Banned Azo Colors in Liquid, Semi-liquid and Solid Food Matrices Mass Spectrometry AN52212
Application Note AN52087:Detection of Ricin in Milk Using Immunomagnetic Separation (IMS) with Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Detection  Molecular Spectroscopy AN52087
Application Note HPAE-PAD Determination of Carbohydrates in Honey to Evaluate Samples for Quality and Adulteration Chromatography AN72158
Application Notebook Beverages Applications Notebook: Fruit Juice Chromatography LNPN3084
Application Notebook Food Safety Applications Notebook: Adulteration Sample Preparation LPN3040
Product Overview Evaluation Of Herb And Fruit Juice Adulteration And Authenticity By Coulometric Array Detection And Pattern Recognition Analysis Chromatography PO70534
Technical Guide Analysis of Plasticizer Contaminants in Beverages and Milk using an Automated System Based on Turbulent-flow Chromatography Coupled to LC-MS/MS Mass Spectrometry TG52251
Product Overview Authenticity control of olive oils by triglycerides LC analysis: method improvement using charged aerosol detection Sample Preparation PO72387

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