Food Analytical Testing

Exceed your food analysis requirements

Meet evolving food safety testing challenges and regulatory demands delivering results with the speed and accuracy your stakeholders expect, saving money and minimizing the risk of recalls. Thermo Fisher Scientific products and services can help your lab run seamlessly, while enabling you to expand your menu of food analyses with innovative instruments and connected data to transform your output.

Produce quality results with automated sample preparation, ready-to-run method templates, and data analysis solutions that streamline tasks for lab technicians. Guided assistance is available for each step, from instrument optimization and troubleshooting to routine method development and results reporting. Our complete end-to-end food analysis workflow solutions and educational resources let you focus on ensuring the delivery of safe, high-quality food products.

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Focus areas for food safety analytical testing

Meet increasing food testing demands on time and with a high degree of accuracy in almost every area, including:

From time-saving sample preparation and extraction to the analysis of hundreds of pesticides and their metabolites in a single run, we can help ensure reliable and efficient results while complying with regulatory requirements.

Compounds can migrate from packaging into food manufacturers’ products. We can help you evaluate packaging and other contact materials at every step to ensure consumer safety.

Reduce start-up time and cost associated with expanding analytical capabilities. With our LC-MS solutions, you can perform robust targeted quantitation of multiclass veterinary drug residues in food matrices.

Deliberate adulteration of food and misrepresentation to deceive consumers are illegal worldwide. Our testing innovations help you distinguish between genuine and fraudulent ingredients to instill consumer confidence.

Regulations regarding POPs, such as dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), are increasingly strict, requiring modern instruments and methods for screening and identification.

Ensure your food and feed products are toxin-free with our economical and robust analytical tools and solutions.

What technologies are available for food analytical testing?

Select the right technology to support your testing needs and search our online AppsLab Library of Analytical Applications  to access analytical methods with detailed method information, chromatograms, and related compound information.

 Pesticide Residues AnalysisVet Drug Residue AnalysisPersistent Organic PollutantsFood Contact MaterialsFood Authenticity and Profiling
High resolution accurate mass (HRAM) LC-MS and/or GC-MScheckmarkcheckmarkcheckmarkcheckmarkcheckmark
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Magnetic Sector GC-HRMS  checkmark  
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Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS)    checkmark
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Complete end-to-end analytical food testing workflow solutions

Analytical workflows designed to meet food testing regulatory guidelines and deliver robust, off-the-shelf solutions for fast implementation and optimum performance for contract testing and other routine testing labs.

Pesticide Explorer Solution

Choose from four start-to-finish triple quadrupole and high-resolution accurate-mass LC-MS workflows, tested and tailored to help food monitoring and testing laboratories reduce startup time and cost

Anionic Pesticides Explorer

Overcome the challenge of setting up polar anionic pesticide analysis with this integrated sample-to-results analytical IC-MS workflow, enabling results from a single analysis without the need for derivatization.

Vet Drugs Residue Analysis

Reduce startup time and cost associated with expanding your analytical capabilities with this convenient kit comprising a set of validated end-to-end LC-MS/MS multi-residue veterinary drug analysis solutions.

Automated Wet Chemical Analysis

Improve quality control through consolidated testing using discrete analyzer technology and ready-to-use system reagents, optimized for speed, flexibility and precision for wine, beer, malt and other beverage analyses.

What data management and analysis software is available for analytical food testing analysis?

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Analytical food testing learning materials and method guides

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Pesticide Residues Testing Toolkit

Access this Toolkit to learn from application and industry experts about workflows and innovations that you can implement to advance your analysis of pesticide residues. Explore eBooks, application notes, white papers, case studies, webinars, how-to videos and more to optimize your sample processing and analysis.

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