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.   

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Fighting Food Fraud

A Unique Approach to Tackle Extra Virgin Olive Oil Adulteration

Virgin and extra virgin olive oils are adulterated with cheaper vegetable oils and lower grade olive oils due to the high demand and price of high-grade olive oil. Not only is it important to authenticate olive oil to prevent fraud, it is also necessary to determine purity for the health and safety of consumers.

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.

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. 

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TypeTitleCategoryResource Number
Application NoteDetermination of Dicyandiamide in Milk Powder ChromatographyAN1095
Application NoteAnalysis of Melamine and Cyanuric Acid Using a Core Enhanced Technology Accucore HILIC HPLC ColumnChromatographyANCCSCETMELCYAN
Application NoteMeat Authentication and Adulteration Testing by HPLC Combined with High-Resolution, Accurate-Mass (HRAM) Mass SpectrometryMass SpectrometryAN65438
Application NoteDetermination of Sudan Dyes I–IV in Curry PasteMass SpectrometryAN70212
Application NoteDetermination of Melamine in Powdered Milk by LC-MS/MS Using a Core Enhanced Technology Solid Core HPLC ColumnMass SpectrometryAN502
Application NoteDetection of Honey Adulteration Using the EA IsoLink IRMS SystemMass SpectrometryAN30177
Application NoteLC-MS Method Using Cloud Point Extraction for the Determination of Permitted and Banned Azo Colors in Liquid, Semi-liquid and Solid Food MatricesMass SpectrometryAN52212
Application NoteAN52087:Detection of Ricin in Milk Using Immunomagnetic Separation (IMS) with Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Detection Molecular SpectroscopyAN52087
Application NoteHPAE-PAD Determination of Carbohydrates in Honey to Evaluate Samples for Quality and AdulterationChromatographyAN72158
Application NotebookBeverages Applications Notebook: Fruit JuiceChromatographyLNPN3084
Application NotebookFood Safety Applications Notebook: AdulterationSample PreparationLPN3040
BrochureSolutions for Food Safety, Quality and Halal TestingMass SpectrometryBR63865
Product OverviewEvaluation Of Herb And Fruit Juice Adulteration And Authenticity By Coulometric Array Detection And Pattern Recognition AnalysisChromatographyPO70534
Technical GuideAnalysis of Plasticizer Contaminants in Beverages and Milk using an Automated System Based on Turbulent-flow Chromatography Coupled to LC-MS/MSMass SpectrometryTG52251
Product OverviewAuthenticity control of olive oils by triglycerides LC analysis: method improvement using charged aerosol detectionSample PreparationPO72387
WebinarUse of Stable Isotope Analysis in Commercial Food Authenticity TestingMass Spectrometry 
Application NoteDetermination of Dicyandiamide in Milk PowderMass SpectrometryAN71112
Product SpotlightDual EGC – A Simple Solution for Complex Carbohydrate AnalysisMass SpectrometrySP72566