Food & Beverage Safety

Equipment for your food lab

A range of products suitable for quality control, nutritional analysis and processing in the food, drink, dairy and brewing industries.

For the food industry ColeParmer offers a spear knife probe for checking the pH of frozen or semi-frozen food, a jam electrode and an electrode with a flat membrane for measurements of food extracts and agar plates. Non-aqueous solutions, oils, biofuels, aggressive chemicals and low ionic strength solutions can all be tested using different specialised electrodes from the Jenway range.

For food industry applications, Cole-Parmer’ pH meters are ideal for measuring the pH of food products. They offer a range of pH meters that can be used in food labs, food processing, food preparation, and brewing . pH meters can be used to monitor the acidity of food products. A

cidity is often used as a means to preserve foods, a pH meter is required to confirm that the correct level of acidity is achieved in the product . Accurately monitoring and recording the product pH is key to knowing that you are selling a safe product

BWB offers a range of products for the food safety and food process industries. Their Flame Photometer technology is used to measure Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Calcium & Barium in a range of applications, including food and beverage, and the sugar industry.

  • Detecting salt levels in food products. Salt levels have started to be closely monitored for health reasons as too much salt can cause high blood pressure and a whole host of other health issues .Another common use for photometers in the food industry is to detect the presence of sugar in water.
  • BWB SUGAR Flame Photometer with specialised potassium and sodium channel detection, in the sugar refining industry.
  • Measurement of Potassium and Sodium in Bread The amount of sodium in bread can differ significantly, depending upon brand and type of grain used, ranging from 592mg/100g to 748mg/100g. The level of sodium in bread is primarily due to the amount of salt added to the dough during manufacture. The amount of potassium is determined by the type of flour and the washing and bleaching operations during cereal processing.
  • Measurement of Calcium in Fresh Fruit, using the wet ashing technique well suited for the determination of sodium, potassium and calcium in fresh fruits.

Traceable® digital temperature measurement and monitoring devices are designed to exceed accuracy, reliability, and rugged standards for food environments 1. The Traceable® Food HACCP Thermometer is ideal for food labs, food processing, food preparation, and brewing. It is waterproof and can be used in labs, plants, and all food areas.

Digital thermometers (digital indicators) allow you to quickly verify temperatures of foods, liquids, baths, air/gas, incubators, refrigerators and freezers. They are compact, easy-to-use, and offer results almost immediately 34.

Spoilage organisms and particulate contamination monitoring

Innovaprep Concentrating Pipette

The Concentrating Pipette provides rapid concentration of spoilage organisms and particulate contaminants. It can concentrate molds, yeasts, and bacteria from up to 355 mL of beer in minutes for rapid analysis with PCR or other analytical methods. Average concentration factors of 1000X -2000X are commonly achievable. Your products can be screened for quality in a single shift. It saves money in labor, product hold times, wasted packaging in the case of recall, and ensures prolonged quality. It allows more screening to be performed in a shift – faster, easier and better.

“If your goal is to move to one-day QC, the InnovaPrep method provides the best possible sensitivity to do it when paired with rapid molecular assays”

  • Monitoring spoilage organisms in carbonated beverages including alcoholic beverages
  • Microbial monitoring of the environment including: air sampling, surface samples, vat rinses
  • Drinking water
  • Juice and other beverage

KEMIO™ disinfection & sanitation

Palintest technologies help businesses to reach the highest standards of food safety through the critical process and disinfection control. The processing of food and beverage is a highly regulated industry, with food safety the top priority amongst food producers, retailers and consumers. Our technologies help producers reach the highest standards of safety, with critical process and disinfection control.

Sanitation is employed in all food and beverage sectors, often with stringent controls and regulations. Monitoring and validation of these sanitizers helps ensure produce quality and safety is protected. Palintest technologies are used in facilities across the food and beverage industry to protect produce quality and safety.

Kemio™ is the next generation measurement platform, delivering the validation you need from a method you can trust.

  • Accurate testing for critical disinfection parameters with results in 60 seconds
  • A user-friendly test method, Kemio™ Disinfection makes light work of disinfection monitoring
  • Ideal for those who use more than one disinfection type, as it enables testing of Bromine, Chlorine, Chlorine Dioxide, Chlorite, and Peracetic Acid (PAA) – all on one device
  • Kemio™ Disinfection can be used with all water samples including those which are coloured, turbid, and those with fats, oils, greases and floating particles.

Kemio™ uses a sophisticated electrochemical technique, powered by Palintest’s patented single-use sensor technology, for accurate testing of critical disinfection parameters.

 

  • Protect public health by rapidly identifying contamination
  • Test water at source – wherever you need to
  • Save on resources and training time
  • Provide piece of mind to authorities and the public
  • Ensure safe and compliant practices
  • Comply with regulations

A range of disinfectants are utilised to maintain plant biosafety and to manufacture a pathogen-free, safe-to-consume product. From traditional chemicals, such as chlorine to newer, more widely accepted ones such as peracetic acid (PAA), disinfectants are a vital component of any poultry facility. Palintest technologies help businesses to reach the highest standards of food safety through critical process and disinfection control. Offline monitoring techniques are the most feasible, least effort-intensive methods. There are several methods to conduct tests offline and in the example of monitoring peracetic acid, the best methods are HPLC or two-stage titration. Based on offline chrono-amperometric technology that is highly accurate and ideal for field-use. Kemio™ eliminates the complexity and training challenges encountered with drop count kits while achieving laboratory grade accuracy, driven by the fundamentals of single-use chemical sensors.

Kemio Disinfection is our next generation, multiparameter testing platform. Test for bromine, chlorine (free and total), chlorine dioxide, chlorite and PAA on one instrument with the use of different sensors. Simpler than traditional test methods Kemio utilises a sophisticated electrochemical technique that removes the complexity for the user, generating repeatable and reliable results each time. For a technical explanation of how Kemio works click Here

Designed to simplify water monitoring, Kemio gives clear direction for the user to ensure water safety. The instrument is suitable for all users and is ready to use straight out of the box, with no training required. See for yourself by watch our how-to video by clicking Here

The integrated data log automatically captures 10,000 results to provide a traceable, auditable dataset. Meet your compliance requirements by extracting data via USB with the encrypted data transfer.

  • Fresh produce washing and sanitizing Brochure HERE

Thermometers

For when continuous temperature and humidity monitoring is needed.

Evolution from simple measurement to basic monitoring and now Traceable® Digital Data Logging is your back up during an audit or when you can’t be there. Choose from our families of WiFi Connected TraceableLIVE®, USB download Excursion-Trac™ and Memory-Loc™ thermometers.

  • WiFi Connected Datalogging Monitoring Traceable® Thermometer with Remote Notification
  • Easy-to-use, pre-programmed datalogger generates automatic PDF data report.
  • Data Logger Ultra-Low thermometer -Trac, Download and Analyze Data

These humidity monitoring device displays and records relative humidity and temperature measurements for numerous environments.

  • Memory Traceable Hygrometer/Thermometer
  • Digital Thermometer Traceable Anemometer
  • Humidity/Temperature Traceable Pen
  • Digital Traceable Humidity/Temp. Meter
  • Printing Traceable Hygrometer/Thermometer Provides a permanent record by printing current humidity/temperature/time/date and maximum and minimum readings; also includes the time and date that the readings occurred.
  • Food HACCP Traceable Thermometer Designed specifically as a HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) thermometer for food safety

Pathogen testing & identification for food & drink

SPEX Microbiology Standards for Food & Agriculture

  • Unique to NSI, multi-plex CRMs containing various microorganisms of food safety interest
  • Pathogen cocktails including Selmonella, E. coli, L. monocytogenes
  • Big 6 STEC cocktails
  • Brochure page Here

Sample prep

Low level residue monitoring & control is driven by consumer & environmental safety.

SPEX offers a range of sample preparation equipment and consumables that simplify and improve throughput for organic and inorganic analysis. This equipment has been shown to increase sample throughput; improve analyte recovery; and increase method reproducibility.

 

Scientists using the QuEChERS method frequently use the Geno/Grinder to shake and homogenize samples for both the extraction and clean- up steps. Furthermore, the SPEX Geno/Grinder is cited in EN 15662, Foods of plant origin – EU Multimethod for the determination of Pesticide Residues using GC and LC based analysis.
Food authentication is a rapidly growing field due to increasing public awareness concerning food quality, safety and its origin.

Food authentication is a rapidly growing field due to increasing public awareness concerning food quality, safety and its origin.

Geno/Grinder®

  • HG-600 Geno/Grinder® 2010 – Tissue Homogenizer and Cell Lyser
  • HG-400 MiniG® – Tissue Homogenizer and Cell Lyser

Cryogenic Grinders

Some samples are impossible to grind at ambient temperatures. The Freezer/Mill® is a programmable cryogenic grinder specifically designed for milling and grinding of tough or temperature sensitive samples. Samples are placed in sealed cryogenic grinding vials then immersed in liquid nitrogen (LN). The samples are cooled to cryogenic temperatures then ground by a magnetically shuttling impactor.

Since the vials are sealed, the cryogenic grinder maintains the integrity of its contents. Volatile compounds are retained, hazardous or critical samples are easily controlled, cleanup is simplified and cross-sample contamination is eliminated.

  • The Freezer/Mill® is a programmable cryogenic grinder specifically designed for milling and grinding of tough or temperature sensitive samples. Samples are placed in sealed cryogenic grinding vials then immersed in liquid nitrogen (LN). The samples are cooled to cryogenic temperatures then ground by a magnetically shuttling impactor.Since the vials are sealed, the cryogenic grinder maintains the integrity of its contents. Volatile compounds are retained, hazardous or critical samples are easily controlled, cleanup is simplified and cross-sample contamination is eliminated.
  • CG-500 Freezer/Mill® Dual-Chamber Cryogenic Grinder

High-Throughput, cryogenic grinder with dual cooling & grinding chambers. Accommodates 0.1 – 100 grams per chamber.

  • CG-400 Freezer/Mill® High Capacity Cryogenic Grinder

Large cryogenic mill that accommodates sample sizes ranging from 0.1 – 100 grams.

  • CG-200 Freezer/Mill® Cryogenic Grinder

Small cryogenic mill that grinds up to 0.1 – 5 grams of sample

 

SPEX Freezer/Mill

Spex NanoSNAP™

QPCR for food industry

YouSeq kit for the detection of pathogens in Food & Water

qPCR is the fastest and most precise method to identify and quantify pathogens. The YouSeq kits for detection contains all components necessary for easy, accurate detection on any qPCR platform.

  • Aspergillus niger
  • Bacteriophage MS2
  • Bacteriophage MS2
  • Campylobacter coli/Jejuni
  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • Campylobacter lari
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis
  • Escherichia coli
  • Hepatitis A virus
  • Listeria monocytogenes