Sugar must meet standards defined by industry and health regulatory bodies, most importantly those defined by ICUMSA (International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis). Sugar testing for parameters such as brix, color, pH, moisture and weight can be implemented throughout the production process via various titrimetric, spectrophotometric, refractometric, and more methods, all of which are included in this guide.Details
The Ultimate Sugar Content Determination guide reviews different methods of sugar content determination using refractometry, density, titration, spectrophotometry and moisture analyzers, depending on the product and requirements. In today’s largely consumed sweetened foods and beverages, sugar concentration ranges from very low to high depending on the purpose of its addition. The exact sugar content is…Details
Salt is an essential ingredient in many processed foods and therefore the salt content of products often needs to be determined as accurately as possible.
This guide will give you insights into the different methods of salt determination, e.g. titration, loss on drying. It also includes insights into the determination of the salt content in selected food items and some tips and hints on how to improve measurement techniques for easier working procedures and more accurate results.
Fats and Oils Guide reviews the measurement of the most important parameters, be it for fat and oil characterization, or the close monitoring of important quality parameters. Dropping point, melting range and titration of fatty acids are reviewed in detail and tips and tricks for more accurate measurements are provided. It also covers UV\VIS and…Details
The Acidity and Acid Content Determination guide reviews different methods of acidity and acid content with the use of pH meters and titration, depending on the product and result requirements. Acidity is an important topic within the food industry. There are personal and cultural differences in taste and considerations about storability that make a close…Details
Titration is used for quantitative analysis in a wide range of laboratory settings. Reliable results are dependent on selecting the correct titration technique for your application, and performing the chosen method in a correct, reproducible manner. This guide aims to provide a thorough understanding of the principles of titration, and the difference between analytical techniques.…Details
Accurate pH measurement is essential for a wide range of laboratory workflows and applications, requiring reliable instruments and electrodes. Choosing the right equipment, protocols and maintenance strategies is vital to ensure reproducible measurements and prolong equipment life. This practical guide to pH measurement is designed to help users ensure optimal results in both laboratory and…Details
Product inspection equipment is commonplace on the majority of food manufacturing lines, but finding the correct solution for your applications isn’t always an easy decision. The choice between metal detection, x-ray inspection or both technologies requires manufacturers to answer a number of questions before making a decision; these include the type of contaminant and whether…Details
Performance monitoring of metal detection equipment is essential to ensure it continues to work as it should. However, when it comes to testing vertical metal detectors inspecting free-falling product, this often involves stopping production, or wasting good product, both of which can have a negative impact on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Production downtime hurts the…Details