Food fraud and digitalization are trending topics

Six Top Food Trends for 2019

Whether it’s responding to concerns about plastic waste, improving labelling accuracy or making the most of advances in automation and data-exchange, 2019 is going to be an interesting year for the food sector. This article considers the six top trends that look set to transform the way food is made, packaged and inspected during the…

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Food Fraud - When Foods Are Being Adulterated

Food Fraud – When Foods are Being Adulterated

The number of cases of food fraud is constantly increasing. In the following article TÜV NORD CERT informs about the updated food industry standards and offers profiling opportunities for reliable producers. Food Fraud – What does it mean? Food Fraud means “conscious and intentional exchange, incorrect labelling, adulteration or imitations of food, raw materials, ingredients…

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Cheers To Transparency

What’s In My Beer? In a move to “elevate transparency,” American beer brand Bud Light has announced that beginning in February, it will list beer ingredients and nutritional information on-pack. This will make Bud Light “the first US beer to include comprehensive details for ingredients and serving facts directly on packaging.” Specifically, information listed on the packaging will include:  Ingredients  Serving size  Calories  Total fat,…

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How safe are subscription meal kits

How Safe Are Subscription Meal Kits?

Online shopping is simple and convenient; you can buy products from all over the world – without leaving your own four walls. While you can buy almost everything online, grocery shopping has until recently been an exception. But that has changed now: Subscription meal kits are delivered directly to your home and all you need…

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Where do our products come from?

Cultivating a Better Cocoa Supply Chain

Chocolate often conjures up images of happy children and sweet treats. While there are many things to love about chocolate, unfortunately the cocoa industry is also linked to forced labor and sustainability issues. Today, more people are concerned about where their food comes from and want to ensure their purchases—such as chocolate—are responsibly sourced. To…

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Selecting the Right Product Inspection System for Your Application

Selecting the Right Product Inspection System for Your Application

An Introduction to the Differences between Metal Detection and X-ray Technologies For decades, product inspection for food has incorporated two main technologies: Metal Detection (MD) and X-ray (XR). Both technologies have been integrated into quality control protocols for food manufacturers around the world. Through the years there have been enhancements to both technologies to improve…

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Knowing the sugar concentration in your product is essential for compliance purposes and to meet customers'expectations.

Sugar Content Determination Guide

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…

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