Food & Environmental - Blogging About What's Possible

Recent posts

Determination of Acrylamide in Processed Foods

By September 23, 2021

A requirement for many food processors is to understand the levels of acrylamide in their products and to reduce those levels if possible. Acrylamide is a process contaminant that forms in starchy foods when they… Read more >

Categories: Food & Environmental
Tags: , , ,

Determination of Lactose in Lactose-Free and Lactose-Reduced Products

By August 17, 2021
Lactose

As the demand for lactose-free and lactose-reduced products increases, we discuss the use of LC and LC-MS to test the level of lactose in products.

Categories: Food & Environmental
Tags: , , ,

Solutions for Mycotoxin Testing: Analytical Perspectives from Field to the Laboratory

By August 2, 2021

The food and feed industries quest to balance quality and safety assurance with economy and efficiency has always posed challenges, but in the context of an increasingly globalized food supply, rising concern about foodborne illness,… Read more >

Categories: Food & Environmental
Tags: , ,

Recent Trends in Beverage Testing – Vitamins

By April 19, 2021
beverage testing

Driven by the global COVID-19 pandemic, consumers increasingly seek food and beverages that support immunity and health. As a result, the global functional beverages market is expected to grow to $158 billion in 2023. Waters HPLC and UPLC solutions enable reliable, accurate, and efficient testing methods to ensure that finished beverage products meet manufacturers’ specifications and nutritional label claims.

Categories: Food & Environmental, Technologies
Tags: , , , ,

Nuts About Christmas … And Mycotoxin Detection

By December 21, 2020

A bowl of nuts, with polished or carved nutcrackers, is part of many traditional winter holiday feasts. Growing up in England in the 1970s, I enjoyed hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts and Brazil nuts as special treats… Read more >

Categories: Food & Environmental
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Oil: A Source of Light and Cause for Celebration

By December 8, 2020

The use of light during holidays or festivals – in any form, including candles, lanterns, or fireworks – is significant, as we celebrate and look ahead to the future. Many friends and colleagues recently celebrated… Read more >

Categories: Food & Environmental
Tags: , ,

Simple Joys: Giving Thanks in a New World

By November 23, 2020

There’s a longstanding debate among historians about whether America’s first Thanksgiving feast at Plymouth Colony in fall 1621 included turkey. Yet, today there’s no disputing that this bird has become a symbol and centerpiece of… Read more >

Categories: Food & Environmental
Tags: , , ,

USEPA Approves APGC Tandem Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry as Alternative Test Procedure for Dioxin Analysis

By November 19, 2020
Waters Atmospheric Pressure Gas Chromatography system with the Xevo TQ-XS (APGC-MS/MS) platform

A Breakthrough in Dioxin Analysis for Environmental Laboratories In September, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recognized the use of atmospheric pressure gas chromatography (APGC) with tandem quadrupole mass spectrometry (MS) as an acceptable… Read more >

Categories: Food & Environmental, Technologies
Tags: , , ,

Bringing the Future Into Focus with Waters’ Virtual Events

By August 25, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the power of technology has emerged center stage, keeping the industry connected at a time when many ordinary avenues of communication have been cut off over safety concerns.… Read more >

Categories: Automation, Chemical, Columns, COVID-19, Food & Environmental, Leadership, Pharmaceutical, Technologies

Understanding Sample Complexity: Determining Matrix Effects in Complex Food Samples

By August 24, 2020

While the hyphenation of chromatographic and mass spectrometry technologies has revolutionized food contaminant testing laboratories, one major drawback is the potential for the phenomenon of matrix effects.  Due to unwanted interactions between the analytes and… Read more >

Categories: Food & Environmental
Tags: , ,