Product News: Food Analysis: Master your daily QA/QC with FT-NIR Spectroscopy

12 Sep 2019

The MPA II FT-NIR spectrometer from Bruker Optics combines several measuring techniques and helps you analyze liquid and solid samples with just one instrument. It is the ideal tool for the analysis of raw materials, intermediates and finished products along the food production chain.

In contrast to most wet-chemistry and other reference methods, the FT-NIR technology is quick, cost-effective, non-destructive and safe, since it does not use chemicals, solvents or gases. It simply measures the absorption of near-infrared light of the sample at different wavelengths recording molecular vibrations of all molecules containing C-H, N-H or O-H groups. As a result, FT-NIR spectroscopy is considered the first choice for the analysis of all kinds of organic materials, making it ideal for a wide variety of foodstuffs.

The key benefits are:

  • no sample preparation, no waste
  • no special skills required, easy sample presentation
  • no typical errors of classical lab methods
  • analysis of multiple components in less than one minute
  • suitable for any solid, semi-solid or liquid sample

Applications include the identification of food ingredients and additives, conformity testing, composition analysis and labeling, as well as detecting food fraud. For more information on FT-NIR in the food industry, visit 

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