Salmonella in your cheese or chocolate, horse meat instead of beef as labelled on the packaging, toxic arsenic in rice or high mercury levels in fish - food scandals and warnings from consumer authorities regularly grab our attention.
The quality and safety of food we consume directly affects us all. And food safety covers many different facets of the industry. Not only confirming that food is free from pathogens and toxic substances, but also knowing more about its nutritional value and origin – does the product provide a sufficient supply of macro- and micronutrients and do they really contain what they claim on the packaging. And food safety also takes into consideration the health and welfare of livestock and crops through the quality control of animal feed, soil and fertilizer.
A variety of analytical options are available to ensure quality control standards are maintained during the production of food products and to monitor compliance with regulatory requirements. Analytik Jena offers various solutions for a wide range of applications in food safety analysis. This includes a range of analytical instrumentation and molecular biology technologies that allow for the determination of nutrients and toxic elements, the detection and identification of harmful pathogens, unethical adulteration and cross-contamination of food products.
Find further information and specific applications on food safety here.