Product News: Metrohm releases new range of application notes for its Misa portable food analysis system

Detecting food adulterants and pesticides at the point of sampling

30 Jul 2020


Misa (Metrohm Instant SERS Analyzer) is a new, portable instrument for rapid, presumptive testing of foodstuffs at the point of sampling. Smaller than a shoebox, this new solution can be taken anywhere and gives public authorities and retailers the possibility to check all kinds of foodstuffs for notorious adulterants, residues of banned, highly toxic pesticides and herbicides or even illegal growth hormones in a few seconds. It is operated by a simple App and can be used by anyone with only a minimum of sample preparation required. Several free Application Notes prove the validity of the Misa system.

Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA) of food is a costly problem harming people all over the world. Notorious suspects are:

  • Industrial dyes used in brightly collocated candies
  • Pesticides residues on fruits and vegetables
  • Illicit pharmaceuticals used to mimic traditional  herbal medicines
  • Illegal growth hormones in meat

Metrohm is pleased to present a range of free applications to detect artificial colorants, residues of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides that are banned by many public authorities due to their suspected carcinogenic nature. The 17 Application Notes can be downloaded for free from this this link.

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