Changing standards for producers and manufacturers to verify, the quality and safety of food, beverage and dairy products demands the testing of food throughout the supply chain. From the farm to the table, never has the need for economical testing been so urgent. ASD’s systems can be used to increase the frequency of testing or the number of testing points during production processes without requiring the use of cost prohibitive laboratory techniques.
NIR spectroscopy is a proven and accepted method of food analysis and is used to monitor product quality parameters within the food, beverage, and dairy industries and offers significant advantages:
- Real-time analysis
- Measure multiple constituents simultaneously
- Non-destructive testing
- No sample prep
- No chemical waste stream, environmentally friendly
- Less sample waste
Decrease operation costs, increase yield!
ASD’s portable, benchtop and online Vis/NIR food analysis instrumentation provides the flexibility to measure where and when it is most advantageous to you. Gone are the days of collecting samples, sending them to a laboratory, and waiting for the results. ASD’s Vis/NIR measurement technology offers the cost effective solution you need to:
Easily analyze product on the production floor or manufacturing facilities, on the receiving dock, in the warehouse, in many cases even through glass and clear plastic bags and bottles
- Monitor in-process and finished product to ensure quality and consistency
- Minimize risk of product and/or material waste
Vis/NIR spectroscopy has been successfully used in the production of cheese, meat and meat products, fish, egg products, milk, butter, beer, wine, fruit juices, baked goods, cereal, produce, jams, jellies, nutritional supplements and more. Some of the more common applications include measuring:
- Fat levels
- Protein content
- Moisture content
- Oil content
- Sugar content
- Starch content
- Blend uniformity analysis
Food scientists are also utilizing Vis/NIR spectroscopy to develop specific ingredients to enhance the nutritional quality of foods and beverages. With an ASD NIR food analyzer, you can generate increased information for tighter production controls, decreased off-spec product, better overall product quality, and a boost to your bottom line!
Contact us to learn more about ASD’s NIR analyzers, software, and support, ideally suited for the analysis of food.