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Spectroscopy Targets Food Crime

Posted June 14, 2014 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Smarting from the UK's horsemeat-sold-as-beef scandal that rocked consumer trust, the food industry is turning to spectroscopy as a major defense against contamination and outright food crime. As noted in this Lab Equipment article, attendees at this year's Pittcon exposition saw a clear emphasis on systems designed to quickly identify adulterated foods. Example: AB SCIEX of Massachusetts has partnered with Germany's University of Munster to develop a rapid LCMS/MS method for detecting pig and horse contamination, based on identifying animal-specific biomarker peptides. Read on for news from other vendors on compact, portable solutions to ensure food safety.


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06/14/2014 4:37 PM

Frou Frou: Oh, how I would love that! I hate this life! The food is filthy! This huge sausage is very suspicious. If I didn't know better, I'd say it was a horse's wi--

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06/14/2014 8:05 PM

I feel so much safer now.

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06/14/2014 11:27 PM

I'm guessing that it has to do with halal and haram.

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06/14/2014 11:36 PM

YIKES!!
IS THAT A HOW?? NO IT'S A COORSE,,,,.

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09/29/2014 11:00 AM

Drayton Sawyers answer to why his chili was so good: "It's in the meat, ya gotta have good meat".

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