Food and Beverage Analytical Methods Manual

There is a science to flavor. The field of food science has evolved significantly to meet the growing demands for food composition and characteristic determination. Trends and demands of consumers, the food industry, and national and international regulations challenge food scientists as they work to monitor food composition, authentication and to ensure the quality and safety of the food supply.

Food and Beverage Analytical Methods

Data graph image highlightFor example, regulatory compliance with the US Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) Nutrition Labeling and Education Act and other country-specific regulatory requirements, mandate disclosure and labelling of food ingredients and their respective quantities. Also, more consumers are interested in food product nutrient content, so that they may make informed purchase decisions based on diet and health.

Lastly, product quality management and competitive pricing are driving industry trends in analytical methods and technologies. Analytical methods must be applied across the entire food supply chain to achieve the desired final product quality. Cost reduction initiatives and workforce downsizing mandate the implementation of economical, easy-to-use technologies. Thus, simple, cost effective, standardized technology platforms, providing rapid, accurate results, are of the essence for today’s food and beverage space.

Test Tube Racks FoodbevAchieving consumer and industry requirements can be a challenge. However, YSI Life Sciences’ family of Biochemistry Analyzers can meet these demands through automated, plug-and-play analytical solutions for raw materials testing, food R&D, in-process monitoring and final product testing – especially when rapid, precise and economical analysis of saccharides, amino/organic acids, alcohols and electrolytes are required.

Y2900D Product Image for foodbevSI Biosensor Technology Advantage - YSI’s innovative enzyme electrode technology harnesses the power of enzymatic specificity and catalysis to provide a rapid, precise analytical tool. Enzymes, which are powerful biological catalysts, can accelerate reactions by factors of at least one million. Additionally, enzymes are highly specific for both the reaction catalyzed as well as its choice of substrate. YSI immobilizes substrate-specific enzymes between two selective interfering membranes and couples the membrane component to a platinum electrode, which results in a highly specific measurement for a given substrate.