Bringing More to the Table Solutions for Food & Agriculture
We help you to meet the essential requirements for food and feed analysis by providing individual solutions and easy-to-use instrumentation - from farm to production to the final consumer product.
Keeping quality standards for global stakeholders with a complex supply chain – we help you to keep it simple and focused on the relevant quality and food safety parameters.
We help producers of dairy products to keep their quality, safety and authenticity promises with analytical solutions that can be tailored to the requirements of your lab.
We help producers of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, and drinking water to keep their quality, safety, and authenticity promises with analytical solutions that can be tailored to the requirements of your lab.
Meat & seafood
Regardless of laboratory conditions, we help manufacturers and processors of meat and fish products to ensure the fast and reliable analysis of relevant quality and food safety parameters.
Produce & grain
Profit from our easily adaptable and extendable methods. Gain quick and reliable results for a broad variety of samples to ensure the quality and food safety the consumer is looking for.
General food analysis
We help you to efficiently analyze a large variety of food and agricultural samples spanning many key analytical parameters. Flexible instrument configurations allow scalable throughput and automation possibilities.
This e-book takes a closer look at a series of quality and food safety parameters as well as process efficiency indicators for edible oils on the example of palm oil. The e-book outlines the value chain of palm oil and indicates, where the analysis of element contents as well as probing oil degradation at the molecular level are meaningful and routinely performed. This e-book covers three techniques, namely combustion elemental analysis, atomic spectroscopy – specifically ICP-OES techniques –, and UV/Vis spectrophotometry (molecular spectroscopy).
This article about Food Safety provides a first overview about Analytik Jena solutions for food and agriculture analysis. Food safety covers many aspects of the food chain – from point-of-origin to the nutritional value, the presence of pathogens, toxic metals, and other biological contaminants, to the elemental composition of animal feed and soil that affect animal and plant health. National and international directives help to regulate the industry and define limits along the food chain from primary agricultural production to food processing and consumption. Learn more on how Analytik Jena products can help you to meet industry requirements, all the way from Farm to Fork.
Solutions at a glance
|Method||Device||Special features||Suitable for|
|ICP-MS||PlasmaQuant MS series|
|ICP-OES||PlasmaQuant 9100 series|
|CV-AAS/AFS||mercur DUO plus|
|C/N/S/X||multi EA 5100|
|Nucleic acid extraction||CyBio FeliX|
InnuPure C16 touch
|Nucleic acid detection||Biometra TAdvanced|
|TOC/TNb||multi N/C series|
|AOX||multi X 2500|
Food analysis for healthy food for billions
Global population growth poses a variety of challenges – especially for the available resources. One of the most important of these is the sufficient supply of healthy food. Thanks to technological progress, agriculture and the food industry have not only been able to keep pace with the growth, but also to significantly raise the average standard of supply. Nevertheless, hundreds of millions still suffer from malnutrition or hunger: Food analysis is also a part of the solution to this problem.
Food safety and food testing – a continuous mission
Food safety is and remains a continuous mission – and with it food analysis, too. It is about the health of the individual as well as about preventing damage to society as a whole. Furthermore consumers are increasingly interested in the ingredients, nutritional values and origin of their food. Some want to eat consciously – for example, vegetarian, vegan or according to religious rules – while others have to be particularly careful because of intolerances or allergies. This applies to food, but also to cosmetics and other drugstore products.
Production and food testing - teamwork for safer food
Producers, food manufacturers/processors, raw-material and finished-goods traders, warehouse operators and shippers are all involved in the “food safety” project. Their work is regulated by national and international laws and guidelines, regulations and limits – whether for primary agricultural production, food processing or consumption. Suitable species-appropriate feed and high quality seed are part of this, as are plant and animal welfare, hygienic and safe packaging as well as the complete traceability of products and components. Supply chains often cross national and economic boundaries on their way from producer to consumer. Nevertheless, it must be ensured that food is and remains high quality and safe. This complex task requires seamless cooperation from all involved. This also includes the supervisory authorities for food analysis – governmental investigation offices as well as laboratories for food testing, which are commissioned by public authorities or private companies. Within the framework of food analysis, they examine a wide range of aspects to ensure consumer health protection, such as:
- elemental composition of feed and soil
- food origin/species identity
- residues (e.g. pesticides)
- nutritional value/nutritional physiological values
- biological contaminants such as pathogens
- toxic substances, e.g. chromium, nickel, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and lead
Precise food analysis and food testing with expertise by Analytik Jena
In order to meet the ever-increasing demands on food safety, state-of-the-art and proven food-analysis technology is required. As a customer of Analytik Jena, you benefit from over 30 years of experience in food analysis and food testing. Based in Germany, Europe's leader in the food and beverage industry, Analytik Jena offers you a broad food analysis portfolio for almost any food testing application across the entire value chain, such as:
- Nutrient and compositional analysis
Health and well-being significantly depend on the nutrient content and balanced composition of our food. This must be continuously monitored by food testing in order to protect each individual as well as society as a whole from health problems.
- Detection of toxic trace elements
Industrialization, modern agriculture and consumer lifestyles are increasingly leaving toxic traces that enter what we eat via food chains. Therefore there is no alternative to determining these reliably along with the resulting risk assessment.
- Proof of origin and species in terms of food authenticity
Correct information on food packaging is enormously important for individual and public health. It protects quality standards and thus also the reputation of food producers and suppliers. In the case of intolerances, allergies or special diets such as vegetarian, vegan or according to religious restrictions, people must be able to trust them.
- Biotechnological food production
For foods based on biotechnology manufacturing, monitoring of microbiological parameters and food testing are essential for high-quality products.
- Detection of pathogens
Throughout the process chain, food is at risk of infestation by pathogens that can cause disease – food analysis minimizes this health risk.
- Process-chain monitoring in food processing
The high-throughput processes of food processing/packaging are important for future-proof supply. But they also harbor risks, for example when hazardous compounds are formed. In this case, high sample volumes in food testing must be processed quickly in order to be able to detect and rectify problems promptly.
- Soil analysis
High-quality soils and fertilizers are important prerequisites for healthy and diverse foods – regular analyses are therefore essential. The aim is to quickly detect contamination as well as deficiencies of important nutrients.
Benefit from excellent technical expertise in all aspects of food analysis: As one of the leading food-analysis lab-equipment providers, Analytik Jena supports you with a broad portfolio of precise and proven food analyzers with which you can carry out your food analysis processes quickly, safely and reliably. Choose from standard solutions or have individual analysis concepts tailored to your needs.
In this way, you can reliably meet the high demands of the food industry – from the field all the way to the plate.