IRMS

Meet the Isotope Hunters at Imprint Analytics

Fraudulent preparation, adulteration and mislabeling of food and beverage products is a major worldwide issue which is currently estimated to cost the food industry up to $40 billion per year.  Aside from the economic impact, it can also damage brands, affect consumer confidence and, in the most serious cases, have fatal consequences. Detecting food fraud […]

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Where in the World Is Your Wine From?

If you are a reader of the “Pour” by Eric Asimov in the New York Times, you might be familiar with the quality of wine and spirits and how the quest for the perfect wine can move masses and the economy. The organoleptic properties of these products are very much region- and origin-dependent, which is why […]

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Meet the Team Behind the Isotope Hunter 2: Dieter and Mario Discuss Using GC / LC-IRMS in the Fight Against Food Fraud

Following on from the first blog post in this series, where Christopher Brodie described how elemental analysers coupled with isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMSs) can be effectively applied to detecting food fraud, here I conclude the series with an interview with our other intrepid Isotope Hunters, Dieter Juchelka and Mario Tuthorn. In this second article, Dieter […]

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Food Origin Analysis with Isotope Fingerprints

The roots and origin of people and families are of great importance for each person, especially when they are unknown. Why is origin so important? It defines who we are and gives us confidence on our past and future. It is the same with food and beverage products. Knowing where the food that we buy […]

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Food and beverage analysis: The latest advancements

Relevant information for food and beverage analysis   We have several of our most popular food & beverage resources below; great information for all scientists interested in staying up-to-date on the latest in applications, webinars, events, and news about recent innovations and technologies. Topics covered, include: Adulteration Food Safety Food quality Nutraceuticals Improving detection of […]

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Why care about our past climate?

Why should we care about the climate of the past? Our climate is continuously changing and has severe impacts on society and our environment. We hear news of floods, storms and droughts almost daily. Studying our past climate helps us understand climate changes and gives scientists clues that will help us plan for future climate […]

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Christopher Brodie Discusses Using EA-IRMS to Detect Food Fraud

Food fraud is a significant global problem. It most commonly involves either simply mislabeling a foodstuff to defraud consumers about its true origin or adulteration of food and beverages with cheaper ingredients to increase the product volume and hence its retail value. Both scenarios can have very serious consequences.  Adulteration of food and beverages currently […]

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Detecting Clues, tracking Origin, unraveling History with isotope fingerprints

Tracking origins, tracing identity: the Isotope Hunter follows the clues that history leaves in foods or fibers, liquids or stone. Capture your samples’ stories with the Thermo Scientific™ Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry portfolio. Questions? Contact us Investigate more! Follow the interrogations of the Isotope Hunter Follow the Isotope Hunter in his investigations on the origin […]

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