Video to help boost contamination detection in food and beverages

By Mike Stones

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Food safety, Thermo fisher scientific, Laboratory equipment, Computer software

A new video from laboratory equipment specialist Thermo Fisher Scientific is designed to improve food safety by showcasing the benefits of its TraceFinder analytical software.

Intended for food safety and environmental testing laboratories, the video shows how TraceFinder software allows users to reduce method development time from hours or days to minutes.

Dipankar Ghosh, the company’s head of Environmental and Food Safety Marketing group, told FoodProductionDaily.com: “The TraceFinder software, when coupled with a TSQ Series triple stage quadrupole mass spectrometry system, enables the confirmation and quantification of hundreds of contaminants in a single experiment. Whether testing for pesticides, antibiotics, or contaminants such as melamine, TraceFinder simplifies a workflow and shortens method development time​.”

Safety laboratories

The demonstration video allows MS users in environmental and food safety laboratories worldwide to integrate TraceFinder software into their laboratories with maximum effectiveness, he added.

The software unifies data acquisition, data review and QA/QC workflow on LC-MS/MS instruments. “TraceFinder’s extensive menu of preconfigured methods makes it simple to select the assay, build the sample list, set the report options and submit samples for analysis​,” said Ghosh.

The software application provides a range of predefined reporting templates which is said to allow customizable reporting, enabling users to quickly tailor reports to fit individual needs.

In addition, the data review process is simplified with software that automatically highlights data requiring attention. Data can be effectively reviewed at-a-glance, making screening for routine contaminants an uncomplicated process.

Increase productivity

Due to increasing contamination rates detected in foods and beverages today, laboratories are under constant pressure to increase productivity and accelerate response to these threats, said the company. TraceFinder addresses this need by significantly increasing sample throughput while offering a lower cost per sample, claimed the company.

The video provides a guided tour of the integrated workflow approach using pre-configured methods optimizes contaminant analysis in food and environmental testing.

The software is available worldwide, in both English and in Chinese, according to Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Related topics: Food Safety & Quality

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