At QSI, NMR honey profiling is used routinely to detect honey adulteration, particularly the addition of sugar syrups – the most widespread form of honey fraud. Declared botanical variety and geographical origin can also be verified with this technique.
In this webinar, Gudrun Beckh (CEO at QSI) will discuss how NMR is applied in routine analysis and the advantages it has to offer over other techniques. Traditional testing methods often struggle to detect new and sophisticated sugar syrups that have been designed to pass adulteration tests. With NMR profiling, a fingerprint of the sample is acquired, and many parameters are analysed simultaneously. The approaches applied for syrup detection and for verification of origin will be explained.
The simple sample preparation and fast measurement that NMR offers will be described, as well as the wide range of information from the multiple parameters that can be acquired simultaneously. Bruker BioSpin Market Manager for Food, Feed and Beverage, Thomas Spengler, will introduce the NMR Food Screener used at QSI and the robust background reference database will be discussed.
The webinar will appeal to food testers; honey packers, importers or exporters; people working in regulatory or governmental bodies and those ensuring food authenticity and safety in the food industry. It will also be of interest to beekeepers, NMR specialists, and people working in the cosmetics industry.
CEO of Quality Services International, QSI
Dr. Jane van der Meulen
Quality Services International GmbH, Bremen
Director Market Management Food Feed Beverages & Head of Lean Customer Development, AIC Division, Bruker BioSpin GmbH