While food hazards often cannot be detected by the naked eye, Bruker’s Handheld XRF (PXRF) Analyzers are fast-working, nondestructive testguns that scan foods and beverages for impurities and dangerous or unwanted elements. Food safety professionals, please get in touch with us to address your analysis needs and coordinate an onsite demo!
Concern for food safety is universal and constantly growing due to increasing public awareness and the development of modern safe food standards and legislation. With the major food chains going global, the need for reliable and efficient food testing is escalating further. Moreover, apart from the human foods, farm animal and pet food are related areas of interest. XRF, or x-ray fluorescence, serves as the optimal analytical technology that can scan in elemental signatures and concentrations of nutrients, minerals, toxins, and much more.
Ideal for both lab and in-situ food testing, handheld XRF aids the cause of food safety, enabling quicker and easier detection of toxic, contaminated, unsafe foods and produce, by scanning for the elemental signatures of:
- Additives and supplements
- Toxins and contaminants
- Heavy metals
- Pesticides and herbicides
- Illegal ingredients
- Food fraud
- Economically motivated adulteration (EMA)
Legislated standards and guidelines that Bruker’s handheld XRF can help meet include the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Hazardous Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), among others.
Testing can be carried out conveniently during any stage of the food production and delivery process. Similar testing can be performed not only on food products (e.g. poultry, fish or meat analysis), but also on raw materials and produce, as well as food supplements and such non-food items as medical marijuana (which currently awaits its own toxic metal regulation).
Please contact a Bruker expert now to discuss our handheld XRF testgun can solve your particular food analysis requirements, or for a free an onsite demo!