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New EIM-Module-IRMS for determination of wine, fruit juices and honey authenticity

  Hi All, I would like to draw the attention of other members of the Food Authenticity network to what we are working on in our SG Isotech company. SGI has developed, patented and validated a new fast and accurate isotopic method for determining the botanical origin of sugar or ethanol. Our new EIM-Module -IRMS technology (Ethanol Isotope Measurement - Module - Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry) is able to detect illegal manufacturing practices in wine production (detection of added sugar and/or…

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We are looking for improvement oriented managers to share their crisis experience with us

Worldwide, no week passes without a product recall in the food industry, due to pathogen contamination. It causes illness and in some worst cases even death. At SwissDeCode, we don't surrender to events. We have been hit by contaminations and life taught us how to transform threats into opportunities. Like you, we have a strong relationship with food and we firmly believe that during a crisis, a combination of accuracy and rapid intervention is critical. That’s why for the past two years, we…

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CEN Food Authenticity Group - FEEDBACK ON PRIORITIES - Your views are needed!

European standardization in the field of food and feed contributes to improving levels of food safety and protecting the health of consumers. CEN (European Committee for Standardization) provides validated test methods that are used by the food industry and by the competent public authorities for official control purposes and by food- and feed-producing companies for internal checks. Many of the standards adopted by CEN are developed in response to formal requests from the European Commission,…

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Use of modified starch added to meat

A colleague of mine in Turkey reported interest from the Turkish authorities to "deal with" the addition of modified starch to meat to increase apparent weight.  It was not specified whether this is processed products such a sausage (I thought that this was common and legal if declared) or other.  It was also not clear whether the product, also called "pregelatinized" flour or starch, was being used in combination with added water.  One example of the product apparently in use is marketed as…

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