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Preservatives, shelf life and the effect on taste

Preservatives, shelf life and the effect on taste

Preservatives have been widely used since prehistoric times. Their purpose is to prevent decomposition of foods by microbial growth or development of undesirable chemical changes. Increasing demands for ready to eat fresh food products has led to challenges for food distributors regarding the safety and the quality of foods. The benefits of the use of preservatives […]

The new gas recirculator for the GC-IMS system

The new gas recirculator for the GC-IMS system

This device enables the GC-IMS to be self sufficient in carrier and drift gases. This marks the addition of another key feature to an already powerful system. Benefits of this combined system include: Self sufficient in gas supply eliminates the need for cylinders and generators  = immediate cost savings on required gases. Instrument can be […]

Sports drinks reformulation : the change from sugar to natural alternatives

Sports drinks reformulation : the change from sugar to natural alternatives

Consumers today are constantly striving for a better healthier lifestyle. This has resulted in more people taking notice of nutritional labels and focusing on the energy content or calories of the product.  There has been a growth in the drinks industry for low or zero calories drinks. As a result companies are listening more to […]

Changes in bread formulation can affect flavour and taste

Changes in bread formulation can affect flavour and taste

Bread is one of britain’s most popular staple carbohydrates which is included in at least one of our daily meals. Today there is plenty of choice with sometimes more than one aisle dedicated to bread, with bakeries baking fresh bread on site in the supermarkets and prepacked commercial breads ready to be placed in our […]

How do you know your cup of tea is high quality?

How do you know your cup of tea is high quality?

Quality of tea Tea is one of the most widely consumed drink in the world after water. It first originated in East Asia, China and spread across the world by trading between merchants. Tea became widely consumed in Britain in the 18th century and continues to be one of our favourite drinks to this very […]

Scalping of flavours in packaged dog food

Scalping of flavours in packaged dog food

Flavour scalping is a term used in the packaging industry to describe loss of quality of a packaged item due to either its its volatile flavours being absorbed by the package or the food absorbing undesirable flavours from the packaging material. Dog food manufacturers have to consider the materials used for packaging in order to […]

Cheese Ripening

Cheese Ripening

Determination of cheese ripening times Cheese maturation is responsible for the distinct flavour of cheese and the modification of ripening agents determines the features that define varieties, such as texture, taste and body. However a series of complex chemical, physical and microbiological changes that occur during ripening affects the taste of the final product. Determining […]

Freshness of breath, how long does it last?

Freshness of breath, how long does it last?

There are a range off oral care products available with a whole host of purposes such as whitening, tartar control, cavity protection the list goes on. These products provide that minty fresh taste with that sense of clean feeling of your teeth and breath. Bacteria develop and feed on food that may be stuck between our […]

Fruit Rot Detection

Fruit Rot Detection

Rotting fruit has been a problem for many years for the farmers growing the produce, to the supermarkets selling the produce to the consumer. Obtaining the best batch of fruit that will stay fresh, juicy with a long shelf life has always been the ultimate goals. However the issue of pathogens do exist and can […]

Maintaining Quality Standards in Cola Soft Drinks

Maintaining Quality Standards in Cola Soft Drinks

The same brand of cola can taste different in different countries. This is due to local taste preferences and local ingredients. Changes in the formulation which can be due to ingredients and regulation can ultimately result in changes to the final cola product. Taste panels are used to distinguish between any changes in flavour and […]