Case Studies

Some examples of our previous work at QIB Extra


 

Detecting Adulteration of Arabica coffee with robusta using benchtop NMR

Coffee is one of the most widely traded commodities in the world, however, high-quality Arabica roast coffee can be adulterated with less expensive coffee types, such as robusta. Using Oxford Instrument' Pulsar benchtop NMR spectrometer QIB Extra is now able to offer a fast, cost effective and accurate coffee authentication service. 

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Crispiness of Snack Products

A change of process and effect on a snack product required investigation before implementing a new regime into full production.

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Food Safety

A new cooking regime required validation with regards to pathogen inactivation.

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"Runny" Product Investigation that saved a company £100k

A sauce product that no longer maintained its thickness after production needed investigation. 

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Bespoke Phytochemical Analysis

A company developing new food supplement products required serum samples collected from a human study to be analysed for a particular range of phytochemicals and other biomarkers to demonstrate whether the supplement was having an impact or not.

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Risk Assessment of Botulism from Chilled, VP/MAP (Vacuum Packed/Modified Atmosphere Packed) Fresh Meat held at 3°C to 8°C

26/03/2019

QIB Extra on behalf of Meat Livestock Australia (MLA) and The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) undertook a project using a risk assessment approach and carried out a challenge test experiment, to establish whether a shelf-life of greater than 10 days can be applied to fresh chilled meat.

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New test to combat buffalo mozzarella fraud uncovers mislabelled products

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Scientists from the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park have developed a test that differentiates between buffalo and cow’s milk, and between the cheeses made from them. Applying the test to commercial products, they found that many restaurant meals and supermarket pizzas claiming to be buffalo mozzarella are mislabelled, and instead contain mozzarella made wholly or partially from cows’ milk. 

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