Case Studies

Some examples of our previous work at QIB Extra


New Improved Analysis Helps Industry Inform FSA’s 10-Day Policy

Using a recently improved ELISA to determine safety of chilled meat with regards to non-proteolytic C.botulinum, QIB Extra have worked with the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to determine if a shelf-life of greater than 10 days can be applied to fresh chilled meat.

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Anthocyanins Analysis of Food Supplements

Using mass spectrometry QIB Extra’s experts carried out anthocyanin analysis of vegetable extracts for a consortium of manufacturers.

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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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Food Safety

Validation of a customer’s new cooking regime.

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Bespoke Phytochemical Analysis

Using QIB Extra’s specific expertise and analytical methods we were able to help our customer determine if their new supplement product was having an impact during a human study.

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Applied Research and Analytical Services for Industry

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Latest News

QIB Extra Scientists Publish Important Manuscript on Bacillus cereus and Chilled Foods


QIB Extra consultant microbiologist Professor Mike Peck and colleagues have recently published a paper examining the risk of food poisoning with Bacillus cereus in minimally processed chilled foods.

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Microbial Safety Study of Sous Vide


Our Microbiologist Jemma Snell takes a look at the microbial safety of the well know cooking method, sous vide. 

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