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

A sauce product that no longer maintained its thickness after production needed investigation. 

Team employed: Microscopist (with a background in botany), an enzymologist and a microbiologist.
Methodology: Product examined under a microscope for structural information and microbial analysis performed.
Result: Microscopy revealed starch breakdown in product. Microbiological analysis revealed organisms capable of secreting enzymes that breakdown starch were contaminating product.
Resolution: Additional hygiene measures introduced into the production process and result was elimination of the problem.
Summary: Customer resolved a long standing problem and as a result saved £100Ks in a matter of weeks.

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