Suppliers and manufacturers can screen faster for more known and
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc., a global leader in improving the health and safety of people
and the environment, today introduced the DairyGuard™
milk powder analyzer, a near infrared (NIR) spectrometer specifically
developed for food suppliers and manufacturers. DairyGuard is the only
system available that tests for unknown adulterants as well as known
compounds, such as protein, moisture and fat content. Combined with
faster preparation and sampling times that yield real-time results,
DairyGuard provides heightened protection from supply chain risks to the
safety and quality of milk powder.
The first-of-its kind infrared spectrometer helps ensure quality and safety of milk powder. (Photo: Business Wire)
With growing supply chain complexities and liability for potential
recalls, food manufacturers are in need of a turnkey solution to
accurately and cost-effectively screen both known and unknown
contaminants in milk powder supplies. The DairyGuard analyzer's
preconfigured mathematical models of specific analytical profiles for
milk powder — similar to a fingerprint — eliminates the need for upfront
instrument configuration. In less than a minute, DairyGuard accurately
tells whether a batch is safe to continue into manufacturing or if
further analysis is required.
"Milk powder has been identified by many agencies as an ingredient with
high risk for adulteration, creating a greater need for all food
manufacturers to employ a reliable screening method," said Sharon
Palmer, food director, PerkinElmer. "To avoid food safety issues, such
as the melamine incident in 2008, food manufacturers have to screen for
not only known contaminants like pesticides and drug residues, but also
unknown contaminants that might be unsafe substitutions. DairyGuard will
give food suppliers greater confidence in their ingredients and help to
ensure a safe end product for the consumer."
"Infrared technologies have become a critical tool in our work to detect
clandestine and economic adulteration in dietary supplements," said
James Neal-Kababick, director, Flora
Research Labs. "The speed of analysis is unmatched by any other
method we use and the ability to do non-destructive testing is essential
in our phytoforensic work, especially when very limited sample is
available. I consider having an infrared system in the laboratory as
fundamental as having a balance. I could not imagine being without
one. PerkinElmer technologies, like the infrared system in DairyGuard,
have helped us solve some of the most complex cases of food and
supplement contamination we have encountered."
According to a 2010
A.T. Kearney study conducted for the Grocery Manufacturers
Association (GMA), the cost of one adulteration incident averages
between 2 and 15 percent of a company's yearly revenues. Investments in
the people and technology to ensure streamlined screening protocols are
enabling processors and manufacturers to avoid the threats that
contamination poses to customers and company reputations.
to watch a video about the DairyGuard instrument. For more information
on dairy analysis and other food safety solutions visit www.perkinelmer.com/food
or stop by our booth at Dairy International, Chicago, Booth #341.
About PerkinElmer, Inc.
PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader focused on improving the health and
safety of people and the environment. The company reported revenue of
approximately $2.1 billion in 2012, has about 7,500 employees serving
customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500
Index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at www.perkinelmer.com.
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