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NIR analyzer boosts meat and olive testing

09 May 2019

PerkinElmer's DA 6200 optical analyzer provides food processors with "improved quality and process control".

PerkinElmer has launched the DA 6200 NIR analyzer, designed to help meat and olive processors to conduct quality and process control optically, more accurately, easily and quickly.

The company's range of food testing solutions covers plant genetics, crop health and nutritional and compositional testing, to adulteration and food fraud detection, as well as pesticide, heavy metal and solvent analysis.

The DA 6200 analyzer (specifications are described here), is based on Diode Array Near-Infrared Transmission Spectroscopy technology, which in 30 seconds provides accurate test results of fat, moisture and protein levels in a sample – as well as collagen, salt and ash. This accuracy and speed also translates to large, inhomogeneous food samples.

The developer comments that by using the DA 6200 analyzer, producers of sausage, ground meat or poultry products will be able to get the highest yield from the incoming unprocessed meat. In addition, they can improve consistency in production and verify compliance with regulatory and brand standards for quality of the final product. Similarly, olive oil producers can use this analyzer to verify olive quality, predict the potential yield of oil and optimize the oil extraction process.

Its compact size and battery power option make the DA 6200 analyzer portable, allowing flexibility in the production environment. Its intuitive touchpad screen helps technicians and scientists generate clear, easy-to-read results. The analyzer is also equipped with customized meat and olive product calibrations designed to work across a range of product types, eliminating the need for onsite collaboration development.

Global food supply chain

“With a world population of over 7.6 billion, the number of people who need to be served by the global food supply chain is constantly expanding,” commented Greg Sears, vice president and general manager, Food, Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry, at PerkinElmer.

“Our food testing solutions are helping customers meet these demands and the new DA 6200 analyzer enables meat and olive producers to further enhance their quality and process control efforts.”

The DA 6200 analyzer is being demonstrated at meat industry expo IFFA, this week through May 9th, in Frankfurt, Germany, pictured left, and at the forthcoming olive industry event Expoliva 2019 between May 15-18, in Jaén, Spain.

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