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Using the FlowCam to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Magnetic Ionic Liquids in Isolating Foodborne Pathogens

A research group at Iowa State University is studying the use of Magnetic Ionic Liquids (MILs) as a tool to isolate foodborne pathogens in liquid suspensions. Previously, they showed the ability of MILs to capture a species of Salmonella.

Their new work, published in the current issue of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, extends the previous work on MILs to the capture of several Gram-negative bacteria of importance to food, agricultural and clinical testing, including subspecies of Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7.

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Topics: Industrial Applications, Food & Beverage, User Spotlight

FlowCam Particle Analysis for Food and Beverage Characterization

When considering how to characterize your subvisible particles for food and beverage production it's important to be able to see the images of different particle types.

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Topics: Industrial Applications, FlowCam Technology, Food & Beverage

Why FlowCam for Food Particle Analysis?

Taste and texture can't be directly measured, so you need to rely on “tasting panels” in order to gather information on prospective products. This is both time consuming and expensive.

Particle size, and more importantly particle shape, correlate directly to the taste and mouth-feel of food products. FlowCam can help you determine the optimum size and shape of the particles in your product, and then enable you to quickly analyze batches to ensure they meet the standard.

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Topics: Industrial Applications, Food & Beverage

Imaging Particle Analysis Optimizes Processes in the Food Industry

Particles come in many shapes and sizes.  Analyzing particles in food ingredients and correctly characterizing them is important because they can greatly affect the taste, appearance, stability, and processability of the final product.  CP Kelco, a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids, manufactures a variety of texturizing and stabilizing ingredients for food processors.  Dynamic imaging particle analysis allows them to quickly and easily detect particle variations and ensure top quality products.

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Topics: Industrial Applications, Food & Beverage