Food fraud is on the rise. According to a study recently issued by U.S. Pharmacopeia, a nonprofit organization, reports of fraudulent ingredients in food products are up 60 percent over last year. An industry watchdog association has, in fact, estimated that seven percent of the American food supply contains fraudulent ingredients.
As the global food supply chain has become more complex, the opportunities for counterfeit foods continue to increase along with the need for greater vigilance and testing. With regionally or religiously significant foods, such as olive oil, wine, rice or Halal products, food profiling can identify and confirm the point of origin.
Agilent is at the forefront of food profiling methodology, combining its GC/MS, LC/MS, and ICP-MS instruments with Mass Profiler Professional (MPP) software to deliver superior automation capabilities and accelerate data analysis. Agilent’s products are used by labs and researchers around the world to test for food authenticity.
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ABC TV news report on Food Fraud at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6R-8ICyv7M