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Food and Food Ingredients

Food and food ingredients

Safety, efficacy and content labeling are key requirements in the food industry. At-line or near-line monitoring of production processes improve cost savings by decreasing waste, rework and materials costs. The US FDA, the European Union and various other entities around the world strictly regulate the allowable concentrations of heavy metals in food, drugs and other products and packaging; for example, the over-the counter (OTC) pharmaceutical regulations for cosmetics in the U.S. Rigaku supplies a wide range of dedicated X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) instruments for elemental analysis and X-ray Diffraction (XRD) instruments for phase and structural analysis for both R&D and production applications. Rigaku’s Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) instruments are the perfect solution for particle size analysis of optically opaque formulations.

Application Notes

The following application notes are relevant to this industry

X-ray CT, Computed tomography

Rigaku recommends the following systems:


WDXRF

Benchtop tube below sequential WDXRF spectrometer analyzes O through U in solids, liquids and powders

High power, tube above, sequential WDXRF spectrometer with new ZSX Guidance expert system software

High power, tube above, sequential WDXRF spectrometer

Tube below, single element WDXRF analyzer for quality control applications

XRD

New 6th-generation general purpose benchtop XRD system for phase i.d and phase quantification