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Food Investigations: Microanalytical Methods Find Foreign Matter in Granular Food Products (Food Safety Tech)

Mary L. Stellmack
Food Safety Tech – September 14, 2015

Recent advances in polarized thermal stage microscopy have served to enhance the research performed in laboratories within the food industry, and allow for the study of a wide range of substances. These advances include the addition of pressurized chambers, rheological control, temperature ranges from -196 to 600 C, humidity control and the ability to couple the stage to a wide variety of instruments, such as infrared and Raman microscopes. These features allow the food science microscopist to carry out their micro-experiments under a range of conditions, thereby replicating conditions that may exist in development, production and post-production.

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