PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader in improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today introduced the DairyGuard™ milk powder analyzer, a near infrared (NIR) spectrometer specifically developed for food suppliers and manufacturers. DairyGuard is the only system available that tests for unknown adulterants as well as known compounds, such as protein, moisture and fat content. Combined with faster preparation and sampling times that yield real-time results, DairyGuard provides heightened protection from supply chain risks to the safety and quality of milk powder.
“Infrared technologies have become a critical tool in our work to detect clandestine and economic adulteration in dietary supplements,” said James Neal-Kababick, director, Flora Research Labs. “The speed of analysis is unmatched by any other method we use and the ability to do non-destructive testing is essential in our phytoforensic work, especially when very limited sample is available. I consider having an infrared system in the laboratory as fundamental as having a balance. I could not imagine being without one. PerkinElmer technologies, like the infrared system in DairyGuard, have helped us solve some of the most complex cases of food and supplement contamination we have encountered.”According to a 2010 A.T. Kearney study conducted for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the cost of one adulteration incident averages between 2 and 15 percent of a company’s yearly revenues. Investments in the people and technology to ensure streamlined screening protocols are enabling processors and manufacturers to avoid the threats that contamination poses to customers and company reputations. Click here to watch a video about the DairyGuard instrument. For more information on dairy analysis and other food safety solutions visit www.perkinelmer.com/food or stop by our booth at Dairy International, Chicago, Booth #341. About PerkinElmer, Inc. PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment. The company reported revenue of approximately $2.1 billion in 2012, has about 7,500 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at www.perkinelmer.com. Join the conversation and follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/perkinelmernews.