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Food & Beverage Quality Assurance

Ensure product consistency throughout Food & Beverage formulation and development efforts.

Ensure Consistent Product Quality

Ensure optimal product consistency with quick and accurate osmolality measurements using an Advanced Instruments Osmometer. Designed to support food and beverage formulation and development efforts, our osmometers help maximize resources and ensure consistent product quality.

The Importance of QC and Process Control in Food Production

Refiners supply ingredients for a wide variety of food products, including beverages, canned goods, fats and oils, dairy products, meats, baking products, alcoholic beverages, and animal foods. Corn products are also used in pharmaceuticals, industrial products, fuel alcohol, the chemical industry, and textiles.

As this industry grows, so does its need for quality control and process control tests. Osmometry can be used to monitor and control corn syrup attributes by the corn refiner. The refiner’s customers can also use osmometry as a quality control check for incoming syrups and sweeteners.

Osmolality Testing Adds Value Across Multiple Applications in Food and Beverage

Sports Beverages:
For sports beverages to offer maximum benefit to an athlete, their osmolality must not exceed that of normal body fluids. Solutions with an osmolality greater than this cause water to be drawn from the body to the stomach to balance osmolality and, in doing so, negatively impact the athlete’s performance. Ingredient manufacturers of isotonic sports beverages recommend checking the osmolality of all mixes.

Corn Sweeteners and Malto Dextrins:
Production of sweeteners and specialty starches by hydrolysis can be rapidly monitored with osmometry, reducing lag time and eliminating variation.

Brewing and Malting:
Predict end fermentation by monitoring freezing point. Microbrewery operations producing limited output, high quality products benefit from this “real-time” testing.

Reduced-Lactose Dairy Products:
Enzymatic lactose reduction is easily monitored with an osmometer or cryoscope.

Ice Cream:
Ice cream mixtures can be easily and rapidly monitored with an osmometer or cryoscope as part of a quality control check.

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Application Note

Sports Hydration

Application Note

Osmometry & Corn Processing

Associated Products

OsmoTECH® XT Single-Sample Micro-Osmometer

Easy-to-use, direct-draw micro-osmometer designed for the most viscous samples seen in food production that delivers reliable data that you you need to ensure quality and stay productive

OsmoTECH® PRO Multi-Sample Micro-Osmometer

Combines ease-of-use with accurate and precise measurements for reliable and reproducible results

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Services for the Food & Beverage Industry

Get the best performance from your osmometer from the people who designed and built it. We provide a range of services and service plans to meet the different needs of our customers.

Our certified Field Service Engineers provide on-site professional support for the installation, training, validation, and maintenance of your osmometers. 

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