Composition Analysis is Radically Changing the Food Processing Industry: Here’s How

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Apr 30, 2019

The food processing industry is an ever-changing market. As consumers’ views on food change, those who create that food must change along with them. In an increasingly nutritionally-minded world, the need for composition analyzers is growing as well, in order to provide exact, nutritional information about the food that is being produced.

Know what exactly goes into the food you are manufacturing and processing (and how much of it) is not only important to your consumers, but to your bottom line as well. Composition analyzers are helping meet the needs and wants of consumers, and also enhancing profits for producers as well. Here’s how:

Nutritional Evaluation

With quick results from our composition analyzers, nutritional information regarding levels of fats, along with the water content is available for all types of foods, whether they are in solid, slurry, or liquid form. Processes like dehydrating, cooking, and freezing food products in order to prepare them for consumption can drastically alter the nutritional content values.

Composition analysis with an NIR composition analyzer gives an accurate reading of things like fat, protein and sugar content, so once foods are processed and ready for consumers, nutrition labels can provide accurate information.

The number of health-conscious consumers is on the rise, and with it, the importance of providing accurate information for these consumers, who want food made with their interests in mind. The best way to do this is through careful monitoring of the food’s composition using a so you can provide precise information on sugar content, amino acids, and more. This is also the best way to ensure you are following the regulations of the FDA, posting accurate, reliable nutritional information on food labels.

There’s a reason we compare our composition analyzers to Swiss army knives: these amazing machines can gather data right in the line of production and provide nutritional content like:

  • Moisture
  • Protein
  • Fat/Oil
  • Alcohols
  • Starch
  • Sugar Content
  • Fiber Content
  • Product Identification
  • Contaminants
  • Purity of product

This is the kind of specific, accurate nutritional content that consumers are looking for. Additionally, composition analyzers can also evaluate the content of a food’s plastic and/or paper packaging to ensure that it is made correctly, making it a truly versatile, indispensable tool.

Money Saving

Another way that a composition analyzer is changing the food industry? And another reason you should consider using a composition analyzer in your food production process? Composition analyzers save food processors money!

Through careful monitoring of what is going into your final product, you can be sure you aren’t using too much of an ingredient, costing you money, or using too little of a product, affecting its overall quality or shelf life.

For example, a composition analyzer can tell producers exactly how much water, fat, and oil is in a salad dressing. Too much water and the final product is too runny, and not as satisfying to your consumer. However, if you have too much fat and oil, the cost of production is increased. That loses money for you as its creator.

Quick Results

Gone are the days of having to wait for results from slower composition analyzers... or consolidating multiple tests from different pieces of instrumentation. With accurate results available within seconds, all from one instrument, there’s no wait time and no halt in the production process. Not only does this save time, but money as well, because it increases the efficiency in the amount of time that it takes to produce food.bsf1700

With a Kett composition analyzer like the BS-F1000 and BS-F1700, there is no stop in production needed in order to wait for outdated drying times (moisture measurement), Soxhlet extraction results (fat measurement) or Kjeldahl extraction results (protein measurement), because these instruments use near infrared (NIR) technology to provide real-time monitoring and real-time data. It’s also the perfect way to analyze composition upon receiving raw materials and ingredients needed for food production: there’s no time wasted in gathering this data, and no chance of receiving subpar ingredients.

Ready to see how a composition analyzer can revolutionize food production for you by giving quick, precise data, saving you money in the process? Contact our team at Kett today to see which composition analyzer is right for you.

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