Dairy protein adulteration. Detect fraud in seconds
If you work in a dairy company, you will know that Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) is a complete milk protein that is available in different concentrations.
And you will also know that it is one of the ingredients most susceptible to adulteration.
Often, it is partially replaced by cheaper, lower quality whey protein. At other times, the level of milk protein concentration is lower than that declared by the supplier.
The objective is always the same: to reduce costs.
We are aware of the difficulties dairy companies face in controlling all raw materials and ingredients from different suppliers.
Detecting whether your supplier has provided you with the right concentrate for your products, in the same quality conditions as previous batches, is not always easy.
Some of the adulterations or non-conformities are minimal and very difficult to identify by conventional quality control systems.
Would you like to ensure that your supplier is providing you with the right milk protein concentrate, guaranteeing the quality and homogeneity of your final product?
With the right technology, any slightest deviation can be detected in just a few seconds.
Any software based on NIR technology can perform a quantitative analysis of a food sample, i.e. detect the physicochemical components of that sample.
Chemometric Brain's software goes further.
It is the easiest solution on the market to perform qualitative analysis, which compares the sample with"correct" samples stored in product libraries in the cloud.
Here's how to detect fraud in 4 steps:
- We have four samples of MPC 85adulterated with whey protein in different percentages: 1%, 2%, 5% and 10%.
- Quantitative analysis of the protein in the samples (wet chemistry) shows no difference in composition with respect to other validated batches of the same concentrate.
- By submitting the samples to Chemometric Brain qualitative analysis, the chemical fingerprints of each sample are compared with others previously validated as correct in a specific MPC 85model.
- In just a few seconds, Chemometric Brain software is able to easily detect adulterated samples where sweet whey protein has been added.
In this graph you can see that the Chemometric Brain model not only differentiates the adulterated samples from the validated ones, but also places further away from the confidence zone those in which the percentage of adulteration is higher.
Easy to interpret, isn't it?
And the result of the analysis is very easy to read: a green tick when the result is compliant or a red cross when a slight variation is detected with respect to the previously validated"good" samples.
This quick and simple procedure can be performed by any minimally trained professional without any technical knowledge. And it can be replicated for any type of ingredient or product in powder, liquid, solid or gel form.
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