Today's consumers demand not only taste and flavor but also information on the nutritional virtues of the food they consume
The composition and the quality of food are becoming an increasing concern for consumers.
Eating habits have changed, the majority of food is now supplied by the food industry and consumers are now more aware of the impact of food on their own and their family's health.
Food legislation provides certain guidelines such as the specifications of products, ingredients and additives that can be used, which production processes are authorised and acceptable tolerance for nutrients.
The food industry has to take these various aspects into account and come up with innovative products that meet both the needs of consumers and the requirements that have been laid down. The role of the laboratory has been an integral part of this process, as much for the development of new products by monitoring raw materials as for checking whether the finished product complies with current rules and specifications.
Eurofins has a network of international experts in various areas of food analysis that can measure and characterise various nutrients and components for example:
- Nutrition labelling
- Dietary fibre