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Bruker Launches NMR Olive Oil-Profiling Solution for Quality Control and Authenticity Verification

Jun. 21, 2022
Bruker Corporation

Bruker has launched a new NMR Olive Oil-Profiling 1.0™ solu­tion for authen­tic­ity ver­i­fi­ca­tion and qual­ity con­trol of olive oil, which is one of the most adul­ter­ated food prod­ucts world­wide. This fur­ther expands Bruker’s food analy­sis solu­tions port­fo­lio and will be offered on two nuclear mag­netic res­o­nance (NMR) plat­forms, the estab­lished NMR FoodScreener™ 400 MHz plat­form, and also on the cryo­gen-free Fourier 80 bench­top sys­tem.

The two solu­tions address dif­fer­ent require­ments of the stake­hold­ers in the olive oil indus­try. The bench­top NMR solu­tion tar­gets olive oil bot­tlers, test­ing lab­o­ra­to­ries, and satel­lite lab­o­ra­to­ries. The NMR FoodScreener tar­gets gov­ern­men­tal and pri­vate test­ing lab­o­ra­to­ries for the analy­sis of a broad range of com­plex food matri­ces. This plat­form allows the con­tent stack­ing of var­i­ous NMR food-pro­fil­ing solu­tions on one sys­tem.

The easy-to-use and fully auto­mated Olive-Oil Profiling solu­tion by NMR offers the quan­tifi­ca­tion of para­me­ters reg­u­lated by the International Olive Oil Council (IOC), and the ver­i­fi­ca­tion of geo­graph­i­cal ori­gin by com­par­ing the fin­ger­print of the sam­ple with a ref­er­ence data­base. The non-tar­geted analy­sis can detect anom­alies, which also can point to qual­ity issues or adul­ter­ation.


Fourier 80 Sample Changer

A review pub­lished in Food Control, June 2021 explains that the indus­try needs to Improve robust meth­ods and sup­port­ive screen­ing tools to stay one step ahead of fraud­sters,” and rec­om­mends that the International Olive Council (IOC), which accounts for 98% of the world’s olive pro­duc­tion, adopt a joint strat­egy that com­bines sen­sory panel test­ing with instru­men­tal data.

Lea Heintz, Product Manager at Bruker BioSpin, com­mented: When adul­ter­ated prod­ucts flood the mar­ket, the olive oil sup­ply chain is being under­mined. Consumers need to trust the ori­gin and integrity of olive oil, and this requires robust ana­lyt­i­cal evi­dence that com­ple­ments the exper­tise of sen­sory pan­els. By val­i­dat­ing the unique sig­na­tures that iden­tify the ori­gin and purity of olive oil, our NMR solu­tions offer fast and accu­rate ver­i­fi­ca­tion that is easy to imple­ment and use. Our intu­itive inter­face and report­ing require no user NMR knowl­edge.”


Fourier 80

Thomas Spengler, Senior Market Manager for Food Analysis at Bruker BioSpin, added: As a high-value food prod­uct, olive oil is par­tic­u­larly vul­ner­a­ble to eco­nom­i­cally moti­vated adul­ter­ation, which can erode con­sumer trust in a brand. We are pleased to launch Olive Oil-Profiling 1.0, our first food pro­fil­ing solu­tion based on a bench­top NMR sys­tem. This cost-effec­tive solu­tion allows olive oil bot­tlers to per­form qual­ity and authen­tic­ity con­trol in only 12 min­utes. The solu­tion enhances sup­ply chain integrity, espe­cially for bot­tlers who are not ver­ti­cally inte­grated, and it builds trust between sell­ers and buy­ers of olive oil.”

This lat­est launch com­ple­ments exist­ing mod­ules for the FoodScreener plat­form such as Honey-Profiling, Wine-Profiling and Juice Profiling. For more infor­ma­tion about the Bruker Olive-Oil Profiling by NMR, please visit our web­site.


About Bruker Corporation
Bruker is enabling sci­en­tists to make break­through dis­cov­er­ies and develop new appli­ca­tions that improve the qual­ity of human life. Bruker’s high-per­for­mance sci­en­tific instru­ments and high-value ana­lyt­i­cal and diag­nos­tic solu­tions enable sci­en­tists to explore life and mate­ri­als at mol­e­c­u­lar, cel­lu­lar and micro­scopic lev­els. In close coop­er­a­tion with our cus­tomers, Bruker is enabling inno­va­tion, improved pro­duc­tiv­ity and cus­tomer suc­cess in life sci­ence mol­e­c­u­lar and cell biol­ogy research, in applied and pharma appli­ca­tions, in microscopy and nanoanaly­sis, as well as in indus­trial appli­ca­tions. Bruker offers dif­fer­en­ti­ated, high-value life sci­ence and diag­nos­tics sys­tems and solu­tions in pre­clin­i­cal imag­ing, clin­i­cal phe­nomics research, pro­teomics and mul­ti­omics, spa­tial and sin­gle-cell biol­ogy, func­tional struc­tural and con­den­sate biol­ogy, as well as in clin­i­cal micro­bi­ol­ogy and mol­e­c­u­lar diag­nos­tics. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit bruker.com.

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