Zurich, Switzerland (PressExposure) September 04, 2013 -- Acidity of food items is an important topic within the food industry. There are personal and cultural differences in taste and considerations about storability that make a close monitoring of acidity in food products necessary. With regards to filling temperature and the risk of infestations with Clostridium botulinum, acidity also becomes an economic factor.
To assist those working with food, METTLER TOLEDO has recently created an extensive guide for acid content and acidity determination in food. This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed overview of all relevant topics regarding acidity in food.
After a short introduction to the history and importance of acidity in food items, for instance the preserving qualities of certain acids, the guide provides a list of methods and the corresponding optimal measurement solution. Afterwards different methods of acidity determination via titration are described, e.g. ascorbic acid and citrate content, and tips and tricks for improved measurement technique and to save time are described.
Another chapter deals with pH measurement and electrodes in order to determine the acidity of food items; important topics like calibration and temperature compensation, as well as tips and tricks are provided for. The guide also contains a number of TI notes, describing specific methods and results.
METTLER TOLEDO laboratory instruments are used in research, scientific, drug discovery, and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. METTLER TOLEDO comprehensive industrial solutions cover the various steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers that laboratory serves. Solutions range from receiving raw materials through various manufacturing processes, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows. In food retail, our offering for fresh food management ranges from receiving and pre-packaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals.
The guide is a comprehensive source of information about acidity in food and can be downloaded for free at: http://us.mt.com/us/en/home/supportive_content/specific_overviews/div/LAB/food/acidity-game.html?crel=ePR_PP_EN