CEM highlights the importance of food content labelling
20 May 2016
Mars Incorporated are going to classify some of their food products, such as Dolmio sauces, as suitable for ‘occasional’ consumption. CEM says that this once again spotlights the importance of proper food analysis and labelling.
The news that major food manufacturer Mars International has decided to introduce a classification of ‘everyday’ and ‘occasional’ to some of their products, such as Dolmio Sauces and Food Kits, has brought media and public attention back on to the constituents of the food, particular prepared products, that we eat.
Fat, salt and sugar levels, as we are now all becoming too aware, are of particular concern for our health. In fact, since December 2014, European food producers and manufacturers have been required by law to indicate the cholesterol, saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat content of their foods.
In the food and beverage industry delays in food testing can result in wasted time and hence money. CEM state that this is why instruments such as The Hybrid TRAC and the Sprint Protein Analyzer are becoming so important in food analysis. Using the latest generation of NMR technology for fat and moisture data production and proprietary iTag solution for direct protein analysis, CEM say they are leading the way in rapid and accurate analysis of foodstuffs.
Mars International have stated that they are committed to lowering the fat, salt and sugar levels of their prepared savoury foods. On the back of their ‘occasional’ and ‘everyday’ food labelling initiative they are bringing in a five-year global health review to address concerns over fat, salt and sugar levels in their foods.
CEM claim that with its range of instrumentation it has never been easier or quicker to produce accurate results for fat, protein and water contents of a wide range of foodstuffs, including snacks, sauces and powders, making it easier for consumers to evaluate all food products.