Food & Drink

One of the biggest trends in the food and drink sector today is the increase in healthy foodstuffs and nutraceuticals. James Hutton Limited can provide a range of services and products to support the continued development of these. 

From advice on sourcing different varieties of fruit and vegetables or analysing foodstuffs for a range of nutrition and health components such as polyphenols, anthocyanins and beta-glucans, to helping food and drink companies make the most of waste streams or minimise environmental impact from production, James Hutton Limited can provide invaluable support in a wide range of sustainability areas and can also assist in identifying the key environmental, social and economic impacts influencing the supply chain.

James Hutton Limited can offer a vast range of specialist microscopy services providing a number of advantages to the food and drink industry such as identifying foreign bodies in foodstuffs and monitoring a range of contaminants, including heavy metals in a wide range of products.  

With mounting industry pressure to provide full traceability for all products.  James Hutton Limited also provides a range of analytical methods to establish products as the genuine article - or not. 

The following are examples of analysis available for the food and drink sector.  

Please contact us with any queries.

Whisky
Alcoholic Drinks
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Authenticity, Barley research.

Selection of bread
Cereals & Baked Products
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Shelf life, Sugar substitution, Fat substitution.

Chocolate
Chocolate
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Polyphenols, Minerals, Contaminants, Fats.
 

Dairy Milk Urns
Dairy
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Fat content, Trans fatty acids, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), Sn-2 positional analysis, Cholesterol, Tocopherols, Protein content.

Fish in bucket
Fish
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Fat content, Contaminants.

Brassica Kale
Fruit & Vegetables
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Vitamin analysis, Mineral analysis, Brixo, Total acidity, Sugars/Acids, Polyphenols, Acrylamide.

Basil Herb
Herbs & Spices
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Traceability, Shelf life, Volatile analysis, Antioxidants, Constituent analysis.
 

Jam Jars
Jams, Jellies & Preserves
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TPC, Colour, Anthos, Pectin content.

Steak
Meat
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Fat content, Trans fatty acids, Conjugated Linoleic Acid, Meat speciation, Protein, Amino acid composition.
 

Juice
Non-Alcoholic Drinks
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Sugar content, Organic acid content, Polyphenols, Caffeine, Minerals, Polysaccharides, Viscosity.
 

Walnut
Nuts & Seeds
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Traceability, Fat content.
 

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Ready meal
Processed Foods
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Trans fatty acids.

Services

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Services from BioSS & the ICS group at the James Hutton Institute, providing a competitive edge to data gathering, sampling or analysis.
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FTIR Spectroscopy is an extremely versatile analytical technique which can provide a chemical fingerprint for a diverse range of both organic and inorganic samples.
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The analysis of a wide range of stable isotopes, bulk and compound specific analysis of light isotopes including, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen and Hydrogen, and heavy isotopes, including Strontium, Neodymium, Samarium and Lead.
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James Hutton Limited is home to Mylnefield Lipid Analysis, a specialist lipid laboratory established at the James Hutton Institute in 1995 by Bill Christie and Frank Gunstone, renowned lipid analysis experts.
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Breeders and scientists at James Hutton Limited and the James Hutton Institute use advanced breeding techniques supported by world-leading scientific expertise, ensuring the most innovative soft fruit and potato varieties.

White Papers

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Quantifying LC-PUFA in Fish Oil Concentrates and Algal Oils – Choosing the Correct Method