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New Compendium Documents Common Moisture Methods


Moisture analysis plays a vital role across food production—but using the right method is critical. METTLER TOLEDO has documented 20 common moisture methods for free download in April as part of its 2017 e-calendar

Greifensee, Switzerland (PRWEB) April 05, 2017

Moisture analysis plays a critical role in many food production processes from goods-in to final quality control. For busy manufacturers, halogen moisture analysis (HMA) offers a way to perform these important tests quickly—often in just 5 to 15 minutes. In contrast, oven-based Loss-on-Drying (LoD) can take two hours or longer.

Establishing a reliable protocol that provides results comparable to the standard method is a prerequisite. METTLER TOLEDO has performed this initial research for 20 sample types common in food and bakery production spheres and cross-validated them against reference methods to start users down the path to success with this robust method.

The method collection, titled "Food Industry Moisture Methods", provides test parameters for both standard reference and halogen moisture analysis. Available throughout the month of April, the downloadable PDF details methods for ingredients such as baking powder, butter, pasta, yogurt, tea, and juice.

METTLER TOLEDO is hopeful the method collection will be helpful to food industry personnel worldwide who seek to take advantage of halogen heating's speed and accuracy to streamline moisture-analysis workflows.

For more, download the "Food Industry Moisture Methods" in April and keep watching for future installments of METTLER TOLEDO's 2017 e-Calendar.

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions for several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection systems used in production and packaging. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at

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