Bringing More to the Table Solutions for Food & Agriculture

We help you to meet the essential requirements for food and feed analysis by providing easy-to-use instrumentation - from farm to production to the final consumer product.

Edible oils

Keeping quality standards for global stakeholders with a complex supply chain – we help you to keep it simple and focusing on the relevant quality and food safety parameters.

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We help producers of dairy products to keep their quality, safety and authenticity promises with analytical solutions that can be tailored to the requirements of your lab.

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We help producers of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, and drinking water to keep their quality, safety, and authenticity promises with analytical solutions that can be tailored to the requirements of your lab.

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Meat & seafood

Regardless of laboratory conditions, we help manufacturers and processors of meat and fish products to ensure the fast and reliable analysis of relevant quality and food safety parameters.

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Produce & grain

Profit from our easily adaptable and extendable methods. Gain quick and reliable results for a broad variety of samples to ensure the quality and food safety the consumer is looking for.

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General food analysis

We help you to efficiently analyze a large variety of food and agricultural samples spanning many key analytical parameters. Flexible instrument configurations allow scalable throughput and automation possibilities.

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Environmental responsibility

With the aid of flexible and easy-to-use instrument combinations, we ensure accurate, precise and fast results for your environmental monitoring according to established methods.

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Exclusive e-book: Analysis of edible oils

This e-book takes a closer look at a series of quality and food safety parameters as well as process efficiency indicators for edible oils on the example of palm oil. The e-book outlines the value chain of palm oil and indicates, where the analysis of element contents as well as probing oil degradation at molecular level are meaningful and routinely performed. This e-book covers three techniques, namely combustion elemental analysis, atomic spectroscopy – specifically ICP-OES techniques –, and UV/Vis spectrophotometry (molecular spectroscopy). 

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From farm to fork

This article about Food Safety provides a first overview about Analytik Jena solutions for food and agriculture analysis. Food safety covers many aspects of the food chain – from point-of-origin to the nutritional value, the presence of pathogens, toxic metals, and other biological contaminants, to the elemental composition of animal feed and soil that affect animal and plant health. National and international directives help to regulate the industry and define limits along the food chain from primary agricultural production to food processing and consumption. Learn more on how Analytik Jena products can help you to meet industry requirements, all the way from Farm to Fork.

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Solutions at a glance

MethodDevice Special featuresSuitable for
ICP-MSPlasmaQuant MS series
  • High sensitivity for detection of even trace element concentrations
  • High-throughput capabilities
  • Detection of small nanoparticles
  • Highly accurate isotope ratio analysis
  • Coupling with LC for speciation analysis
  • Food safety
  • Food authenticity
  • Environmental monitoring
ICP-OESPlasmaQuant 9100 series
  • High spectral resolution to avoid common interferences
  • Robust plasma for minimum sample dilution and reliable analysis of
    samples of any complexity
  • Wide working range from traces to major levels
  • Best-in-class trace element detection capabilities
  • Food safety
  • Quality control
  • Environmental monitoring
AAScontrAA 800
  • Fast-sequential up to simultaneous analysis and best detection limits
  • One lamp covering the elemental range of AAS
  • Molecular absorption detectable (MAS) - determination of nonmetals
    such as P, S and halogens
 novAA 800
  • Intelligent autosampler (overrange dilution, method of additions)
  • Application flexibility with dual atomizer compartment
 ZEEnit series
  • High matrix tolerance, superior Zeeman background correction
  • Flexibility of applications with One + One atomizer compartment
CV-AAS/AFSmercur DUO plus
  • Minimal detection limits for mercury
  • Combination of AAS and AFS in a single device
  • Food safety
  • Environmental monitoring
C/N/S/Xmulti EA 5100
  • Matrix tolerance and robustness (double furnace)
  • Interference-free TCl and TS, TN analysis
  • Fastest horizontal analysis
  • Food safety
Nucleic acid extractionCyBio FeliX
InnuPure C16 touch
  • Automated nucleic acid extraction
  • Medium and high sample throughput
  • Food safety
  • Food authenticity
  • Environmental monitoring
Nucleic acid detectionBiometra TAdvanced
Biometra TOne
Biometra TRIO
CyBio FeliX
  • High-performance thermal cyclers for PCR or real-time PCR
  • Fast and precise results
  • High-precision block temperature control system
  • Automation also for PCR and real-time PCR setup
  • High accuracy, including for low concentrated samples
  • Wide range of accessories and additional cuvette position for high turbidity samples
  • Multi-parameter instrumentation for a wide range of applications
  • Quality control
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Low lab footprint, fast detection, high-throughput in microvolume and standard cuvette
  • Easy installation of accessories and intuitive touch operation
TOC/TNbmulti N/C x300 series
  • Wide-range TOC/TNb analyzer
  • High throughput with automatic loop injection and intelligent rinsing
  • Advanced particle handling and suitable for difficult matrices
  • Quality control (drinking water)
  • Environmental monitoring
AOXmulti X 2500
  • Full method and configuration flexibility for AOX, EOX, POX, TX
  • Maximum automation for AOX/EOX/TX methods
  • Direct charcoal feeding
  • Environmental monitoring


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Food analysis for healthy food for billions

Global population growth poses a variety of challenges – especially for the available resources. One of the most important of these is the sufficient supply of healthy food. Thanks to technological progress, agriculture and the food industry have not only been able to keep pace with the growth, but also to significantly raise the average standard of supply. Nevertheless, hundreds of millions still suffer from malnutrition or hunger: Food analysis is also a part of the solution to this problem.

Food safety and food testing – a continuous mission

Food safety is and remains a continuous mission – and with it food analysis, too. It is about the health of the individual as well as about preventing damage to society as a whole. Furthermore consumers are increasingly interested in the ingredients, nutritional values and origin of their food. Some want to eat consciously – for example, vegetarian, vegan or according to religious rules – while others have to be particularly careful because of intolerances or allergies. This applies to food, but also to cosmetics and other drugstore products.

Production and food testing - teamwork for safer food

Producers, food manufacturers/processors, raw-material and finished-goods traders, warehouse operators and shippers are all involved in the “food safety” project. Their work is regulated by national and international laws and guidelines, regulations and limits – whether for primary agricultural production, food processing or consumption. Suitable species-appropriate feed and high quality seed are part of this, as are plant and animal welfare, hygienic and safe packaging as well as the complete traceability of products and components. Supply chains often cross national and economic boundaries on their way from producer to consumer. Nevertheless, it must be ensured that food is and remains high quality and safe. This complex task requires seamless cooperation from all involved. This also includes the supervisory authorities for food analysis – governmental investigation offices as well as laboratories for food testing, which are commissioned by public authorities or private companies. Within the framework of food analysis, they examine a wide range of aspects to ensure consumer health protection, such as:

  • elemental composition of feed and soil
  • food origin/species identity
  • residues (e.g. pesticides)
  • nutritional value/nutritional physiological values
  • biological contaminants such as pathogens
  • toxic substances, e.g. chromium, nickel, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and lead

Precise food analysis and food testing with expertise by Analytik Jena

In order to meet the ever-increasing demands on food safety, state-of-the-art and proven food-analysis technology is required. As a customer of Analytik Jena, you benefit from over 30 years of experience in food analysis and food testing. Based in Germany, Europe's leader in the food and beverage industry, Analytik Jena offers you a broad food analysis portfolio for almost any food testing application across the entire value chain, such as:

  • Nutrient and compositional analysis
    Health and well-being significantly depend on the nutrient content and balanced composition of our food. This must be continuously monitored by food testing in order to protect each individual as well as society as a whole from health problems.
  • Detection of toxic trace elements
    Industrialization, modern agriculture and consumer lifestyles are increasingly leaving toxic traces that enter what we eat via food chains. Therefore there is no alternative to determining these reliably along with the resulting risk assessment.
  • Proof of origin and species in terms of food authenticity
    Correct information on food packaging is enormously important for individual and public health. It protects quality standards and thus also the reputation of food producers and suppliers. In the case of intolerances, allergies or special diets such as vegetarian, vegan or according to religious restrictions, people must be able to trust them.
  • Biotechnological food production
    For foods based on biotechnology manufacturing, monitoring of microbiological parameters and food testing are essential for high-quality products.
  • Detection of pathogens
    Throughout the process chain, food is at risk of infestation by pathogens that can cause disease – food analysis minimizes this health risk.
  • Process-chain monitoring in food processing
    The high-throughput processes of food processing/packaging are important for future-proof supply. But they also harbor risks, for example when hazardous compounds are formed. In this case, high sample volumes in food testing must be processed quickly in order to be able to detect and rectify problems promptly.
  • Soil analysis
    High-quality soils and fertilizers are important prerequisites for healthy and diverse foods – regular analyses are therefore essential. The aim is to quickly detect contamination as well as deficiencies of important nutrients.

Benefit from excellent technical expertise in all aspects of food analysis: As one of the leading food-analysis lab-equipment providers, Analytik Jena supports you with a broad portfolio of precise and proven food analyzers with which you can carry out your food analysis processes quickly, safely and reliably. Choose from standard solutions or have individual analysis concepts tailored to your needs.

In this way, you can reliably meet the high demands of the food industry – from the field all the way to the plate.