Food & Beverage Analysis

Quality control of your food or beverage product is essential to guarantee a tasty product that is safe for consumption. Different types of analysis can be necessary, such as microbiological tests, testing of physical properties, chemical properties, identifying contamination with toxins, pesticides or drug residues, etc.

Microbiological Testing

Microbiological testing of food and beverage samples

Identification of potential contamination of food or beverage products with (pathogenic) microorganisms.

3M microbiological solutions

3M offers a specific range of products to make microbiological analysis of food and beverage samples easier.


Whether you need a magnifier or stereo microscope to control your product for macro contamination, or a microscope to look for microorganisms, you can find it here.

Physical Testing

Colour measurement

Current high quality standards require more and more objective colour measurement in daily lab routines.

Melting point

Melting point is a very useful and important value to determine the quality and purity of food ingredients and vegetable/animal oils and fats…


VWR offers all kind of density measurement systems, from hydrometers, pycnometers and balances to fast density analysis Instruments.

Refractometry and polarimetry

Refractometry is one of the basic methods for quantitative analysis and quality assurance methods in food and beverage industry.


Viscosity is an important quality indicator for food and beverages, because it can affect packaging and quality perception of the product.


Test the weight of your product with balances with % weighing or control function for easy determination whether the weight is in the tolerance zone.

Chemical Testing

Colorimetry / photometry

VWR offers a large choice of systems to measure the different elements of F&B samples: Test strips, visual kits, portable colorimeters and photometers, bench photometers and spectrophotometers.

Kjeldahl and Dumas nitrogen determination

Kjeldahl determination is still a well used method to determine the amount of protein present in food. Find all you need here.

Water content

Determination of water content in the food and beverage production processes is very common. The most commonly used method is Karl Fischer titration, but other methods such as loss on drying (LOD) exist.

Moisture analysis

VWR offers a choice of infrared or halogen heating, ceramic or coiled quartz element moisture analysers for routine and precision measurements.


VWR is the biggest leading distributor in the electrochemistry field, offering the best choice of well known suppliers and products!


Everything you need for this common quantitative technique from classical glassware to automatic titrators, including reagents and accessories.

Chloride analysis

The measurement of salt (sodium chloride) concentration in the food and dairy industry is universal. The ability to directly read salt concentration makes the Sherwood Model 926 ideal to use.

Edible oil and fat analysis

Find chemicals, consumables, kits and instruments needed for the analysis of edible oil and fat.

Chromatographic separation for food and drinks

Chromatographic separations are widely used in the development and manufacture of food and drink products. This is especially the case for more recent developments in functional foods. HPLC and GC are widely employed to ensure consumer safety...

Meat speciation testing

Meat speciation testing is the identification of animal species and is performed for a variety of reasons - economics, ethnics and safety.

Safe storage of chemicals

Performing HPLC means the usage of flammable liquids - these chemicals must be stored safely! Check out our range of safe storage systems!

Other Analysis

Vitamin standards

Full range of fat- and water-soluble vitamins for use in a variety of chromatographic, mass spectrometry-based and other analytical applications.

Food and cosmetic component standards

Standards for allergens, antioxidants, flavour and fragrance, sweeteners standards, organic acids, etc.

3M allergen testing

Rapid screening for common allergens such as egg white, peanut, soy, walnut, etc. Detects both processed and unprocessed allergy proteins.