Lonestar is an easy to use and powerful analyzer for accurate, real time identification and monitoring of trace flavor contamination in milk including 2,4-dichlorophenol (DCP), 2,4-dibromophenol (DBP), biogenic amines such as triethylamine (TEA), milk adulterant benzoic acid and the milk age marker lactic acid.
Pesticide breakdown products such as 2,4-dichlorophenol (DCP) are found in trace amounts in the grass based feed of dairy cattle. DCP and other chlorinated phenols have a very strong ‘medicinal’ flavor and are detectable by the human palette in extremely small quantities. Compounds such as DCP can become concentrated in processed dairy products such as cheese, butter, yoghurt and cream. Due to the low initial concentration of the compounds in un-processed milk, detection can be difficult without skilled personnel performing expensive and time consuming analytical techniques such as HPLC-MS or GC-MS. Incorporating Owlstone’s proprietary FAIMS spectrometer, single or groups of contaminants in milk can be rapidly identified and quantified to enable red light / green light checks for quality control on the plant floor.
The video below demonstrates the speed and ease with which Lonestar can detect 2,4-dichlorophenol contamination in milk. Owlstone continues to develop and refine methods and sample introduction techniques to increase efficacy across a broad range of food screening applications.
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