Food Safety & Quality


To assess the quality and safety of food supplies around the world, we offer industry-leading solutions for characterizing nutritional components within food and agricultural products and detecting risks to human and animal health. Our instruments and informatics solutions are used extensively by researchers throughout the food and beverage industry to:

  • Detect harmful levels of toxins, heavy metals, and pesticides
  • Ensure accurate labeling and compliance with regulations around the globe
  • Evaluate the quality of raw materials prior to food processing
  • Meet targets for nutritional content
  • Maintain standards for flavor, aroma, and consistency in food and beverages
  • Understand how food packaging effects the food it contains
  • Data tracking and analysis of food production process

From helping suppliers develop and confirm certificates of analysis to conducting internal quality studies of raw, in-process, and finished products, we enable food companies to focus on developing innovative food products while ensuring regulations and quality standards are met.


Organic Toxins

Determine whether toxins, like mycotoxins and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), are present in foods, utilizing our chromatography instrumentation.

Mycotoxins, such as aflatoxins, in food are extremely harmful to both humans and animals. To effectively test for these dangerous toxins, we offer a total solution -- utilizing our Altus HPLC instrumentation, columns, and standards. With a complete chromatographic workflow, your laboratory will be well equipped to detect organic toxins in a full spectrum of complex food matrices.

POPs, like PAHs and dioxins, may contaminate the food supply through intentional and inadvertent chemical production. Once they have entered the environment, these chemicals are known to contaminate food products by traversing great lengths through air or water. Using our trusted GC/MS technology, you can ensure food products at every stage of the supply chain are safe from these toxic chemicals.


Pesticides and Residues

For rapid screening of food matrices to detect the presence of pesticide residues, our chromatographic technologies are trusted throughout the industry.

Pesticides contaminate many foods – especially fruits and vegetables -- during the growing season through soil, water, and air, indirectly or directly. With residual levels regulated for human health and safety, short analytical turnaround times are critical to providing the necessary information required to make rapid decisions about food safety. PerkinElmer’s gas (GC) and liquid (LC) chromatography instruments are equipped with the ability to screen samples prepared using “QuEChERS” (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, Safe)sample preparation as defined by many regulatory bodies, such as the AOAC.


Nutritional Analysis

For accurate analysis of the nutritional content in food products and compliance with labeling regulations, food producers around the world turn to analytical solutions from PerkinElmer and Perten (a PerkinElmer company).

Both organic components (such as protein) and inorganic components (such as iron and calcium) can be rapidly measured with our instrumentation. The extended dynamic range capabilities of our category-leading inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers (ICP-MS) -- providing nine orders of magnitude – are ideal for measuring macro-level nutritional elements such as Mg, K, and Na.

Our instruments help food companies ensure that ingredients meet Certificate of Analysis (COA) specifications, guaranteeing proper consistency and nutritional levels. They also support the confirmation of food label claims, making sure that the nutritional content in the food matches what is stated on the product label. Applications span a wide range from infant formula to highly-processed food products.

With precision measurement capability and rapid turnaround speeds, our analytical solutions are the preferred option for obtaining the nutritional information required in the food industry.


Heavy Metals

Detect and measure levels of heavy metals that may cause cancer, neurological issues and cardiovascular disease when consumed. We offer standard methods to:

  • Quantify the level of arsenic in baby foods and juices
  • Test for the presence of lead, mercury, and other dangerous metals in nutraceuticals
  • Screen for cadmium in farmed fish and aquaculture feeds
  • Meet regulatory requirements limiting nickel in all areas of the food and beverage industries

Our industry leading ICP-OES and ICP-MS instrumentation for heavy metal detection and analysis eliminates interferences between elements, allowing scientists to process more samples with greater speed while meeting regulated detection levels.

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Cannabis Testing

Whether you are a grower, dispensary, contract lab or government lab, we provide the largest support network to help you with all of your analytical cannabis testing needs. Our wide range of instrumentation coupled with our expert support staff will get your lab up in running in no time.

Instrument Portfolio

We offer a wide-range of instrumentation suitable for any lab:

Chromatography: PerkinElmer’s GC, GC/MS, HPLC, and LC/MS platforms offer best-in-class technology that are already at work in labs all around the world, delivering superior performance, optimal efficiency, higher user productivity, and lower consumable costs.

Materials Characterization: PerkinElmer’s FT-IR portfolio can accurately determine potency and terpene profiles in cannabis samples, giving a quick, non-destructive, and portable test for cannabis cultivars. The technique is fast and easy to perform with a minimal cost-per-analysis

Atomic Spectroscopy: PerkinElmer’s Atomic Spectroscopy portfolio (AA, ICP-OES, ICP-MS) is the ideal choice for meeting cannabis trace metal needs, with the ability to analyze most of the elements in the periodic table and a wide dynamic range, spanning part-per-trillion to part-per-million levels. This range means that trace contaminants as well as nutritionally significant elements can be measured during the same analysis.

As part of our cannabis testing solutions, we provide analytical instrumentation for the following application areas:

  • Potency
  • Pesticides
  • Residual Solvents
  • Terpenes
  • Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid A (THCA)
  • Cannabidiolic acid
  • Cannabigerol
  • Cannabinol
  • Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol
  • Cannabichromene
  • Myco/aflatoxins
  • Trace metals
  • Moisture
  • Other cannabinoids





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NexION 2000 ICP-MS

NexION 2000 ICP Mass Spectrometer

PerkinElmer’s NexION® 2000 is the most versatile ICP-MS on the market, featuring an array of unique technologies that combine to deliver the highest performance no matter what your analytical challenge.

Discover the effortless versatility of an instrument that makes it easy to handle any sample matrix, any interference, and any particle size.
Avio 500 ICP-OES Front Elevated

Avio 500 ICP Optical Emission Spectrometer

PerkinElmer’s new Avio® 500 is a truly simultaneous, dual view, and compact ICP-OES. It utilizes a vertical plasma and is engineered to handle even the most difficult, high-matrix samples without dilution, delivering productivity, performance, and faster return on investment.
Optima 8300 ICP-OES Spectrometer

Optima 8300 ICP-OES Spectrometer

The Optima 8300 is a bench-top, dual-view ICP-OES with two solid-state SCD detectors, delivering superior detection limits and true simultaneous measurements.

PinAAcle 900T Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

For laboratories needing the best in both flame and THGA furnace atomic absorption (AA), the PinAAcle 900T is a combined flame/longitudinal Zeeman furnace system.
Spectrum Two IR Spectrometer

Spectrum Two Nutraceutical & TCM System

Easy, fast, and compliant materials testing of nutraceuticals is surprisingly simple with Spectrum Two and the Nutraceuticals QA/QC Resource Pack. A comprehensive suite of documents makes it easier to meet strict pharmacopeia requirements.

PinAAcle 900H Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

For laboratories needing a high-performance atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer, the PinAAcle 900H is a combined flame/deuterium furnace system with continuum source background correction.
Spectrum Two N NIRM

Spectrum Two N FT-NIR Spectrometer

The Spectrum Two N is a high-performance, yet robust and transportable FT-NIR system platform enabling simple, reliable NIR analyses. It’s the perfect system for labs that need to combine high-end performance with the ease-of-use features of a portable instrument, allowing users with different levels of expertise, from novice to seasoned professionals, to be proficient with it in no time
Clarus 590

Clarus 590 GC

With its new high performance features, our robust Clarus® 590 GC offers improved sensitivity, reduced carryover and is easy to use and maintain. Designed with the same innovative features of the Clarus 690 GC, you have the most versatile sample handling options to choose from. Our comprehensive, industry-leading TurboMatrix solutions include options for headspace (HS), manual and automated thermal desorption (TD, ATD) and a flexible MultiPrep Autosampler for liquid sampling and SPME.
PinAAcle 900 Series Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

PinAAcle 900F Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

For laboratories needing a high-performance flame atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer, the PinAAcle 900F is a flame-only system with a true double-beam design for fast start-up and exceptional long-term stability.

PinAAcle 900Z Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

For laboratories needing a high-performance furnace-only atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer, the PinAAcle 900Z is a longitudinal Zeeman system with a true double-beam design for fast start-up and exceptional long-term stability.
QSight 220 Multi Opt. Dual Source System

QSight Pesticide Analyzer

Built to run hundreds of pesticides in one run, with the utmost sensitivity and efficiency, the QSight Pesticide Analyzer is the only instrument that provides 15% higher throughput than conventional systems.

Clarus 690 GC

Clarus 690 GC

Designed for fast-paced, high-volume laboratories that need to increase analytical cycle times, the Clarus 690 GC provides superior sensitivity, capacity, and throughput – with flexibility to handle more. Our industry-leading portfolio of TurboMatrix options include headspace (HS), manual and automated thermal desorption (TD, ATD) and MultiPrep Autosampler solutions.

Avio 200 ICP Optical Emission Spectrometer

PerkinElmer’s new Avio® 200 is a compact ICP-OES that combines a vertical plasma design with a host of unique hardware features to handle even the most difficult, high-matrix samples without dilution, delivering a whole new level of performance and flexibility to ICP.
NexION 1000 ICP-MS

NexION 1000 ICP Mass Spectrometer

The NexION® 1000 ICP-MS is the ideal high-throughput system for routine, multi-elemental, trace-level analyses that meet regulatory standards – and that works within your budget. It features a host of proprietary technologies that combine to deliver exceptional speed and operational simplicity, making your lab more efficient than ever before.
List Price : 1250.00 CAD
List Price : 1400.00 CAD
E-Notebook for Chemistry

E-Notebook for Chemistry

Enhance the productivity of all the chemists in your lab. Our E-Notebooks for Chemistry provide the state-of-the-art in ELN technology for data capture, archiving and intellectual property protection in chemistry.
Lead Discovery powered by TIBCO Spotfire

Lead Discovery

The Power of TIBCO Spotfire® with Chemical Intelligence from PerkinElmer

Lead Discovery transforms TIBCO Spotfire into the premiere platform for chemical analytics. Import, filter by, and interpret chemical structures alongside other relevant data in a highly visual and interactive environment.
E-Notebook for Biology

E-Notebook for Biology

Replace labor-intensive and unreliable paper-based processes in biology discovery with our intuitive, flexible, and collaborative Electronic Laboratory Notebook. The efficiencies you gain enable your researcher spend more time on science by minimizing the time they spend collecting, collating, analyzing and managing data.
TIBCO Spotfire®

TIBCO Spotfire in Research

Quickly uncover insights into your R&D data with easy to use and easy to build TIBCO Spotfire® dashboards. Whether you are a part of Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, CRO, Food & Beverage, Agriculture or Energy Industry, TIBCO Spotfire can empower your team or your entire organization to easily mine scientific and business data and gain insights, in real-time. With TIBCO Spotfire, you can Import data from disparate sources, visualize and gain insights in minutes!

TIBCO Spotfire – Data Visualization that gives you answers.

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire

Unparalled Business Intelligence for Science

As TIBCO’s exclusive reseller of Spotfire for scientific and clinical R&D applications, we enable your organization to seize new business opportunities and avoid risks with unmatched speed and flexibility. Using interactive dashboards, visualizations, and predictive and event-driven analytics, you can develop unexpected insights immediately on any device. Spotfire is an enterprise-class analytics platform that helps both business and technical users quickly explore data to develop actionable insights, without requiring IT intervention.


OmicsOffice helps scientists to import, analyze and validate data generated from genomics studies offering workflows and tools for qPCR, microarray RNA-Seq, and ChIP-Seq experiments.
E-Notebook for Formulations

E-Notebook for Formulations

Effectively capture data related from formulations research and exploit the knowledge you’ve gained from previous experiments.

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