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December 17, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Supporting the Plant-Based Boom:

Applying intuitive analytical methods to enhance plant-based dairy product development

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In recent years, plant-based dairy alternatives have stormed supermarket shelves around the world, offering a new generation of consumers alternatives to traditional milk, cheese and butter products.

To ensure these products are meeting the stringent safety and quality standards that customers’ demand, regular testing across the supply chain is vital. In a similar way to how conventional milk testing is done, FT-IR can be leveraged as a powerful tool to make analytical measurements for plant milk.

 Nevertheless, novel plant milk products pose a series of challenges as an analytical sample. These include differences in the suspension of particles in an emulsion and varying sugar and amino acid profiles. This means that how we measure or define what these parameters are can change from material to material.

In this webinar, data and results on combined plant milk protein, solid, and sugars will be presented alongside the spectra of the material and the calibration regions chosen. Additionally, we will compare some plant-specific calibrations to the generic calibration for traditional milk.

Learning Objectives:

  • Find out more about the rapidly growing plant-based dairy sector.
  • Learn about the latest advanced FT-IR techniques used to analyze plant-based dairy products.
  • Discover how new techniques are allowing food processors to understand the protein, solids and sugar content of plant-based dairy products.

Who Should Attend:

  • Food Scientist and Food Technologists
  • Food Safety and Quality Laboratory Directors
  • Analytical Scientists
  • Laboratory Managers
  • Procurement Managers


David Honigs, Ph.D.
Field Application Scientist
PerkinElmer, Inc.

David Honigs, Ph.D. served as an assistant professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Washington for a few years before joining NIRSystems, now part of FOSS. Here, he worked on near infrared (NIR) instruments. After starting Katrina, Inc., a company that made process NIR instruments, Honigs joined Perten (now PerkinElmer, Inc.) where he has spent the last 20 years working on the applications of Near Infrared Instrumentation in the food industry.

Maria Fontanazza

Maria Fontanazza
Food Safety Tech

Maria has more than a decade of experience in journalism, marketing, and communications within the publishing, conferences and medical device industry. She has authored more than 250 articles that have appeared in domestic and international industry publications and has moderated educational sessions and panel discussions at industry events. Maria joins Innovative Publishing from Secant Medical, Inc., where she was the Marketing Communications Manager and Market Research Manager. Maria has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications with a concentration in New Media and Visual Design, and a Minor in Fine Arts, from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT.

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