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Ensuring Accurate Readings From Your Moisture Analyser

Date: 02-10-2023

Moisture analysers are an invaluable tool in the food industry for precise determination of moisture content in various food products. These instruments use advanced technology to measure the amount of water present in a sample, aiding in quality control, product development, and compliance with industry standards.

By accurately quantifying moisture content, moisture analysers help ensure optimal product consistency, shelf stability, and sensory attributes. They enable manufacturers to assess and adjust formulations, optimise drying processes, determine product shelf life, and comply with regulatory requirements.

To get the best out of your moisture analyser, you can do the following:

  1. Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the moisture analyser.
  2. Calibrate regularly.
  3. Make sure the food sample is at room temperature before testing.
  4. Sample preparation: If required, cut the sample into small pieces so that it will fit into the analyser pan properly.
  5. Grind the food into a powder if necessary.
  6. Be careful not to overload the moisture analyser test pan.


When measuring moisture content in food, there are a few common mistakes that people make:

  1. Not allowing the food to cool down completely before measuring moisture content.
  2. Not calibrating the moisture analyser regularly
  3. Measuring moisture content in food that has been frozen or thawed.
  4. Not considering the moisture content of packaging when measuring moisture content in food

Avoiding these will mean you will be able to get more accurate moisture content readings from your food.


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