Food & beverages

Find out how dozens of hundreds of food samples can be analyzed for ingredients, allergens, or toxins. ... with just one microplate reader!

During development, optimization and quality control of food or beverages, many samples need to be processed and measured in the same way: the perfect prerequisite for a microplate reader.

Food research is interested in the quality of new products. A common microplate test determines the antioxidant capacity of juices from fruits and vegetables or how the antioxidant content is affected by novel ways of processing.

Further microplate-based assays test how nutrient composition changes with modified production or storage conditions.

Before a food or drink can be found on the shelf of the supermarket it needs to go through quality procedures. In food samples, microplate readers identify toxins such as aflatoxin or dioxin, allergens, or pathogens.

BMG LABTECH microplate readers are available as single- or multi-mode instruments with up to seven different read modes. This modularity allows to select only what is needed for your food analysis and leaves the possibility to upgrade later with increasing demands.


Search our Resources section for information about specific applications, literature citations, videos, blog articles and many other publications. Many of the resources provided are associated with current and previous instrument models and versions.

    • A sensitive, high-throughput fluorescent method for the determination of lactoperoxidase activities in milk and comparison in human, bovine, goat and camel milk

      Zou, Z;Bauland, J;Hewavitharana, A;Al-Shehri, S;Duley, J;Cowley, D;Koorts, P;Shaw, P;Bansal, N;[2021]

      Food Chemistry

      Read article
    • Polymeric nanoparticles as oral delivery systems for a grape pomace extract towards the improvement of biological activities

      Costa, J;Xavier, M;Amado, I;Gonçalves, C;Castro, P;Tonon, R;Cabral, L;Pastrana, L;Pintado, M;[2021]

      Materials Science and Engineering: C

      Read article
    • Differential Production of Phenolics, Lipids, Carbohydrates and Proteins in Stressed and Unstressed Aquatic Plants, Azolla filiculoides and Azolla pinnata

      Tran, TLN;Miranda, AF;Abeynayake, SW;Mouradov, A;[2020]

      Biology (Basel)

      Read article
    • Enzyme Selection and Hydrolysis under Optimal Conditions Improved Phenolic Acid Solubility, and Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Wheat Bran

      Bautista-Expósito, S;Tomé-Sánchez, I;Martín-Diana, AB;Frias, J;Peñas, E;Rico, D;Casas, MJG;Martínez-Villaluenga, C;[2020]

      Antioxidants (Basel)

      Read article
    • Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of two standardized extracts from a new Chinese accession of non-psychotropic Cannabis sativa L

      Muscarà, C;Smeriglio, A;Trombetta, D;Mandalari, G;La Camera, E;Occhiuto, C;Grassi, G;Circosta, C;[2020]

      Phytother Res

      Read article