Korea invests in 49 more Infratec NIR units for rice labelling control
The Korean National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service (NAQS) has purchased 49 units of the FOSS Infratec 1241 near infrared (NIR) grain analyser.
The order follows the purchase of 70 instruments in 2011. All 119 instruments will be used to handle new rice labelling regulations that take effect in November 2012. Specifically, the Infratec will be used to check that the protein content of rice complies with the figures stated on labels.
The Infratec 1241 Grain Analyser was selected for the task through public tender and was chosen against a number of competitor NIR analytical instruments due to its superior accuracy, repeatability and networking capability.
FOSS has also supplied its Mosaic internet networking software. This links individual instruments to a central hub from where they can be monitored and managed by NIR experts.
Users report a satisfactory performance of the both the instruments and the Mosaic software.
The Infratec 1241 Grain Analyser uses near infrared technology to analyse a variety of parameters such as moisture, protein and fat in a wide range of commodities. It can be used as a stand-alone or as a networked unit via FOSS Mosaic software.
Launched over 20 years ago, the Infratec™ has been constantly developed in line with developments in analytical technology. It is officially approved and established worldwide as a standard for testing wheat, barley and other grains and oilseeds. Ready-to-use calibrations for Infratec are in use in all major grain producing countries.