Determining Salt in Food

Are you analyzing salt in food? There are a number of ways to measure salt in food. Here’s a breakdown of the different methods.

About Salt in Food

Sodium occurs both naturally and as an additive in food products. It is commonly added to food products in the form of sodium chloride (NaCl) but can also be added in other forms including sodium nitrite, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), sodium benzoate, and monosodium glutamate (MSG). These compounds are added to foods to enhance flavor, act as a binder, and/or to inhibit microbial growth to extend the shelf life of a product.

It is estimated that up to 75% of our dietary intake of sodium comes from packaged or restaurant food

Hanna Instruments’ Top 10 Trending Products for 2015

trending products 2015
The signs are unmistakable. Times Square is in full clean-up mode. The festive decorations are coming down. The football season is getting serious.
Yep. We’ve closed out 2015.

Our Product Marketing and R&D teams have been hard at work improving current products and releasing new ones. 2015 was a big year for Hanna, with an even bigger year planned for 2016.

2015 was also our first full year of online sales via our new Ecommerce store. This gives us a lot of interesting data, not just in relation to sales but also which products generated the most buzz.

So here it is. Hanna’s first top trending products list.

Mini Automatic Titrator for Dairy

We’re pleased to announce the release of a new mini automatic titrator designed specifically for the dairy industry.

The new titrator, HI 84529, is designed specifically for testing the acidity levels and pH in dairy products.

It features a high precision piston dosing system with dynamic dosing and compact, space saving footprint.  It also feature automatic stirrer speed control, a graphic mode with exportable data and a Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) feature which allows users to view calibration data.

Hanna Instruments manufactures a variety of analytical instrumentation for the food and beverage industry, including juice meters, dairy meters, wine meters and more.
Hanna’s new mini titrator is available through any of our 40 international locations.  These offices provide Hanna customers with local service, support and training and are part of Hanna’s goal to provide an exceptional customer experience.

For more information on this and other Hanna Instruments titrators, click here.

Titration Knowledge Base Videos

We’ve uploaded some new Knowledge Base videos demonstrating the features of our automatic titration systems.  These short videos give you a quick overview on how to setup and access a titration report, transfer files to a USB drive and exchange our Clip Lock™ Burettes.

Hanna Instruments offers a full line of automatic titrators, including both potentiometric titrators (HI 902) and Karl Fischer Titrators (HI 903) for moisture analysis. These accurate, affordable titrators are the perfect way to streamline your titration process.

Here are links to our latest Knowledge Base videos:

Knowledge Base: Accessing a Titration Report on the HI 902

Knowledge Base: Setting Up a Titration Report on the HI 902

Knowledge Base: Transferring Files from the Titrator to USB Drive

Knowledge Base: How to Exchange Clip Lock™ Burettes

Check our Youtube channel regularly for updates and new videos.

Hanna Instruments Releases Redesigned Sulfur Dioxide Mini Titrator for Wine Analysis

We are pleased to announce our latest product, the HI 84500. The HI 84500 is the latest in Hanna’s line of Mini Automatic Titrators.   It is a simple, fast and affordable mini automatic titrator designed for testing free or total sulfur dioxide (SO2) levels in wine.

This titrator features a highly accurate piston dosing system, improving accuracy over the previous model.  The HI 84500 can also be used as an mV/ORP meter for direct measurements. It replaces the HI 84100.

For more information on the new HI 84500, click here.

Hanna Contributes to Lab Manager Magazine

Hanna Instruments has made two editorial contributions to this month’s Lab Manager Magazine’s Product Resource Guide.  The first, entitled “Top 6 Questions to Ask When Buying a pH Meter”, is a quick resource for anyone interested in buying a pH meter.  The second entitled “Top 6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Titrator”, is a quick guide for anyone looking to purchase a titrator.

Here are a few sample questions from each:

“Top 6 Questions to Ask When Buying a pH Meter”

1.)    What type of connector does the meter use?
a.    Is it a BNC or DIN?
b.    Is it proprietary or can other manufacturer’s probes be used with it?
2.)    What is the replacement cost for a pH electrode?

Hanna Instruments releases industry first Titrator with 40,000 step dosing pump

Hanna Instruments is pleased to announce the release of two new automatic titration systems utilizing an industry first 40,000 step dosing pump.

The HI 903 Karl Fischer Volumetric Titrator and the HI 902C2 two channel Potentiometric Titrators are the latest products in the Hanna family of scientific analytical instrumentation.  Designed to streamline and simplify the titration process, these two units offer an excellent balance of features, accuracy and price.

Both titrators offer Hanna’s unique “Clip LockTM” Exchangeable Burette system for quickly and easily swapping burettes with reagents used to perform different titrations.  The Clip Lock system prevents cross contamination since a separate burette can be used for each titrant.  Having the ability to swap burettes also reduces the time it takes to change reagents for a separate titration since the titrant does not have to be purged from the burette.

To read the full press release, click here.