Author: Gábor Szunyogh
Scientific promotion of food safety
The independent testing laboratory WESSLING Hungary Kft. participated at Researchers’ Night, organized on September 30, with several programs focusing on food testing and food safety.
A pepper competition was organized by our Joint Research and Training Laboratory on Separation (EKOL), operated jointly in the Lágymányos building of ELTE by the university and WESSLING: interested parties could learn about the most basic tools of analytical chemistry, they could observe how a real-world laboratory measurement, namely the measurement of pepper hotness, was performed. Many extremely hot peppers were submitted to the laboratory and, to the delight of the organizers, the even was also attended by numerous elementary and high school students.
Also for the high school age group was announced the only chemistry competition of Researchers’ Night at the Klebelsberg Cultural Center, and the co-organizer this time was WESSLING Hungary Kft. volt. During the exercises and experiments, organizers tried to draw attention to the role played by chemistry in everyday life, using witty and demonstrative tools. Here are some of the topics: wine counterfeiting (detection of glycerol with copper sulfate), the chromatography of food dyes, preparation and operation of a breathalyzer, detection of the urease enzyme content of soy flour, recognizing counterfeit sour cream and weight loss products, preparation of a lemon battery. The success of the competition is indicated by the fact that many students submitted applications and came for all over the country (Hódmezővásárhely, Kecskemét, Budapest, Debrecen, Nyíregyháza, Vác, Győr), and the winners were awarded valuable gifts, offered by WESSLING Hungary Kft. read more ...