HILLEROD, DENMARK — The Korean National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service (NAQS) has purchased 60 units of the FOSS Infratec 1241 grain analyzer in preparation for new rice labeling regulations due to take effect in January 2012, FOSS announced on Sept. 20.

The instruments will be used to check that the protein content of rice complies with the figures stated on labels and were selected for the task through public tender. The Infratec instrument was chosen against a number of competitor near infrared (NIR) analytical instruments due to its superior accuracy, repeatability and networking capability.

Morten Logager, FOSS business manager for Asia said, “We are delighted to support initiatives to improve labeling and are sure that the proven stability of the Infratec is right for the job. This means that all units will measure with the same high accuracy across all locations. It is also quick and easy to use and the instruments can be networked for efficient calibration management and updates.”