HunterLab was the first company to receive USDA approval for the instrumental evaluation of food color, and many of the world's top producers of baked goods rely on HunterLab solutions for color quality control of their products, including Kraft, Kelloggs, Keebler, General Mills, Entenmanns, Stroehmann, Bremners, Arnolds, Frito-Lay, George Weston Bakeries and Mondelez.
The importance of measuring the color of baked goods is to quantify the color to that of visual human perception, ensuring that the color will meet with the expectations of the consumer. The preferred measurement technique is to employ a Directional 45°/0° reflectance instrument. This is the geometry that most closely matches how the human eye sees color.
While many of HunterLab's spectrophotometers are versatile enough to accommodate most applications of color measurement, based on 60+ years of experience and a thorough understanding of our customers' needs and product use, these particular instruments are most suited for this industries application.
If you are unsure which instrument type is right for your samples, please call or email HunterLab technical support and we will be happy to assist you in making the proper instrument selection.
AN 1002.01 Standard Observer
CIE Standard Observers and calculation of CIE X, Y, Z color values.AN 1005 HunterLab vs CIE Lab
Measuring Color using Hunter L, a, b vs CIE 1976 L*a*b*.AN 1013 Averaging
Averaging in Color Measurement.AN 1018 Hitch Stdz
Using Hitch Standardization on a Series of Color Measuring Instruments.AN 1031 Identification of Measurement Parameters
Identification of Measurement Parameters.AN 1033 Color versus Appearance
Understanding the difference between measuring color and measuring appearance.Food Industry Brochure
The trusted choice of the world's leading food processing companies.HunterLab Solution Matrix
Geometry, Measurement Modes, and Indices.MM 5019 Measuring Flat Opaque Solids with ColorQuest XE
Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE.MM 5044 Measuring Flat Opaque Solids with UltraScan VIS
Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE.MM 5069 Measuring Flat Opaque Solids with UltraScan PRO
Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE.