Food and Beverage

The Food Industry has a long history of measuring the colour of their products. The reasons for doing this are as varied as the industry itself but the main criterion is standardisation. Controlling the colour of materials enables the food producer to reject any that is substandard before offloading, during processing and prior to shipment. This guarantees that the final colour satisfies the consumers' expectations.

Take the guesswork out of colour monitoring
Are they the same or are they different? And if different by how much? Visual colour perception can be extremely subjective. Our equipment will tell you in seconds, our training courses will help you to develop rigorous colour tolerances which take any guesswork out of colour assessment. If you would like to see for yourself just how easy it is, we can come along and show you.
Two touch colour measurement
Transmitted colour or reflected colour measurement to dozens of standard colour scales, our products cover a wide range of sample types. Edible oils, beers, malts, caramels, solids, powders, opaque or clear liquids. For more information, download our Food and Beverage brochure here, which also contains all the product specific data sheets you will need.
Need Help? Put us to the test.
If you would like some help with a colour matching issue right now, send us a sample of your product or ingredient and we can help you to decide the best method of measurement and colour scale to use. We can also provide some advice on colour tolerances. Just click below and tell us what you need.
Confused by Colour Measurement?
Visual or automatic? Standard Illuminant D65 or D50? Two degree or ten degree standard observer?, CIE L*a*b* or CIE L*c*h*? Metamerism? Often what we want to know is simple simply “how can I ensure my colour matches consistently?” So we have put together some free short courses to help you to navigate the path to simple colour management and control. If you would like to take a course just click below and create a free account in our Learning Portal (you can use your social media account if you like), your courses will be available immediately.
A Distinguished History in Food and Drink
Lovibond® has its origins in the brewing industry and we have been measuring colour since 1880. Joseph Lovibond was the first person in the world to develop a practical colorimeter to ensure the high quality of his beer. He was the originator of the Lovibond® scale. We still use the scale as our company logo today. Still a family owned business but now global, at Lovibond® we value our heritage.
TR series
The Lovibond® TR series of hand-held spectrophotometers make accurate colour measurement on solid surfaces easy. The TRA series enables the testing of non-solids like gels, pastes and powders.
LC 100
The Lovibond® LC100 hand-held colorimeter provides fast and easy measurement of reflected colour on solid surfaces. The SV100 accessory enables testing of non-solids like gels, pastes and powders.
Model Fx
Fast, temperature stable, objective measurement of colour in edible oils. The Lovibond® Model Fx covers the important edible oil colour scales as well as beta-carotene and chlorophyll.
PFXi 195 series
The Lovibond® PFXi range of spectrocolorimeters provides measurement of transmitted colour for the widest range of samples and colour scales.