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ON-DEMAND PRESENTATION Trace Metals Analysis in Dietary Supplements Using ICP-MS

ON-DEMAND PRESENTATION: Trace Metals Analysis in Dietary Supplements Using ICP-MS

This presentation covers ICP-MS analysis of dietary supplements for trace metals and minimizing contamination to meet regulatory compliance. The topics presented include an overview of the technique of ICP-MS, the limitations and interferences of ICP-MS, sample preparation, laboratory hygiene, and the regulations for food and supplement analysis.

 
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR An Industry Perspective on the Prevention of Food Fraud

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: An Industry Perspective on the Prevention of Food Fraud

Learn how Nestlé has collaborated with Thermo Fisher Scientific and SGS Molecular to develop an untargetted species identification workflow based on Next Generation Sequencing, which is applicable to meat, fish and plant.

 
ON-DEMAND PRESENTATION Extractables and Leachables in Food Contact Material

ON-DEMAND PRESENTATION: Extractables and Leachables in Food Contact Material

"Extractables and leachables" is a common label for contaminants originating from food or medical packaging. Understanding the risks these contaminants may pose relies on the ability to detect and quantify them. A prerequisite however, is the need to characterize the relevant chemicals.

 
 
 
 
 
 
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR Food Authenticity and the AOAC International Standards and Methods Program

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Food Authenticity and the AOAC International Standards and Methods Program

AOAC International, together with Food Analysis and Separation Science, offers an on-demand webinar focusing on its standards and methods program created to identify analytical tools to better locate and characterize adulteration of foods.

 
 
 
Iron Copper and Zinc Determination in Wine

Iron, Copper and Zinc Determination in Wine

This application note describes the analysis of heavy metals in wine by Flame AAS following a simple dilution of the sample.

 
 
 
 
 
Advances in Food Analysis

Advances in Food Analysis

This eBook outlines methods to help you achieve faster analysis times and increase sample throughput in your food analyses. Learn about new methods for multiresidue pesticide testing, mycotoxins analysis, fatty acid and edible oil determination, and acrylamide challenges.

 
Nanotech Plastic Packaging Could Leach Silver Nanoparticles in Some Food and Beverages

Nanotech Plastic Packaging Could Leach Silver Nanoparticles in Some Food and Beverages

Antimicrobial packaging is being developed to extend the shelf life and safety of foods and beverages. However, there is concern about the transfer of potentially harmful materials, such as silver nanoparticles, from these types of containers to consumables.

 
Analysis of Aroma-active Volatiles in an SDE Extract of White Tea

Analysis of Aroma-active Volatiles in an SDE Extract of White Tea

Find out how simultaneous distillation-extraction (SDE) was used to collect volatile compounds from white tea — a famous Chinese tea that is cooked at boiling point before drinking. 

 
Methodologies for Improving the Quality Profiles of Bread

Methodologies for Improving the Quality Profiles of Bread

In this review, the authors focus on the quality profiles of bread, including flavour, rheological, textural and sensorial aspects; on the modalities to assess them; as well as on the conventional and emerging approaches developed so far over the past decades. 

 
Analytical Strategies for Food Quality and Safety

Analytical Strategies for Food Quality and Safety

This on-demand eSeminar discusses the common problems associated with sample preparation for a variety of food applications. Experts discuss how these have been overcome using a powerful combination of sample extraction and enrichment, with both 1D and 2D GC coupled with mass spectrometry.

 
Expanding Capabilities in Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis

Expanding Capabilities in Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis

This application note describes the expanded capability of Shimadzu's LCMS-8060 to help accelerate method development workflows and support increased pesticide monitoring programs.

 
Safety of lacto‐N‐tetraose (LNT) as a novel food

Safety of lacto-N-tetraose (LNT) as a novel food

The EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) was asked by the European Commission to deliver an opinion on lacto-N-tetraose (LNT) as a novel food (NF) pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283.

 
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR An Industry Perspective on the Prevention of Food Fraud

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: An Industry Perspective on the Prevention of Food Fraud

Learn how Nestlé has collaborated with Thermo Fisher Scientific and SGS Molecular to develop an untargetted species identification workflow based on Next Generation Sequencing, which is applicable to meat, fish and plant.

 
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR Food Authenticity and the AOAC International Standards and Methods Program

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Food Authenticity and the AOAC International Standards and Methods Program

AOAC International, together with Food Analysis and Separation Science, offers an on-demand webinar focusing on its standards and methods program created to identify analytical tools to better locate and characterize adulteration of foods.

 
Latest Mass Spectrometry-based Trends for Identifying and Quantifying Unknown PFAS Compounds

Latest Mass Spectrometry-based Trends for Identifying and Quantifying Unknown PFAS Compounds

In this presentation, leaders of the Ferguson Laboratory discuss a Thermo Scientific™ Orbitrap™ Mass Spectrometer-based method, which captures more meaningful data to demystify unknown PFAS compounds.

 
Determination of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins and Tetrodotoxin in Shellfish using HILICMSMS

Determination of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins and Tetrodotoxin in Shellfish using HILIC/MS/MS

This presentation discusses the development of a combined method to ensure the high quality of shellfish, intended for human consumption, using hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (HILIC/MS/MS) and MassHunter software.

 
Solving the Challenges of High-throughput Multi-residue Pesticide Screening

Solving the Challenges of High-throughput Multi-residue Pesticide Screening

The presentation describes two analytical platforms, GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS, utilized in the development of a high throughput workflow to screen a total of 500 pesticide residues in botanical matrices.

 
Automated Aroma Profiling of Wine using Sorptive Extraction with GCGCTOF MSSCD

Automated Aroma Profiling of Wine using Sorptive Extraction with GC×GC–TOF MS/SCD

In this study we demonstrate the implementation of this approach on a multi-functional, cryogen-free platform, for definitive yet affordable aroma profiling of a range of red wines.

 
EFSA updates risk assessment of phthalate food contact materials

EFSA updates risk assessment of phthalate food contact materials

The  EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids   (CEP Panel) has updated its 2005 risk assessments of di-butylphthalate (DBP), butyl-benzyl-phthalate (BBP), bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), di-isononylphthalate (DINP) and di-isodecylphthalate (DIDP), which are authorised for use in plastic food contact material (FCM).

 
Smartphone-based lateral flow imaging for detection Ecoli

Smartphone-based lateral flow imaging for detection E.coli

Digital smartphone technology is finding application in many areas of analytical science, and food safety is no exception. Find out how a a research group from Purdue University are using smartphones for bacteria detection.

 
Mass Spectrometry in Authenticity Testing and Allergen Detection Novel Approaches from Food Proteomics

Mass Spectrometry in Authenticity Testing and Allergen Detection: Novel Approaches from Food Proteomics

Learn more about food proteomics and how analytical approaches based on this discipline can help with allergen detection. Professor Jens Brockmeyer provides an interesting overview.

 
Enumeration Method for Campylobacter

Enumeration Method for Campylobacter

The SVA has created a PDF outlining a preferred method for the enumeration of campylobacter.

 
Iron Copper and Zinc Determination in Wine

Iron, Copper and Zinc Determination in Wine

This application note describes the analysis of heavy metals in wine by Flame AAS following a simple dilution of the sample.

 
Ultra Fast Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Chemical Hazards in Food amp Beverages

Ultra Fast Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Chemical Hazards in Food & Beverages

The importance of these state-of-the-art instruments to the analysis of chemical hazards in food will be discussed in the context of the regulatory requirements for the analysis of contaminants in foods and a general overview of chemical hazards in foods.

 
Developments in Mycotoxins Analysis

Developments in Mycotoxins Analysis

This on-demand presentation will cover the use mass spectrometry for mycotoxin analysis, from multi-toxin methods to the most advanced methodologies. Challenges such as mycotoxin chemical diversity, the large number of isomeric forms, and the lack of analytical standards, will be addressed.