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Food Fraud - Where are we

Food Fraud - Where are we?

Food fraud is everywhere. If high-quality produce can be adulterated, mislabelled or in some way altered for commercial gain, there are individuals willing to do it. So, how can we combat this inevitability and ensure what lands in our shops and on our plates is what we believe it to be. Industry expert and commentator Mikko Hofsommer provides his insight... 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
 

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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.

 
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).

 
Safety of lactoNtetraose 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.

 
Food Fraud Detection Goes Mobile

Food Fraud Detection Goes Mobile

Learn how experts are using smart phone technology for the detection of food fraud and authentication studies.

 
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.

 
New Approaches to Uncovering Food Fraud From Targeted to Probabilistic Solutions

New Approaches to Uncovering Food Fraud: From Targeted to Probabilistic Solutions

Learn which types of testing are used in food fraud analysis currently, and which testing technologies are meaningful and why. Industry expert Bert Popping explains...

 
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.