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Dilution and Sensitivity Effects on a Food Contaminant Mega-Method

Dilution and Sensitivity: Effects on a Food Contaminant Mega-Method

Webinar: 26 August, 2021

This presentation will explore how far we can push dilution while still meeting sensitivity requirements to simplify sample preparation and analysis workflows. A single LC-MS/MS mega-method comprising hundreds of pesticides, veterinary drugs and mycotoxins will be analyzed from various food and feed matrices from a single sample preparation method.

 
Expert Discussion Forum Mass Spectrometry to Fight Food Fraud

Expert Discussion Forum: Mass Spectrometry to Fight Food Fraud

Expert Discussion Forum: 15 September, 2021

Register for this upcoming discussion forum and hear our expert panel provide insights into what analytical techniques are useful in detecting food fraud or confirming authenticity, why MS is such a promising tool, and what some of the challenges are with MS that prevent its widespread and routine use for food authenticity currently.

 
Fatty Acid Esters in Infant Formula - Determination of 2-MCPD and 3-MCPD

Fatty Acid Esters in Infant Formula - Determination of 2-MCPD and 3-MCPD

On-demand Webinar

This presentation delivers a reliable analytical method for determining the fatty acid esters of 2-MCPD and 3-MCPD in infant formula using an Agilent 8890 GC System with an Agilent 5977B GC/MSD. The method described explains how two different derivatization reagents, heptafluorobutyrylimidazole (HFBI) and phenylboronic acid (PBA), were evaluated for sample preparation.

 
Sample Clean-up for Methods for Pesticides in Fatty Matrices

Sample Clean-up for Methods for Pesticides in Fatty Matrices

This on-demand webinar describes an alternative approach to the clean-up of matrices with significant fat content using a family of sorbents that effectively retain fatty components. Examples include analysis of pesticides using QuEChERS methodology and the use of unique solid phase extraction (SPE) cartridges for analysis of PCBs and PAHs in fatty foods.

 
Food Mass Spectrometry Towards An All-In-One-Approach

Food Mass Spectrometry: Towards An All-In-One-Approach

Food Analysis spoke to Roberto Romero-González from the University of Almería, Spain about his insights into the role of mass spectrometry in ensuring food safety. He explains how it has been successfully implemented in food testing laboratories because it has several advantages such as robustness, reliability and sensitivity among others.

 
Sample Preparation and Chromatographic Approaches to Quality and Sensory Testing of Beer

Sample Preparation and Chromatographic Approaches to Quality and Sensory Testing of Beer

In this on-demand webinar you'll hear two presentations, on 'Sample Preparation Tools for Chromatographic Testing of Beer' and 'Flavor Chemistry and Sensory Properties of Non-alcoholic Beer'.

 
Sample Preparation for Fatty and Complex Food Matrices

Sample Preparation for Fatty and Complex Food Matrices

In this presentation, sample preparation tools based on zirconia-silica adsorbents for the QuEChERS methodology as well as in the form of solid phase extraction (SPE) cartridges will be introduced. Their applicability and improved fat and pigment removal will be demonstrated for pesticide analysis in samples like avocado and spices, as well as for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in edible oils.

 
Trace Metals Analysis in Dietary Supplements Using ICP-MS

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.

 
An Industry Perspective on the Prevention of Food Fraud

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.

 
Extractables and Leachables in Food Contact Material

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.

 
Connecting Performance Improvement to Increased Production in GCMS Analytical Workflows

Connecting Performance Improvement to Increased Production in GC/MS Analytical Workflows

This on-demand webinar will go over some of the Ultra Inert GC columns, liners and supplies, including gold-seals and novel gold-coated ferrules that are critical to achieve optimal performance even for low-trace level analysis and deliver consistent reliable results. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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. 

 
An Industry Perspective on the Prevention of Food Fraud

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.

 
Which Dioxin and POPs applications can the DFS Magnetic Sector GC-HRMS be used for

Which Dioxin and POPs applications can the DFS Magnetic Sector GC-HRMS be used for?

Dioxins and other persistent organic pollutants are everywhere. Labs need to analyse samples to quantify them and guarantee their results are compliant with regulations and controls.

 

 
Re-evaluation of Polydextrose E 1200 as a Food Additive

Re-evaluation of Polydextrose (E 1200) as a Food Additive

This report deals with the re-evaluation of polydextrose (E 1200) when used as a food additive by the EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF). 

 
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. 

 
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 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.