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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).

 
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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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.

 
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).

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.