Chemicals in food and contaminations can arise unexpectedly, such as hazardous by-products from chemical reactions that can occur during cooking or processing. In more deliberate cases, illegal adulterants which could be potentially carcinogenic can be added to food to deceive the consumer, like melamine-adulterated food.
Emerging contaminants and adulterants can pose a health risk because these are often synthetic chemicals, foreign to the body, with unknown side-effects. The increased presence of adulterants in raw materials has highlighted the need for comprehensive testing to avoid expensive product recalls, ensure consumer health and eliminate potential brand damage.
SCIEX offers sensitive, accurate and simple methods for labs to quickly analyze food samples to find and quantify contaminants and adulterants, whether known or unknown to protect your products and public health.