Mass spec for all ages Liesl Krone has proven that food safety is a topic of interest to consumers of all ages. In early 2014, Liesl embarked on a follow-up study to her award winning 2013 poster, with a focus on analyzing the difference between imported produce & locally grown produce to identify which contained higher levels of chemical residues. Her work advanced her to the Intel International Science Fair, in early May 2014.
Learn about what Liesl discovered when she analyzed for pesticides in various foods using the QuEChERS approach with LC-MS/MS analysis. ... Read more
Minimizing matrix effects in food testing Many scientists in food safety testing will admit that one of the biggest challenges they face is overcoming matrix interferences that negatively impact their analytical results. From signal suppression to the excessive maintenance required to clean the instrumentation after long runs of dirty samples, wouldn't it be great to get rid of food matrix in our testing methods?
See the latest webcasts & read the newest application notes that will teach you some tips and tricks to overcome those stubborn matrix effects. ... Read more
True non-targeted screening for food contaminations The birth of accurate mass, high resolution LC-MS/MS offers the possibility to perform unknown, or non-targeted screening in foods, water, or other consumer products, for unknown chemical residues through the use of full scan accurate mass MS data collection.
CProcess non-targeted screening data for knowns (targeted lists) in just 5 mouse clicks and unknowns (true non-targeted screening) in less than 15 minutes - seeing is believing! ... Read more
New methods to test for antibiotics in foods The analysis of antibiotics or veterinary drug residues in foods, feeds, & animal products can be one of the most challenging in all of food testing due to the very low levels often regulated. For example, some antibiotics or hormone residues are regulated at less than 1 ppb!
Browse here to learn about how SCIEX users around the world are developing innovative methods to test for low level antibiotics in animal products & feeds. ... Read more