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Extractables and Leachables in Food Contact Material


KC Hyland (SCIEX)

This webinar covers methods for detecting and quantifying compounds that might leach into food from packaging materials.

New Analytical Strategies for the Determination of Food Quality and Safety by Automated Sample Preparation Coupled with 1D and 2D GC–MS


Chiara Cordero (University of Turin), Giorgia Purcaro (University of Liège) & Taylor Hayward (Apeel Sciences)

In this e-seminar industry experts discuss the common problems associated with sample preparation for a variety of food applications. They discuss how these have been overcome using a powerful combination of sample extraction and enrichment, with both 1D and 2D GC coupled with mass spectrometry.

Trace Metals Analysis in Dietary Supplements Using ICP-MS: How to Achieve Regulatory Compliance and Minimize Contamination


Grant Fulford and Hans Krueger (Eurofins Food Integrity and Innovation)

This presentation covers ICP-MS analysis of dietary supplements for trace metals and minimizing contamination to meet regulatory compliance. Case studies and data are presented to show the challenges that regulations for trace metals can present in ICP-MS analysis of food and dietary supplements.

An Industry Perspective on the Prevention of Food Fraud


Luis Hernandez & Geoffrey Cottenet (Nestlé)

Nestlé Research has collaborated with Thermo Fisher Scientific and SGS Molecular to develop an untargeted species identification workflow based on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), which is applicable to meat, fish and plant.

The Power of GC-TOF-MS for Food and Environmental Applications eSeminar


Multi-speaker event

Discover how GC-TOF-MS and GC×GC-TOF-MS technologies can dramatically enhance your applications for food and environmental analysis and increase data quality and sample throughput. This on-demand eSeminar comprises two sessions: one dedicated to food analysis and the other to environmental analysis.

Food Authenticity and the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Standards and Methods Development Program


Bert Pöpping, Joe Boison, John Szpylka and Palmer Orlandi

Viewers will be introduced to the approach taken by AOAC International’s Food Authenticity Methods (FAM) Program and to the TT and NTT consensus performance standards recently adopted for methods to authenticate high priority commodities such as olive oil, honey and milk.

Routine Trace Pesticide Residue Quantitation with Comprehensive Workflows: Solutions for Success in Today’s Laboratories


Ed George (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

This webinar describes the development and implementation of two separate complete workflow solutions based on LC-MS/MS and IC-MS/MS for the routine quantitation of pesticide residues in food products. These ready-to-go solutions have been validated in a variety of matrices across multiple laboratories.

Application of GC×GC-TOFMS/FID to FAME Profiling of Dairy Fat and Advantages over Traditional GC Analysis


David Mannion (Teagasc)

Learn the value of GC×GC-TOF MS for food analysis, and how it offers the unique possibility for detailed FAMEs profiling and effective fingerprinting of complex samples, In addition, learn how cutting-edge analytical techniques can reveal hidden information from complex food samples.

Advantages of TF-SPME Sample Extraction Prior to GC-MS


Ray Marsili (Marsili Consulting Group, Rockford, Illinois, USA)

The advantages of TF-SPME as an extraction technique are discussed using the following examples: comparing off-flavour chemicals in beer by sequential-SBSE and TF-SPME; analysis of vegetable oils by HS-TF-SPME; chemicals in vaping products by HS-TF-SPME; and analysis of free and glycosidically bound volatile phenolics in smoke-tainted wines.

Solving the Challenges and Workflow Dilemma of High-throughput Multi-residue Pesticide Screening Program in a Quality Control Environment


Katie Banaszewski (NOW Foods)

By viewing this presentation you will learn about optimization of LC-MS and GC-MS workflows for pesticide analysis in food, techniques for extracting difficult food matrices, and the use of Chromeleon software to streamline sample reporting.

Determination of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins and Tetrodotoxin in Shellfish using HILIC/MS/MS


Andrew D. Turner (Cefas Weymouth Laboratory, UK)

This webinar describes the development of a combined method to ensure the high quality of shellfish, intended for human consumption, using HILIC/MS/MS and MassHunter software.

The Importance of Ultra Fast Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Chemical Hazards in Food & Beverages


Peter Varelis (Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Oceania)

This webinar highlights the importance of ultra fast mass spectrometry for the analysis of chemical hazards in food and beverages. This is discussed in the context of the regulatory requirements for the analysis of contaminants in foods and a general overview of chemical hazards in foods.

Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography (LC×LC) for the Analysis of Bioactive Compounds in Foodstuffs


Luigi Mondello (University of Messina, Italy)

Learn about the benefits provided by comprehensive two-dimensional LC techniques, for the separation/identification of complex food matrices, as well as how to implement LC×LC using different column combinations (e.g. NP×RP, RP×RP and HILIC×RP) and instrumental set-ups.

Automated Solutions for Determining 3-MCPD and Glycidyl Fatty Acid Esters in Edible Oils and Fats


Eva Walter (Walter Rau Neusser Öl und Fett AG ( A Bunge Company), Germany)

The webinar is interesting for all those who analyse, or are planning to analyse, for 3-MCPD and glycidyl fatty acid esters, who enjoy the optimization and automation of sample preparation processes or simply want to keep up with the latest developments in the field of food analysis.

Mass Spectrometry in Authenticity Testing and Allergen Detection: Novel approaches from Food Proteomics


Jens Brockmeyer (Institute of Biochemistry and Technical Biochemistry, University Stuttgart)

Learn about the methodological basics of food proteomics, novel approaches in authenticity testing employing proteomics and mass spectrometry, and opportunities and pitfalls in the important field of allergen detection.

A New Integrated, Sample-to-Result, Analytical Workflow for the Sensitive and Reliable Analysis of Polar Anionic Pesticides and Metabolites


Richard Fussell and Fausto Pigozzo (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

This webinar introduces a new validated ion-chromatography triple quadrupole mass spectrometry based workflow for the robust, sensitive and reliable determination of a group of polar anionic pesticides and metabolites at low µg/kg levels, without the need for derivatization, and all in a single analysis.

Expert Series: Food & Beverage Applications of Ion Chromatography

Online Tutorial

Dr Joachim Weiss, Ph.D (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

This presentation covers key food and beverage applications of ion chromatography including nitrite/nitrate in meat and milk products, sulfite analysis in wine, iodide analysis in baby formula, polyphosphates in cheese, biogenic amines in vegetables, pesticides and herbicides, and carbohydrate analysis.

Accurate Mass Spectra Worth Reading for Food and Environmental Analysis


Atsushi Yamamoto (Tottori University of Environmental Studies, Japan)

In this presentation, the fundamentals of high-resolution mass spectral interpretation are provided, together with some practical examples in food and environmental analysis.

Metabolomic Profiling of Superfood Seeds in Bakery Products using a Benchtop GC Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer


Dr Jürgen Wendt (LECO European Application and Technology Center, Berlin, Germany)

In this webinar a benchtop GC TOF-MS is used to evaluate the metabolomic profile of chia, flax and sesame seeds, looking for chemical markers to confirm the presence of such seeds in food products.

Tracing the Origin of Food: Establish Food Authenticity using Elemental Profiling


Susan Ebeler (UC Davis), Courtney Tanabe (UC Davis) and Jenny Nelson (Agilent Technologies)

Learn how elemental profiling using ICP-MS, ICP-OES, and MP-AES can be used as an approach for geographic authentication of various foods and beverages.

Which IC-MS to Choose for Your Drinking Water Analysis


Alexander Semyonov (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

In this on-demand presentation, we look at several water analysis methods routinely performed by drinking and wastewater facilities, from common anion and perchlorate determinations, to the analysis of disinfection byproducts, such as haloacetic acids (HAAs), bromate, and ionic pesticides.

Analytical Approaches to Trace Elements in Food


Multi-Speaker Event

Separation Science, in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific, has developed an on-demand learning event covering analytical approaches to trace elements in food matrices. From a brief history and regulatory outlook to modern ICP-MS applications and methods, and through to new instrumental solutions, this multi-speaker event has your elemental analysis questions covered.

New Trends, Methods & Applications in Food Safety Analysis


Multi-Speaker Event

Separation Science, in collaboration with PerkinElmer and Waters, has developed an on-demand multi-speaker eSeminar covering trends, methods and applications of analytical techniques in food safety analysis. Presented by Bert Popping (FOCOS, Germany), Ilka Haase (Eurofins Genomics, Germany), Ellen Miseo (Teak Origin, USA), Sara Stead (Waters), Jacqueline van der Wielen (Mars Wrigley Confectionary), Melanie Downs and Philip Johnson (Food Allergy Research and Resource Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Chiara Dall'Asta (University of Parma and European Food Safety Authority) and Alessandro Baldi Talini (PerkinElmer)

Food Safety Analysis Conference (27 & 28 November 2018, Singapore)

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Food Science & Separation Science

Many countries in the Asia Pacific region are stepping up regulations on food safety. This requires adjustments to analytical testing strategies and methodologies in all laboratories working with food matrices for national and international markets. These testing strategies include protocols for food safety, food authentication and food fraud. These are just a few of the important areas that will be covered at Food Safety Analysis 2018 by international experts from organisations such as Danone, Mars, Fonterra, Nestle, Eurofins, RIKILT, FERA and EU reference labs.

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