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Featured Educational Resources
Application of GC×GC-TOFMS/FID to FAME Profiling of Dairy Fat and Advantages over Traditional GC Analysis
21 April, 2020
David Mannion (Teagasc)
This webinar will describe the benefits of parallel detection with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF MS) and flame ionisation detection (FID) for confident identification of targets and non-targets, as well as robust quantitation.
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
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
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
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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