food additives and contaminantsThe focus for the October 2011 issue of the Food Additives and Contaminants journal was applications for liquid chromatography (LC) and high-resolution Mass Spectrometry (MS) in food safety and it has five peer-reviewed customer articles featuring our instruments! Normally, this journal allows subscribers to view articles online only so we purchased copies of the articles so that they can downloaded for free online. The articles will be available for downloading until March 1, 2012 so if you are interested, please go to the links below and download.

Title: Screening of plant toxins in food, feed and botanicals using full-scan high-resolution (Orbitrap) mass spectrometry
From the abstract: A generic method based on LC with high-resolution (Orbitrap) mass spectrometry (MS) was systematically investigated for the simultaneous detection of a wide range of plant toxins in a variety of food and feed matrices.

Title: Towards the quantification of residual milk allergens in caseinate-fined white wines using HPLC coupled with single-stage Orbitrap mass spectrometry
From the abstract: A method based on LC-ESI-high-resolution (HR)-MS analysis, using a single-stage Orbitrap mass spectrometer, was developed for the quantification of casein allergens potentially present in white wines as a result of fining by caseinate.

Title: Rapid detection of chloramphenicol in animal products without clean-up using LC–high resolution mass spectrometry
From the abstract: A rapid confirmatory and quantitative method using liquid chromatography–high resolution mass spectrometry (LC–HRMS) was developed to determine sub-µg/kg levels of chloramphenicol (CAP) in meat products.

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Title: Evaluation of a rapid screening method for chemical contaminants of concern in four food-related matrices using QuEChERS extraction, UHPLC and high resolution mass spectrometry

From the abstract: A method combining QuEChERS extraction, ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography and full scan high resolution mass spectrometry was evaluated for its use in screening for chemical residues and contaminants in animal-related food matrices.

Title: Practical considerations for the rapid screening for pesticides using ambient pressure desorption ionisation with high-resolution mass spectrometry
From the abstract:
A rapid screening method for pesticides has been developed to streamline the processing of produce entering the United States.

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