One aspect of food safety is the need for comprehensive monitoring of pesticide residues in food. Pesticide residue analysts are constantly challenged to detect, identify, and quantify hundreds of pesticides from different compound classes at low concentrations, in diverse sample types, with fast turnaround, and at an acceptable cost. Truly comprehensive monitoring requires analysis by both gas chromatography (GC) and liquid chromatography (LC) techniques. It also requires the use of targeted analysis (for routine analysis of well-known compounds) and also non-targeted approaches (for the detection of unexpected or illegally used compounds).
This interactive dialogue will feature four world-renowned experts in the field of food safety and pesticide analysis who will address the critical aspects of pesticide analysis workflows needed to achieve valid and comprehensive results. Experts will debate sample preparation, sample extraction, and cleanup procedures including the choice and optimization of solvent and reagent combinations. They will discuss the evolution of both LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS analysis for multi-residue pesticide analysis, with a focus on new developments in high-resolution accurate-mass (HRAM) mass spectrometry instrumentation as well as the necessary software requirements needed to develop innovative, comprehensive, and cost-effective screening solutions.
By listening to this roundtable, you’ll obtain valuable information regarding the development and optimization of method workflows, method critical control points, and the solutions to frequently encountered challenges. You’ll also gain a better understanding of the requirements needed for validation and ongoing quality control, and how implementation of GC- and LC-triple quadrupole, HRAM, and software technologies are used to solve the most complex analytical problems.
Richard Fussell, M.Sc., Global Marketing Manager, Food & Beverage Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Dr. Katerina Mastovska Associate Scientific Director Covance Laboratories
Dr. Hans Mol Senior Scientist RIKILT-Wageningen UR
Amadeo Fernandes-Alba Full Professor in Analytical Chemistry University of Almeria, Spain
Walter Hammack Environmental Manager Florida Department of Agriculture’s Division of Food Safety and Chemical Residue Laboratory
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