TRUST your foods are all they should be – RAFA 2017

Featured videos

Isotope fingerprints are powerful tools to determine authenticity, country of origin and potential frauds for food and beverage samples.

Susanne Ekroth will present you the workflow for SweEt with around 550 pesticide analytes in targeted mode with triple quadrupole techniques as well as the Thermo Scientific Q Exactive Focus Orbitrap for LC-amendable analytes.

David Borts presents the Q Exactive Focus mass spectrometer system – high-resolution accurate-mass (HRAM) capabilities.

Kestin Kratschmer will discuss results for mixtures of different CP and PCB standards as well as a comparison of food samples that were analysed with and without separation of co-eluting POPs during sample clean-up.

Ed George presents how the new Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantis and TSQ Altis Triple Quadrupole MS Systems can be used in veterinary medicines methodology.

Complete workflow solution for the analysis of 330 pesticide residues by liquid chromatography high resolution mass spectrometry is demonstrated.

DualData XL Module of the Thermo Scientific DFS Magnetic Sector GC-HRMS is designed for doubled performance throughput for Dioxins and POPs analysis.

Isotope fingerprints analyzed by GC-IRMS enable to differentiate tequila purity and can inform on adulteration and product mislabeling.

Isotope fingerprints analyzed by LC-IRMS enable to identify if the sugar in the honey is natural or was artificially added.

Oxygen isotope fingerprint analyzed with the Thermo Scientific GasBench II System allows the identification of water addition in commercial wine.

Food and beverage have a fingerprint, a unique chemical signature. To visualize this fingerprint, IRMS can be used identifying origin and authenticity.

Hydrogen and oxygen isotope fingerprints are powerful tools to determine the country of origin of coffee beans and assess product label claims.

The poster shows the comparison of the N/Protein data obtained with the Thermo Scientific FlashSmartEA using argon as carrier gas to the data obtained using helium.

Protein determination is used for the evaluation of food and animal feed quality and potentially for the uncovering of potential mislabeling cases.

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RAFA 2015

Welcome to the on-demand highlights from the Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA) 2015 held in Prague, Czech Republic. Watch videos of poster presentations, view and read posters presented at the exhibition by experts in food analysis and download for future reference. Join the experience to hear expert testimonials and update your knowledge of food safety analysis. Come and join us in 2017 at the 8th International Symposium.



Attaining Accurate Authentication

by Prof. Dr. Jana Hajšlová (UCT Prague), Chairwoman of Symposium

As fraudsters become increasingly knowledgeable and adept, authentication of food and beverages becomes more and more challenging. I was keen to see if GC- Orbitrap technology represented a new tool in the defense of food safety and quality – and Scotland’s centuries-old whisky industry.


Rapid Target and Untarget Analytical Method for Alkaloids Analysis in Herbal Extracts

A Method to Estimate False Positive and False Negative Rates with Regard to Resolving Power, Precursor Isolation and Complexity of the Matrix for HRAM-MS

Quantitative and Qualitative Confirmation of Pesticides in Beet Extract Using a Hybrid Quadrupole-Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer

Occurrence of Pesticide Residues in Italian Organic Honey from Different Areas

Additional posters

Technical note