The Challenges of Pesticide Analysis - LC or GC Triple Quadrupole?

Food safety standards change and evolve, so what was once at the lower end of permissible pesticide residues analysis results today, may be at the upper end tomorrow.

With over 1000 pesticides and their metabolites, consisting of more than 100 chemical classes used during food production and which may be present in the environment and food we consume, pesticide analysis can be a significant challenge.

Partnered with Separation Science, Part 1 of the Instrument Selection Discussion Series looks at the pros and cons of LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS for the analysis of pesticides in food matrices. Industry experts will share their insights on the challenges of pesticides analysis and analytical workflows for complex samples.

Topics discussed include:

  • What are the main challenges in the LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS analysis of a comprehensive list of pesticides?
  • What are the most challenging sample matrices for pesticides analysis with LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS instruments?
  • How can GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS or High-Resolution Accurate Mass (HRAM) technology address counterfeiting issues?
  • Will laboratories use triple quadrupole mass spectrometry and HRAM as a complementary approach?
  • What are the key improvements Laboratory Professionals look forward to for instrument workflows in the future?

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Our expert panelists for this discussion forum are:

Bert Popping, FOCOS

Bert advises technology providers, food manufacturers, start-up companies, not-for-profit organizations, investors and laboratories on strategic food safety solutions and emerging technologies. Bert previously worked as Chief Scientific Officer and Director Scientific Development and Regulatory Affairs for global contract laboratories and has 25 years of experience in the food testing industry.
Bert Popping

Katie Banaszewski, NOW Foods

Katie is the Analytical Lab Manager NOW Foods where she uses her 15 years of industry experience to lead, motivate and inspire a team of Analytical Chemists and Method Development Scientists. During her time at NOW, Katie has led the development and implementation of a routine pesticide residue monitoring program and plays an integral role in growing the company’s analytical capabilities.
Katie Banaszewski

Łukasz Rajski, EURL-FV, University of Almería

Łukasz is an expert in the development and validation of analytical methods for pesticide residues in food, working with advanced mass spectrometry techniques (both high-resolution and triple quadrupole) coupled to ultra-high performance liquid chromatography and high-performance ion chromatography.
Łukasz Rajski

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