Trace Elemental and Speciation Analysis of Food

Trace elemental screening and speciation analysis of food is receiving global attention. Some elements are an essential part of a healthy diet, but others, such as lead, mercury, arsenic  and cadmium, offer no nutritional benefits to humans and are actually toxic.

Because food is the primary conduit for elements to enter humans, regulators are becoming stricter and requiring manufacturers to monitor levels of hazardous elements in foodstuffs. In addition, food manufacturers and suppliers are now legally required to label food with ingredients and nutritional information. All of this is driving industry-wide demand for fast, sensitive, reliable and cost-effective testing methods for high-throughput trace elemental analysis of food.

That's why we've created breakthrough technologies to identify organic and inorganic elements at ppm to sub-ppt levels across the lab with our broad portfolio of instrumentation. We help make it possible for scientists in the food and beverage market to work faster—and with the confidence and flexibility to adapt to changing demands.


Analysis of Toxic Elements in Drinking and Bottled Waters using the iCAP 7200 ICP-OES 

The increase in popularity of bottled drinking water has prompted many new regulations which manufacturers must adhere to. These apply to the country in which the water is sold and consumed.

Determination of Trace Elements in Rice Products by Flame and Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

Trace elemental analysis of rice and its products is important on an essential, nutritional and toxicological level. The analysis of heavy metals is of particular relevance to human health following numerous incidents such as the mass cadmium poisoning in the Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

The Analysis of Cadmium in Chocolate by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

A straight forward sample preparation procedure combined with a fully optimized analysis method resulted in accurate detection well below current recommended limits for the concentration of cadmium in foodstuffs.

Iron and Magnesium Determination in Meat using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Flame atomic absorption can provide a fast and easy solution to monitor essential and trace minerals in food samples such as meat which is a primary source for these important elements.

Inorganic Elemental Speciation Analysis Solutions for Food Safety

This webcast presents the latest developments in speciation technology and offers proof data for a wide variety of applications, including arsenic species in apple juice and rice syrup and iodine species in milk using IC-ICP-MS.

Complete Inorganic Elemental Speciation Analysis Solutions for Food Safety

Speciation analysis separates and quantifies the different chemical forms of an element. Learn about current and future legislation driving the need for speciation analysis and the benefits of using IC as a front end to ICP-MS.  


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Trace Elemental Screening and Speciation Analysis in Food

Trace elemental screening and speciation analysis is receiving global attention. Learn what it is, why it's important and how it can help address specific concerns around food.


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Type Title Category Resource No.
Application Note Cadmium Determination in Crab Meat using Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy  Atomic Absorption AN43188
Application Note Iron and Magnesium Determination in Meat using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy  Atomic Absorption AN43190
Application Note Food Series - Ensuring Regulatory Compliance of Foodstuffs using the iCAP 6000 Series ICP  ICP-OES AN40858
Application Note Petrochemical Series - Elemental Analysis of Canola Oil Using iCAP 6000 Series ICP  ICP-OES AN40876
Application Note Ion Chromatography ICP-Q-MS for the Detection of As Species in Apple Juice  ICP-MS PN70001
Application Note The Analysis of Cadmium in Chocolate by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry Atomic Absorption AN43034
Application Note Analysis of Toxic Elements in Drinking and Bottled Waters using the iCAP 7200 ICP-OES  ICP-OES AN43154
Application Note Determination of Trace Elements in Rice Products by Flame and Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry Atomic Absorption AN43019
Application Note IC-ICP-MS Speciation analysis of As in Apple Juice using the iCAP Q ICP-MS ICP-MS AN43099
Application Note Speciation analysis of Cr (III) and Cr (VI) in drinking waters using anion exchange chromatography coupled to the iCAP Q ICP-MS ICP-MS AN43098
Application Note IC-ICP-MS speciation analysis of As in Organic Brown Rice Syrup (OBRS) using the iCAP Q ICP-MS  ICP-MS AN43126
Application Note The Analysis of Trace Elements in Honey by Flame and Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry  Atomic Absorption AN43060
Application Note Analysis of Toxic Elements in Drinking and Bottled Waters using the iCAP 6200 ICP  ICP-OES AN43008
Application Note Analysis of Elemental Contaminants in Beverages using the iCAP 6200 ICP  ICP-OES AN43009
Application Note Analysis of Cadmium in Chocolate by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry  Atomic Absorption AN43034
Application Note Accurate Analysis of Low Levels of Mercury in Fish by Vapor Generation AA Atomic Absorption AN40992
Application Note Mercury Speciation Determinations in Asian Dietary Supplements    Ion Chromatography PN70284
Application Notebook Trace Elemental Analysis Solutions for Food Safety Trace Elemental Analysis AI43199
Article Getting to the truth of the grain Ion Chromatography  
Article Arsenic, Rice and Regulations Ion Chromatography  
Journal Arsenic Queens University - Inorganic arsenic in rice-based products for infants and young childre Ion Chromatography  

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