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.
Determination of Arsenic in Food and Beverages with Pure Oxygen Reactive Gas Using the iCAP RQ ICP-MS
The iCAP RQ ICP-MS is a powerful tool for the determination of trace elements in a wide range of food samples. This application note describes how accurate and reliable data for analysis of arsenic in food and beverage samples is obtained.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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