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Has Your Dinner Menu Been Quantified?

By May 26, 2016
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For decades, food security was viewed exclusively through the lens of shortages. In the 1960s, when daily food availability in emerging countries was just 1,850 kcal per person as many as half of the world’s… Read more >

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Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry – Catch the Excitement!

By March 10, 2016
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Interest in ion mobility mass spectrometry (IMS) technology is growing rapidly. The signs are everywhere. Since the year 2000, the number of abstracts submitted to ASMS mentioning ion mobility has grown more than 10-fold –… Read more >

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What do an ancient Chinese Ruler and Waters’ Mass Spectrometry Research Team have in common?

By February 8, 2016

Tea is very important to them! If Waters Wilmslow ran out of tea it is likely the MS Research Team would struggle to function. The ancient Chinese Ruler, Emperor Jing Di, took tea to the grave… Read more >

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Waters COI Partner brings food fraud into the spotlight again

By July 31, 2015

Global trading of herbs and spices can be traced back for thousands of years. Historically they were considered a rare and precious commodity, but methods to determine their authenticity were only very basic, creating a… Read more >

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Screening for Melamine, Cyanuric Acid, and Dicyandiamide in Powdered Milk and Infant Formula

By June 22, 2015

Melamine and cyanuric acid (CA) are low mass, nitrogen-rich compounds that have been linked to protein adulteration in various foodstuffs in the past.1 While melamine and cyanuric acid are not individually toxic, in combination they can… Read more >

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Is Ion Mobility Ready for Routine Use?

By April 15, 2015

Sitting in the Waters’ John Dalton Suite in Wilmslow, England two weeks ago felt somewhat duplicitous. Here we were, in the part of the world considered the birthplace of Mass Spectrometry (MS), about to embark… Read more >

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Characterizing Extractables from Packaging Materials

By April 9, 2015

Characterization of packaging in various industries has become more important due to ever-increasing global regulations. The first regulations for plastics used in food packaging and contact materials were established in 1982 in Europe1, which have… Read more >

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Agro Food industry Hi Tech article: Ensuring the Consistency and Quality of Food and Beverages with New Advancements in Mass Spectrometry

By March 16, 2015

by Joe Romano  Joe Romano is Senior Manager of Waters’ Food and Environmental Business and a member of the AgroFood Industry Hi Tech Scientific Advisory Board In his recently published article in AGRO Food Industry Hi… Read more >

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Compliance Can Be Complicated, But It Doesn’t Have to Be

By February 18, 2015
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Compliance is required by every regulated industry and in nearly every nation. Whether it’s complying with strict regulations from the United States Food and Drug Administration, the European Directorate for Quality Medicines, or other regulators… Read more >

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Authenticity of Herbal Supplements: The Analytical Tug-of-War

By February 6, 2015
The Role of LC and MS in Analyzing Supplements

Is DNA barcoding the best technique to test product authenticity or adulteration? Or chromatography and mass spectrometry? The New York State attorney general’s office accused four major retailers of selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal… Read more >

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