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How to Detect Fipronil in Eggs: Tips for Pesticide Screening Laboratories

By August 22, 2017

We discuss analytical options using LC and GC with MS/MS to detect the pesticide fipronil in eggs for food safety testing.

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What’s the Key to Long-Term Success in a Food Testing Laboratory? Reliability.

By June 8, 2017

Waters Corporation and PRIMORIS Belgium… a reliable relationship It makes sense, doesn’t it? No one likes being let down; disappointed. Especially when the consequences are significant. Take, for example, a specialized food testing laboratory –… Read more >

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Listening to Underground Music at Washington State University

By March 21, 2017

Dr. Weller is Research Leader of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Services Wheat Health, Genetics and Quality Research Unit at Washington State University (WSU). His specialty is plant pathology, and the cutting-edge research that his research unit conducts, now with ion mobility mass spectrometry, solves problems affecting the production of small grains, wheat, and barley.

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Simplifying the Screening Workflow for Extractables Testing: Infographic

By February 2, 2017

The safety of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and foodstuffs may be compromised by chemical compounds in the various types of packaging and food contact materials (FCMs) that are in direct contact with the consumer product. Due to… Read more >

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Is Burnt Toast Safe? How Do Food Testing Labs Find Acrylamide?

By January 23, 2017

Q&A time: What is acrylamide? How dangerous is it? How do food testing laboratories detect it?

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Has Your Dinner Menu Been Quantified?

By May 26, 2016

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

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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