Simon Hird - Waters
Simon Hird
Simon Hird
Simon Hird has worked for Waters since 2014 as a Principal Scientist, currently working in the Global Food and Environmental Market Development Team. In this role, Simon contributes to scientific projects to support marketing activities, is involved in the commercialization of new technologies, promotes outcomes from collaboration and provides advice, training, context and technical marketing tools to various parts of the Waters organization and to customers globally. Prior to joining Waters, Simon spent almost 20 years at a government laboratory in the UK, where he was head of the LC-MS/MS team responsible for determination of residues and contaminants in food and environmental samples.

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Solutions for Mycotoxin Testing: Analytical Perspectives from Field to the Laboratory

By August 2, 2021

The food and feed industries quest to balance quality and safety assurance with economy and efficiency has always posed challenges, but in the context of an increasingly globalized food supply, rising concern about foodborne illness,… Read more >

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Nuts About Christmas … And Mycotoxin Detection

By December 21, 2020

A bowl of nuts, with polished or carved nutcrackers, is part of many traditional winter holiday feasts. Growing up in England in the 1970s, I enjoyed hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts and Brazil nuts as special treats… Read more >

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

By May 22, 2018

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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