There’s a longstanding debate among historians about whether America’s first Thanksgiving feast at Plymouth Colony in fall 1621 included turkey. Yet, today there’s no disputing that this bird has become a symbol and centerpiece of… Read more >
A Breakthrough in Dioxin Analysis for Environmental Laboratories In September, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recognized the use of atmospheric pressure gas chromatography (APGC) with tandem quadrupole mass spectrometry (MS) as an acceptable… Read more >
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the power of technology has emerged center stage, keeping the industry connected at a time when many ordinary avenues of communication have been cut off over safety concerns.… Read more >
While the hyphenation of chromatographic and mass spectrometry technologies has revolutionized food contaminant testing laboratories, one major drawback is the potential for the phenomenon of matrix effects. Due to unwanted interactions between the analytes and… Read more >
When developing a method for the routine multiresidue analysis of pesticides in food commodities there are several factors that need to be considered when selecting which liquid chromatography (LC) column to use. The requirements include:… Read more >
In the various pieces of collateral we have published at Waters on highly polar pesticides, such as glyphosate or chlormequat, one of the main parameters we discuss is retention. But what do we mean by… Read more >
Plastics – Friend and Foe If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen images of all the floating plastic in the Great Pacific garbage patch or perhaps you’ve seen the images of wildlife rescuers trying to… Read more >
Opening this week in Singapore is a new resource for scientists in the challenging position of needing analytical insights as part of their food and water research, but who lack access to state-of-the-art instrumentation … we’re so excited we wanted to share a preview!
We discuss analytical options using LC and GC with MS/MS to detect the pesticide fipronil in eggs for food safety testing.
Q&A time: What is acrylamide? How dangerous is it? How do food testing laboratories detect it?