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 >
We discuss analytical options using LC and GC with MS/MS to detect the pesticide fipronil in eggs for food safety testing.
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 >
There is a rightfully high expectation from consumers that the amounts of compounds and ingredients that producers report in their goods are accurate down to trace levels. Whether personally or professionally, we all rely on… Read more >
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 >
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 >
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 >
There is increased concern regarding the authenticity of basmati rice throughout the world. For years, traders have been passing off a lesser quality rice as the world’s finest long-grained, aromatic rice, basmati, in key markets like… Read more >