Advances in food safety analysis highlighted

By Rick Pendrous

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Food safety analysis boost
Thermo Fisher Scientific demonstrated technology and instrumentation for a range of food safety testing applications at last month’s (November 3–6) Annual International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA) held in Prague.

“The demand for fast and accurate food safety analysis technologies is on the rise, and we recognise the need for comprehensive workflow solutions,”​ says Khalil Divan, senior director of marketing, food and beverage at Thermo Fisher. “Our technology innovations, including our breakthrough Thermo Scientific Q Exactive GC Orbitrap GC-MS, deliver outstanding sensitivity and high-resolution accurate mass capabilities for a new level of performance for food safety testing.”

Making its RAFA debut, the new Q Exactive GC Orbitrap GC-MS/MS (gas chromatography-mass spectrometry/ tandem mass spectrometry) combines high-resolution GC and high-resolution/accurate-mass Orbitrap MS and is suited for comprehensive sample characterisation and targeted and non-targeted analysis of contaminants and residues such as pesticides.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Thermo Scientific DFS magnetic sector GC-HRMS (high resolution MS) for dioxin and persistent organic pollutants routine analysis, designed to deliver quantitative results at low trace levels, was also demonstrated.

Other food safety testing technologies featured included the Trace 1300 Series GC, Delta V isotope ratio MS; TSQ 8000 Evo GC-MS/MS pesticide analyser; and Vanquish ultra high performance liquid chromatography system.

Contact: Thermo Fisher Scientific

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