Live Webcast: ICP-MS in Food Analysis – It’s Not Just for Inorganic Samples Anymore
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:00 EDT/ 2:00pm BST/ 3:00pm CEST
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Nowadays, society demands new analytical methodologies to assess the quality and
traceability of foods. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is a powerful tool for multi-element analysis at trace and ultratrace levels. In the field of food sciences, ICP-MS has been traditionally employed to monitor food micronutrients and toxic elements as well as for provenance studies. The analysis of organic molecules (such as proteins) has been limited to those analytes containing metals, semi-metals and some non-metals in their structure. However, it has been demonstrated that this type of analysis is feasible when labeling the target analyte with an element that is detectable by ICP-MS.
This web seminar will discuss the application and benefits of ICP-MS for the analysis of inorganic and organic materials (such as mycotoxins) in food. Some selected samples (wine, dates, cocoa, and milk) will be used to outline analytical methodology requirements (such as sample preparation, interferences) as well as the capabilities of ICP-MS to provide information to ensure food safety and sample provenance.
Key Learning Objectives
•How ICP-MS can be used for the analysis of both inorganic and organic materials (such as mycotoxins) in food
•What examples from wine, dates, cocoa and milk tell us about the capabilities of the method for this type of analysis for both food safety and sample provenance
•The analytical method requirements (such as sample preparation and dealing with interferences) for such analysesWho Should Attend
•Analytical scientists working in food safety
•Researchers and analysts in food and beverage industries looking for improved methods for demonstrating sample provenance
•Analysts working with ICP-MS for inorganic sample analysis who wish to learn how to apply this technique to organic samples