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FQN digests 2016 and injects topics of 2017

SCIEX on mass spectrometry, authenticity and allergen testing

To get a handle on the food safety and quality landscape we sent a Q+A to several companies in the industry to discuss the highlights of 2016 and to predict...

dispatches from Rapid Methods Europe 2016

From DNA sequencing and metagenomics to mycotoxins and GMOs at RME

Novel foodborne pathogen techniques and geographic origin determination methods as well as work from EU projects were presented at Rapid Methods Europe in Amsterdam.

dispatches from Rapid Methods Europe

Research round-up: Rapid Methods Europe 2016 special

FoodQualityNews went to Amsterdam to look at the posters that presented a sample of the latest research and work in food safety and quality.

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Food-safety milestones: Turbulent times and expanding capabilities

The past few years have been tumultuous in the food industry, with unfortunate food safety incidents eroding consumer trust in the supply chain and governing bodies stepping up to implement...

Round-up of ASMS 2016 news

ASMS 2016: Who launched what at the conference?

Industry gathered recently for the American Society of Mass Spectrometry conference (ASMS). We look at who launched what during the event.

News in brief

SCIEX inks licensing agreement to help expand mass spectrometry adoption

SCIEX and the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have signed a licensing agreement for technologies around analytical chemistry equipment.

dispatches from RAFA 2015, Prague

HRMS redesign will ‘deliver what routine testing customers need’ - SCIEX

SCIEX has launched a high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) platform for routine testing at RAFA 2015.

dispatches from RAFA 2015, Prague

RAFA: Chromatography is not ‘sexy’ and food contact migration

A call not to forget chromatography when it comes to analysis and work to analyse possible migration of substances in and out of food contact materials were the highlights of...

dispatches from RAFA 2015, Prague

RAFA: Nano, EU projects and US food safety work

Methods to analyse nanoparticles, food safety from the US perspective and insight into a range of EU projects were key topics during the second day of a conference in Prague.

dispatches from RAFA 2015, Prague

RAFA: Solving food fraud, citizen science and Nestlé analytical results

It is not possible to solve food fraud by analytical methods alone, the rise of citizen science and the revelation that Nestlé collects 100 million analytical results per year were...

RAFA 2015 in Czech Republic November 3–6

FQN heads to RAFA 2015

An international conference covering the latest issues in food safety and quality with the biggest industry names starts this week.

MALDI-TOF MS subject of PHE draft standard

Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization – time of flight (MALDI-ToF) mass spectrometry is to be added to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) standard microbiological test methods.

dispatches from AOAC Europe – NMKL – NordVal Symposium

Future challenges in food analysis theme of industry event

The future of microbiology, a call to review current allergen detection methods and method validation were some of the highlights at an industry event.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Anuga FoodTec 2015 in pictures

FoodQualityNews took to the trade show floor last week in between interviews and videos to take a few snaps.

dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Anuga FoodTec - the industry reaction

Multivac, Neogen Europe, Vikan, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bruker, Merck Millipore and Ecolab were some of the many exhibitors that welcomed visitors to their stands at Anuga FoodTec 2015 last week.

News in brief

FoodQualityNews at Anuga FoodTec next week

FoodQualityNews will be bringing you live news and views of the food safety industry next week as we attend Anuga FoodTec.

AB SCIEX unveils entry-level mass spec system

AB SCIEX has launched an entry-level mass spectrometry system that meets the evolving demands of food and environmental testing laboratories.

AB SCIEX software targets improved food testing results

AB SCIEX has launched the MasterView Food Testing Workflow for QTRAP mass spectrometry systems to give laboratories improved confidence and reliability in results when screening, identifying and quantifying targeted chemical contaminants...

LC-MS/MS growing as food testing tool – AB SCIEX

Protein-related testing such as allergen detection and meat speciation using LC-MS/MS is gaining more interest, according to AB SCIEX.

dispatches from Analytica 2014

Analytica 2014: An editor's view

‘The same machines you see here are used in applications from food testing to looking at cancer’, one exhibitor told me during the 2014 Analytica Trade Show in Munich.

AB Sciex develops meat speciation test

A meat speciation method for detecting pig and horse contamination has been developed by scientists at the University of Münster and AB Sciex. 

Multi-contaminant testing set to grow

Demand for multi-contaminant testing is expected to continue growing, according to AB SCIEX.

AB SCIEX software to simplify mass spectrometry

AB SCIEX has launched MasterView Software to simplify mass spectrometry in food safety testing and environmental analysis labs.

AB Sciex unveils meat speciation method after horse meat scandal

AB Sciex has unveiled a meat speciation method which detects animal protein markers and veterinary drug residues in a single analysis.

AB SCIEX unveils DCD testing method following residue concerns

AB SCIEX has responded to concerns about the presence of dicyandiamide (DCD) in New Zealand dairy products by unveiling a new laboratory method to test for the agricultural chemical.

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