Lab Technology

Dr Pete Conn at Pittcon 2017.

Special Edition: Lab Technology

News round-up ahead of Pittcon 2018

By Joseph James Whitworth

As a media partner of Pittcon, FoodQualityNews has compiled some exhibitor news ahead of the show.

Picture: iStock/Sergey Khakimullin

Plus: LGC works with coconut yoghurt brand to detect rancid coconut cream

LGC looks at nanomaterials in food samples

By Joseph James Whitworth

LGC’s inorganic analysis team has been using the AF2000 Field Flow Fractionation (FFF) system coupled to Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) to characterise nanomaterials in complex food samples.

Picture: iStock. Results were mostly positive but some issues were highlighted

Majority of labs pass mycotoxin proficiency tests

By Joseph James Whitworth

Two proficiency tests (PT) were organised by the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for mycotoxins on ergot alkaloids (EAs) in rye and deoxynivalenol (DON) in wheat.