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Trust your foods are all they should be

Join us at the 9th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA) in Prague, Czech Republic, 5-8 November 2019. Discover how you can advance and enhance your food safety workflows. Bring your questions to our experts at booth #8.

Recent developments in the determination of trace element contaminants, and residue of polar pesticides in food

Topic 1: Fast and Comprehensive Analysis of Elemental Contaminants in Food using ICP-OES and ICP-MS Speaker: Matthew Cassap

Different chromatographic techniques such as ion chromatography (IC) can be hyphenated easily to element selective detectors ICP-MS. In this presentation, comprehensive and fast solutions for the analysis of trace elements in food samples are highlighted, including the use of ICP-OES and interference free detection at low levels using ICP-MS.

Topic 2: Recent developments in integrated workflows for the multi-residue analysis of polar anionic pesticides and metabolites Speaker: Richard Fussell

This presentation will provide the latest information on the development of the Thermo Scientific Anionic Pesticides Explorer: a new validated and integrated IC-MS/MS based workflow for the robust, sensitive and reliable routine determination of polar anionic pesticides and metabolites at low µg/kg levels in a single run. The workflow uses a modified QuPPe extraction with solid phase extraction clean-up.

Using cutting-edge mass spectrometry technologies to address new food safety challenges

Topic 1: EU compliant routine quantitative dioxin, dioxin-like compounds by GC-MS/MS with advanced electron ionisation source Speaker: Adam Ladak

Regulatory changes in Europe in 2014 allowed GC-MS/MS to be used for confirmatory analysis and control of maximum levels (MLs) and action levels (ALs) of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in food and feed samples. In this study, the performance of a Thermo ScientificTM TSQTM 9000 GC-MS/MS system equipped with an Advanced Electron Ionization (AEI) source was evaluated for the routine analysis of dioxins, dioxin-like PCBs and non-dioxin-like PCBs in solvent standards and food/feedstuff samples.

Topic 2: Recent developments in the analysis of pesticides using LC- and GC-Orbitrap Speaker: Richard Fussell

This presentation will provide an update on the use of Thermo Scientific Orbitrap High Resolution Accurate Mass (HRAM) mass spectrometers for the targeted and screening analysis of GC and LC, amenable pesticides and contaminants in food.

Trust your foods are all they should be

Welcome to the On Demand highlights from the 8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA) held in Prague, Czech Republic, 7-10 November 2017. From the comfort of your desk, watch videos of seminars and interviews from RAFA 2017.

Join the experience and hear expert testimonials and update your knowledge of food safety analysis.

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A Comprehensive Multi-Class Veterinary Medicines Method Using A New Best-In-Class Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer
Ed George – Thermo Fisher Scientific

Applications of the Thermo Scientific Q Exactive Focus Quadrupole – Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
David Borts - Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

GC-Orbitrap MS: A New Way to Simultaneously Determine Different Halogenated POPs?
Kerstin Kraetschmer, European Union Reference Laboratory for Dioxins and PCBs in Feed and Food, Freiburg, Germany

SweEt Analyses in Non-Targeted and Targeted Mode with High Resolution Mass Spectrometry
Susanne Ekroth - Chemistry Division NFA Sweden

Food Integrity with Isotope Fingerprints: Unlocking the Truth
Chris Brodie – Thermo Fisher Scientific

Stable Isotope Analysis to Detect Food Adulteration and Fraud
Simon Kelly - Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory & Section Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture

Featured videos

Ed George presents how the new Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantis and TSQ Altis Triple Quadrupole MS Systems can be used in veterinary medicines methodology. 

Complete workflow solution for the analysis of 330 pesticide residues by liquid chromatography high resolution mass spectrometry is demonstrated.

DualData XL Module of the Thermo Scientific DFS Magnetic Sector GC-HRMS is designed for doubled performance throughput for Dioxins and POPs analysis.

Isotope fingerprints analyzed by GC-IRMS enable to differentiate tequila purity and can inform on adulteration and product mislabeling.

Isotope fingerprints are powerful tools to determine authenticity, country of origin and potential frauds for food and beverage samples.

Susanne Ekroth will present you the workflow for SweEt with around 550 pesticide analytes in targeted mode with triple quadrupole techniques as well as the Thermo Scientific Q Exactive Focus Orbitrap for LC-amendable analytes.

David Borts presents the Q Exactive Focus mass spectrometer system – high-resolution accurate-mass (HRAM) capabilities.

Kestin Kratschmer will discuss results for mixtures of different CP and PCB standards as well as a comparison of food samples that were analysed with and without separation of co-eluting POPs during sample clean-up.

Isotope fingerprints analyzed by LC-IRMS enable to identify if the sugar in the honey is natural or was artificially added.

Oxygen isotope fingerprint analyzed with the Thermo Scientific GasBench II System allows the identification of water addition in commercial wine.

Food and beverage have a fingerprint, a unique chemical signature. To visualize this fingerprint, IRMS can be used identifying origin and authenticity.

Hydrogen and oxygen isotope fingerprints are powerful tools to determine the country of origin of coffee beans and assess product label claims.

The poster shows the comparison of the N/Protein data obtained with the Thermo Scientific FlashSmartEA using argon as carrier gas to the data obtained using helium.

Protein determination is used for the evaluation of food and animal feed quality and potentially for the uncovering of potential mislabeling cases.

RAFA 2015

Welcome to the on-demand highlights from the Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA) 2015 held in Prague, Czech Republic. Watch videos of poster presentations, view and read posters presented at the exhibition by experts in food analysis and download for future reference. Join the experience to hear expert testimonials and update your knowledge of food safety analysis. Come and join us in 2017 at the 8th International Symposium.



Attaining Accurate Authentication

by Prof. Dr. Jana Hajšlová (UCT Prague), Chairwoman of Symposium

As fraudsters become increasingly knowledgeable and adept, authentication of food and beverages becomes more and more challenging. I was keen to see if GC- Orbitrap technology represented a new tool in the defense of food safety and quality – and Scotland’s centuries-old whisky industry.


Additional posters

Technical note