Quantitative Analysis of Dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD) and Polychlorinated-p-Dibenzofurans (PCDF) in Foodstuff and Animal Feed using the GCMS-TQ8030 Tandem Mass Spectrometer
25 November 2015

Contaminations of food and feed with persistent organic pollutants (POP), such as dioxons, are determined routinely by various analytical technologies. Dioxins are introduced via several ways into food products, for example eggs can be contaminated via the feed of hens. The current methods to determine the amount of dioxins and dioxin like substances is described in American and European legislations. In the past mainly gas chromatography coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry with isotopic dilution has been used as analytical method for analyzing and quantifying dioxins. In this application more than 50 samples of different matrices were split and analyzed by the Shimadzu GCMS-TQ8030 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer and the Waters Autospec GCHRMS.