Editorial Article: Recent Developments in Food Safety and Integrity – Special Feature

From laboratory food testing to operations out in the field, discover the latest strategies being used to monitor and secure the safety of the world's food

07 Jun 2018

From insecticide contamination in eggs to salmonella scares in baby formula, concerns around food safety rarely leave the news. The safety of our food can be compromised both inadvertently through pesticide contamination and through purposeful adulteration. As the global food market becomes increasingly stressed, managing the safety of our food will become more of a priority than ever.

In June, SelectScience® is focusing on the development of food analysis techniques, technologies and legislation to cope with these great challenges. In this feature, you can discover analytical methods for detecting compounds in foods and useful resources from across the industry to help your lab workflow.


DART QDa LiveID Analysis: Real-Time Authentication of Food and Beverages

Find out how authentic reference samples of premium whiskey, palm oils, and ground cinnamon and cassia have been investigated by Waters Corporation using Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) coupled with QDa mass detection and LiveID Software. This technique benefits from a rapid screening methodology for high-value food and beverage samples, with minimal sample preparation.
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MicroLC: Faster Detection of Veterinary Drug Residues in Food

The levels and presence of veterinary drug residues in foods of animal origin are legislated in the EU, with limits often varying with the drug residue. The MicroLC method on a YMC-Triart C18 capillary column easily fulfils the requirements of the current EU legislation. This application note clearly demonstrates an improvement in sensitivity when moving to MicroLC.

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Our Food, Our Future: How the World is Tackling Food Integrity

What is food integrity, and how can we safeguard it in the face of multiple global challenges? This is an issue which scientists from around the world have been trying to tackle. In this video, Professor Chris Elliott, of Queen’s University Belfast, introduces the Asset 2018 Summit which was hosted in Belfast, UK. Check back throughout the special feature to stay up-to-date on outcomes from the summit.

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NMR Analysis: Fingerprinting Hungarian Wines Using Advanced Technological Solutions

The global wine industry has struggled with wine fraud for a long time. Following in the footsteps of several leading wine-producing countries, Hungary has now established a Hungarian Wine Consortium to ‘fingerprint’ its wines and therefore protect this important part of its economy for the long term. In this video, discover how they are using NMR technology from Bruker to establish a Hungarian wine map.

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SweEt Multiresidue Method: Detecting Unexpected & Unwanted Compounds in Food

In this webinar, Susanne Ekroth, from the Swedish National Food Agency, addresses the challenge of finding an efficient workflow for both targeted and non-targeted compounds and demonstrates a next-generation workflow for more efficient control of unexpected and unwanted compounds in food: the Swedish Ethyl acetate multiresidue method (SweEt), coupled with a high-resolution mass spectrometer.

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