Achieving consistency in sample preparation to ensure low blank levels in trace metal determination

12 Oct 2023

Recently, the FDA proposed a 'close to zero' plan to eradicate trace metal contaminants from baby food. However, reducing detection limits of trace metals presents some challenges and laboratories need to have specific protocols and the right set-up to control possible contamination and ensure a robust approach. In this study, Milestone demonstrates how the easyFILL, an automated dosing station specifically designed to be integrated into the sample preparation process, helps to control blanks in elemental analysis in term of reduced risk of contamination and consistency.