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Validation of HPLC analytical method for determination of biogenic amines in agricultural products
Hyeock Yoon, Jae-Hyung Mah

An analytical method was validated for the quantitative determination of biogenic amines (BA) in agricultural products. The validation results fulfill AOAC criteria and recommendations. This method has been applying to analyze BA in agricultural products for a total dietary survey in Korea.

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Non-target Screening of Contaminants in Paper-paperboard for Food Contact Materials
Lukas Vapenka*, Adam Vavrous**, Lenka Votavova*, Kristina Kejlova**, Jaroslav Dobias*, Jitka Sosnovcova**

The aim of this work was non-targeted screening of xenobiotics in paper and paperboard packaging materials used for food packaging in the Czech Republic.

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Development of an Analytical Strategy for Simultaneous Determination of Multiple Contaminants in Paper Food Packaging
Adam Vavrouš (1), Lukáš Vápenka (2), Kristina Kejlová (1), Jitka Sosnovcová (1), Dagmar Jírová (1)

We developed a method for simultaneous determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polyfluorinated compounds, ink photoinitiators, phthalates and bisphenols in paper food packaging employing GC–MS/MS and HPLC–MS/MS.

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Sergio Carneado, Ariane V. Zmozinski, Carmen Ibáñez-Palomino, Àngels Sahuquillo, José Fermín López-Sánchez, Márcia M. da Silva

This work reports the method development for the simultaneous determination of methylmercury (MeHg+) and inorganic mercury (iHg) species in seafood. The study focused on the extraction and quantification of MeHg+ by liquid chromatography coupled to on-line UV irradiation and cold vapour atomic fluorescence spectroscopy (LC-UV-HG-AFS), using HCl 4 mol L-1 as extractant agent.

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A Workflow for Comprehensive Analysis of Forensic Samples Using Electron and Chemical Ionization High Resolution Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
David E. Alonso, Joe Binkley, and John Rorabeck

EI/CI workflow facilitates confident compound identification. Proper sample preparation is critical for the analysis of complex samples. GC-HRT provides high quality, accurate mass data for:
-Spectral similarity searches (NIST, Wiley, etc.)
-Formula determination (fragment, molecular, and adduct ions)

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Analysis of Low Levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) in Canned Broths
Ken G. Espenschied, Michael Ye, Olga I. Shimelis, and Christine Dumas

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a primary monomer used in the manufacture of many plastics and epoxies. Some of these plastics are used as beverage containers and as liners and sealants for metal food containers. Because of BPA’s potential to act as an endocrine disrupter at low concentrations in humans, regulations have been enacted regarding BPA concentrations in food and beverages sold for human consumption.

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Fast and Efficient Analysis of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Edible Oils Using Dual-Layer SPE
Christine Dumas and Katherine Stenerson

A new dual-layer cartridge for the efficient extraction of PAHs from edible oils

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Total Phenolics and Beta-1,3-Glucans Extracted from Medicinal Mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum, Inonotus obliquus, and Phellinus linteus)
Jaecheol Kim, Kiuk Lee, Keum Taek Hwang(1), Gichun Yoo(2)

This study was to analyze the total phenolics, beta-glucans, and beta-1,3-glucans in water extracts of three medicinal mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum(GL), Inonotus obliquus(IO), and Phellinus linteus(PL)) under different extraction conditions.

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Microextraction techniques combined with X-ray fluorescence spectrometry for determination of different metal ions in water
Karina Kocot (a), Beata Zawisza (a), Eva Marguí (b), Ignasi Queralt (c), Rafal Sitko (a)

In present work new preconcentration procedures combining microextraction techniques and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy were developed. Proposed methodologies are promising tools for multielemental analysis enabling detection of natural pollutants in different water samples.

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The MaxSignal Colistin ELISA Test Kit from Bioo Scientific
Kit can help prevent the antibiotic apocalypse by keeping last resort drugs out of the food supply.
Kitchen Utensils Can Spread Bacteria Between Foods
In a recent study researchers found that produce that contained bacteria would contaminate other produce items through the continued use of knives or graters—the bacteria would latch on to the utensils commonly found in consumers' homes and spread to the next item.
GMO Food Animals Should be Judged by Product, Not Process
In a world with a burgeoning demand for meat, milk and eggs, regulatory policies around the use of biotechnologies in agriculture need to be based on the safety and attributes of those foods rather than on the methods used to produce them, says a UC Davis animal scientist.
Acetaldehyde and Formaldehyde Content in Foods
Korean researchers have determined the content of the toxic and carcinogenic aldehydes, acetaldehyde and formaldehyde, in a variety of food groups.
Increasing Vitamin D Supplementation
New study from ETH Zurich finds that elderly women should consume more vitamin D than previously recommended during the winter months.
IARC Monographs Evaluate Consumption of Red Meat and Processed Meat
Processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%.
Nanoparticles in Foods Raise Safety Questions
Nanoparticles can make foods like jawbreaker candies brighter and creamier and keep them fresh longer. But researchers are still in the dark about what the tiny additives do once inside our bodies.
Arsenic Found in Many U.S. Red Wines
A new University of Washington study that tested 65 wines from America’s top four wine-producing states — California, Washington, New York and Oregon — found all but one have arsenic levels that exceed what’s allowed in drinking water.
Viruses Join Fight Against Harmful Bacteria
Engineered viruses could combat human disease and improve food safety.
Plastic for Dinner
Roughly a quarter of the fish sampled from fish markets in California and Indonesia contained man-made debris according to a study from the University of California, Davis, and Hasanuddin University in Indonesia.

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