Overcoming the Challenges of Analysing Ionic Polar Pesticides in Food
Poster Nov 03, 2017
Benjamin Wuyts, Euan Ross, Dimple Shah, Simon Hird, Gareth Cleland.
Glyphosate, a non-selective broad spectrum herbicide, accounts for more than half of global herbicide sales. While discussions on the toxicological concerns of glyphosate and associated compounds continue, maximum residue limits (MRLs) are enforced globally, requiring continued analytical testing to ensure consumer safety. In previous work, various methodologies have been presented, looking at underivatised options for the direct analysis of polar pesticides in food. [Scan the QR code below to discover more] Here, the novel application of the Waters’ Torus DEA column is presented, showing the improved performance of a UPLC-MS/MS method for the underivatised analysis of glyphosate and a selection of other anionic pesticides. Separation is achieved under Hydrophilic Interaction Chromatography (HILIC), after a simple column conditioning to activate the mechanism. Preliminary method performance, in the absence of isotopically labelled internal standard is summarised, in accordance with relevant SANTE 11945/2015 guidelines.
Using Elemental Analysis For Discrimination Of Pinot Noir Wines From Six Different Districts In An AvaPoster
The determination of geographical origin of wine is gaining increased interest by researchers and federal agencies around the world, partially due to increased fraud with regards to place of origin labelling. For wine, multi-elemental profiling of macro, micro, and trace elements has been proposed for determination of authenticity. Commercial wines from different wineries in 5 different neighborhoods within one AVA show characteristic elemental fingerprints. Macro, micro and trace elements as well as elemental ratios contribute to the observed separation, indicating the involvement of multiple factors and underlying mechanisms, including location and soil composition, elemental uptake by vine and rootstock, viticulture and nutrient management, water sources, and small differences in the different wineries.READ MORE
Fast arsenic speciation analysis of wines and rice with LC-ICP-QQQPoster
This method was designed in response to recent and proposed food standards, both international and national, that limit inorganic arsenic rather than total, organic, or individual arsenic species such as arsenite (AsIII) and arsenate (AsV). Analysis time is 10x faster than the current FDA regulatory method, increasing sample throughput, avoided spectral interferences and dramatically increased sensitivity. Validation data from two laboratories demonstrate the method’s accuracy and reproducibility of both wine and rice matrices in a single analytical batch.READ MORE
Elemental profiles of whiskies allow differentiation by type and region by inductively coupled plasma –optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES)Poster
The analysis of the elemental composition of whiskies provides a host of important information including sample origin and understanding how different whiskey styles are caused by processing equipment and raw materials. Preliminary data analysis of the whiskies showed that element compositions could possibly be used to differentiate samples based on age, type, and region.READ MORE