Quantitation in LC-MS
List Nov 18, 2019 | By Elizabeth Suk-Hang LAM.
With growing concerns over a multitude of food risks, accurate and sensitive analytical tools are needed to ensure food safety. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) has become an indispensable method for food safety testing and quality control, capable of detecting and quantifying even trace amounts of numerous contaminants and harmful species in food.
Here we will discuss:
- Allergen biomarker selection for LC-MS quantification.
- How LC-MS can detect tiny quantities of harmful substances in foods and food contact materials.
- The role of LC-MS in mycotoxin detection.
Mycotoxins are among the most poisonous compounds ever discovered. Nearly 25% of global crop outputs are contaminated with mycotoxins, leading to billions of dollars in losses each year. Livestock ingestion of mycotoxin-containing feed can also result in downstream incorporation of the toxins into animal products like milk, eggs and meat.READ MORE