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Advanced Chemical Fingerprinting of Food and Beverages using LC-MS

Two recent research studies using LC-MS — focused on the analysis of beer and e-cigarettes — demonstrate the power of the technology for applications of importance and emerging concern.

Sample Preparation of Plant and Animal Tissue in Remote Locations: Tools and Methods

Molecular biology methods are increasingly being used to monitor agricultural products directly, at the site where the crops and animals are commercially produced. Innovations in Tissue Extraction and Tissue Processing help to ensure the best possible outcome for farmers, scientists, and producers.

Progress in the Science of Cannabis Consumables

Concerns over stability and bioavailability continue to challenge the consumables landscape, although research efforts are yielding interesting and important insights

Growing Trends in Food Safety and Testing: Interactive Infographic Timeline

The Food Safety and Testing Infographic is a living resource, keeping stride with emerging developments in the fast-moving food and beverage industries. This post serves as a chronology of the infographic, citing ongoing developments in the areas of: Pesticides and Contaminants Testing, Food Profiling and Authenticity, Food Quality Control, Food Borne Illness and Microbial Testing.

The Mastersizer 3000 Particle Sizing System From Malvern Panalytical: Product Review Infographic

Malvern Panalytical’s Mastersizer 3000 sets the standard for delivering rapid, accurate particle size analysis in fields as diverse as pharmaceutical development, battery manufacture, and cement production.

3 Current Trends in the Food and Beverage Industry

The food and beverage industry will benefit significantly by staying ahead of continuing trends. While safety remains a top priority, technology and consumer habits will undoubtedly be drivers in efficiency and long-term sustainability.

QuEChERS Extraction Modifications for Food Safety Testing

MS methods for pesticide analysis have evolved over the years as many permutations of extraction, cleanup, separation, and detection have been implemented.

Compact Mass Spectrometers Offer Versatility for a Variety of Food Testing Applications

In addition to food testing, portable compact mass spectrometry analysis is valuable in industries including food safety and testing, water purity, environmental sampling, and diagnostics.

Mass Spectrometry Testing Platforms for Food Safety Analysis

With the growing variety of food sources and products available, there is a requirement for new technologies and testing methods to address safety concerns.

Analysis of Cannabis Derived Terpenes

As states continue to add terpene profiling to testing guidelines, accurate and precise methods for terpene analysis will become more and more important.

Pesticide Analysis in Cannabis using QuEChERS Extraction

Analytical labs need to achieve the sensitivity and reliability needed to maintain high quality cannabis production and food safety. QuEChERS extraction is a reputable method that can also be used for cannabis pesticides analysis.

Analytical Testing of Cannabis Consumables

Accurate testing for the concentrations of cannabis compounds and pesticides is critically important in ensuring the safety of cannabis consumables.

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