Monitoring contaminants in seafood samples is crucial, but developments in regulations and marine feed mean the situation is constantly changing. Tania Portolés explains her work at the Research Institute for Pesticides and Water (IUPA), Spain, in ensuring food security in such samples.
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In this In-Depth Focus, Tania Portolés looks at how experts can expand the detection and quantification of contaminants in food samples and David Stadler and Rudolf Krska discuss the impact of lot-to-lot variation’s use on determining the accuracy of a multi-mycotoxin assay.
Industry expert Andreas Adam answers some essential questions.
In this edition Phil Britton looks at the current picture within the UK potato sector in terms of market share, product diversification and breeding developments and Nick Allen of the British Meat Processors Association looks at what manufacturers can do to protect themselves in the wake of high-profile product recalls.
Alan Bullion looks at this growing market, its key drivers and applications, and asks if – in the wake of Brexit – the UK stands to lose its pivotal role in regulating biopesticides.
Lubricants are vital in mechanised food production – but what are the food-grade regulatory requirements and how can you be sure that you have the product to meet them? NSF International’s Stephanie Ludwig has some answers. Industry expert Andreas Adam explains the significance of food-grade lubricants and highlights their value…
Recent high-profile product recalls and withdrawals have shaken the confidence of retail buyers and consumers alike. To complicate matters, there has been considerable confusion when trying to distinguish between failures to follow guidance (which can be remedied) and serious, fraudulent or criminal activity. Nick Allen looks at what processors and…
Food analysis, particularly the determination of contaminants and residues, is often based on LC-MS methods in combination with external solvent-based or matrix-matched calibration. The performance of such methods is typically evaluated by in-house validation from replicate analysis of a single lot of a matrix. However, different lots of a matrix…
In this issue; Food Fraud 2018: getting to the heart of the matter at New Food’s global conference, QA/QCs – new approaches in the field of method validation and testing of contaminants, and catering for the less-sweet tooth and healthier palate through innovative reformulation