Quantitative Mass Spectrometry for Food Analysis

Meet Compliance Requirements and Help Ensure Public Safety 

Assuring the quality and safety of our food chain and water supply is essential to human health. Is your food safe to eat? Is the vitamin content claimed on a food or beverage product label present at the quantity promised? Is the water supply safe for human consumption?

Analytical methods are required to provide reliable qualitative and quantitative data to ensure food additives and residues are compliant with criteria set globally, based on dietary exposure assessments. Xevo mass spectrometers allow you to create the screening and/ or quantitative workflow to suit your needs, whether in contract analysis, QC, enforcement or scientific research laboratories.

Waters' Xevo Mass Spectrometry Solutions Integrate:
  • Chromatographic systems and mass spectrometers that combine accurate reproducible separations and maximum MS performance with intelligent, easy-to-use laboratory software converting scientific data into useful information.
  • Chemistry consumables that work with your system to maximize sensitivity, increase throughput, and ensure the development of robust methods.
  • Waters' Applications Support and Global Services partner with you to optimize your laboratory efficiency, help maintain system peak performance, address scientific application challenges and meet your compliance requirements to ensure the success of your laboratory and business.
Assuring Your Food is Residue Safe

Regulations are enforced around the world, to ensure our food is fit for consumption. One example of these safety measures is the FDA’s Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA), enacted to provide the US domestic market with consumer safe food.  Fifteen percent (15%) of all US consumed food is imported, while fresh fruit and vegetables account for over 50% of this food.  With such fresh produce, quick turnaround on sample analysis is essential for domestic market safety.

Waters offers you the solutions for your class specific or multiresidue methods, from sample preparation, detection and reporting, that can be tailored to the needs of your laboratory, in compliance with regulatory requirements for all your commodities of interest.

Hear from food testing lab PRIMORIS, Belgium about why they "would recommend Waters as a reliable partner for routine quantifications using MS/MS".


Application Notes

Quantitation of Multi Residue Pesticides in Food for Export Control

Routine UPLC-MS/MS Quantification of Pesticide Residues in Okra with Simultaneous Acquisition of Qualitative Full-Spectrum MS and MS/MS Data

Extended Scope of Pesticides for Quantitation to Confirmation Analyses in High Throughput Laboratories

Single LC-MS/MS Method for Confirmation and Quantification of Over 400 Pesticides in a Complex Matrix Without Compromising Data Quality

Accurate Quantification of Underivitised Anionic Pesticides in food

Highly sensitive analysis of polar pesticides in food matrices on the Xevo TQ-XS

Maintianing Instrument Performance During Multi-Residue Analysis of Veterinary Drugs

Oasis PRiME HLB Cartridge for Effective Cleanup of Meat Extracts Prior to Multi-Residue Veterinary Drug UPLC-MS Analysis

Advancing Technologies Compliant with Changing Regulations for Dioxins in Foods and Feed

An Inter-Laboratory Evaluation of a Confirmatory Method For Dioxins in Food and Environmental Samples Using APGC-MS/MS

Xevo Family of Tandem Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers

Learn How Xevo Tandem Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers Streamline Method Development and Analytical Workflows in Your Laboratory.



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