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Food Safety Analysis 2018

Look back at the Food Safety Analysis 2018  conference’s scientific programme and speakers.

Contaminants Testing

Katerina Mastovska

Emerging Issues and Trends in the Analysis of Chemical Contaminants and Residues

27th November 2018

Katerina Mastovska (Eurofins Food Integrity & Innovation, USA)

Attendees to this presentation will learn about emerging issues related to chemical contaminants and residues in food, infant formula, and dietary supplements; analytical trends and advancements in the analysis of chemical contaminants and residues; and updates on related activities at the AOAC International.

Joe Konschnik

Optimizing Workflows for the Sample Preparation and Rapid Analysis of Contaminants in Food Matrices by LC/MS-MS

27th November 2018

Joe Konschnik (Restek, USA)

Attendees to this presentation will learn about varying approaches to sample preparation including QuEChERS and dilute & shoot and how such variations are applied for different applications; optional approaches to quantifying concentrations of contaminants using stable isotope dilution compared with matrix-matched calibration; and how to optimize LC column and mobile phase chemistries to speed up analysis while maintaining acceptable peak shape, selectivity and sensitivity.

Jaran Jainhuknan

Method Validation for Multiresidue Analysis Based on LC Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry

27th November 2018

Jaran Jainhuknan (Bruker, Thailand)

High-Resolution Accurate Mass (HRAM) Mass Spectrometry, based on e.g. Time-of-Flight (TOF) technology, has considerably improved the possibilities of multiresidue methods, particularly in terms of unlimited-scope of analytes and highest possible level of identification confidence. In this presentation, the full validation of a LC-Q-TOF multiresidue method for 272 pesticides in food products using the NL-method (lettuce and orange) and QuEChERS-method (chicken meat) for extraction (and cleanup), respectively, will be presented. The fulfilment of the EU AQC SANTE Document validation requirements will be shown.

Steve Holroyd

Mid Infrared Spectroscopy and Dairy: Targeted and Non-targeted Applications

27th November 2018

Steve Holroyd (Fonterra, New Zealand)

Attendees to this presentation will learn how infrared spectroscopy is used in both targeted and non-targeted applications for food defence in the dairy industry; and some of the challenges unique to non-targeted methods and how to overcome them in practice.

John Lee

Fast Analysis of Multi-veterinary Drugs using UHPLC-MS

27th November 2018

John Lee (Agilent, UK)

This talk will outline a veterinary drug workflow in meat and milk samples highlighting the use of UHPLC-MS/MS and the related sample preparation.

Jianru Stahl-Zheng

New Tools in Food Analysis for Residue Screening and Authenticity

27th November 2018

Dr Jianru Stahl-Zeng (SCIEX, China)

High resolution and accurate mass instruments are capable of performing targeted and non-targeted screening in a single LC-MS/MS run. New tools and workflows for both Residue Screening and Authenticity testing will be presented. Also, the importance of aligns of these workflows with EU regulation will be demonstrated.

Emma Bradley

Analytical Challenges in Assessing the Safety of Food Contact Materials and Articles

28th November 2018

Emma Bradley (FERA, UK)

Attendees of this presentation will learn about the methods used to determine the safety of materials and articles in contact with food. This will include migration testing methodologies, methods to determine the migration of the known ingredients used to make the food contact material in food simulants and foodstuffs, analytical challenges associated with complex mixtures of migrating substances and the detection, identification and quantification of non-intentionally added substances (NIAS).

Shalene Goh

Automated Sample Preparation Solutions for Contaminants in Food Analysis (Pesticides and 3-MCPD)

28th November 2018

Shalene Goh (Gerstel, Singapore)

QuEChERS sample preparation methods are often employed for the analysis and determination of pesticides. However, they involve many manual steps, making it a quite labour-intensive process. In order to improve laboratory productivity for monitoring pesticide residue in foods, an automated method was developed using newly developed standard SPE cartridges.

Food Fraud & Authenticity Testing

Guangtao Zhang

Applications of Non-targeted Analysis in Food Fraud Detection

27th November 2018

Guangtao Zhang (Effem MARS Beijing, China)

Attendees to this presentation will learn the basic principles of non-targeted analysis and their advantages over conventional targeted analysis. Some key analytical technologies (including vibrational spectroscopies, chromatography, and mass spectrometry.) that are used currently by the food industry to detect food fraud will be introduced. We will also present some real cases where these technologies are applied for the investigation of food integrity.

Connor Black

REIMS - A New, Novel Ambient Ionisation Technique

27th November 2018

Connor Black (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)

Attendees will hear about a new, novel ambient ionisation technique known as REIMS and how it has been utilised to analyse and assess multiple aspects of fraud associated with fish and meat products. The ambient nature of the technique circumvents sample preparation whilst enabling near-instantaneous results to be obtained. Thus, REIMS should provide a paradigm shift across authenticity applications, both within the supply chain and also post-retail.

Paul Brereton

Latest Developments for Assuring the Integrity of our Food

27th November 2018

Paul Brereton (Queen's University Belfast, UK)

Attendees will hear how there is a major change in our thinking of how we mitigate food fraud risks and the role of analytical methods in that process. The need for methods (systems) that operate much earlier in the supply chain, rather confirming compliance/non-compliance post-retail, will be presented together with examples of a range of solutions that can highlight food fraud risks before the product leaves the factory.

Gerard Rimkus

Safeguarding Against Food Adulteration: Classical and New Technologies to Verify Food Authenticity

27th November 2018

Gerhard Rimkus (Intertek, UK)

Attendees to this presentation will learn about Food fraud, food adulteration and food integrity; the top 10 of adulterated products, risk factors for food fraud; food authenticity testing: the two general analytical approaches - ‘targeted’ and ‘non-targeted’; and future trends and technology of food authenticity testing.

Mikko Hofsommer

Food Fraud in the Juice Industry

28th November 2018

Mikko Hofsommer (GfL, Germany)

Attendees to this presentation will learn about recent issues of food fraud in fruit juices/concentrates, detection of adulteration in fruit juices/concentrates, and a novel technique for the detection of a sugar addition.

Saskia Van Ruth

Fifty Shades of Fraud Vulnerability in the Food Industry and the Food Service Sector

28th November 2018

Saskia van Ruth (WUR / RIKILT, The Netherlands)

Attendees to this presentation will learn about the theoretical criminology-based concept of food fraud risks and their management, as well as practical checklists, and key fraud drivers and enablers for various chains and tiers.

Allergen & Microbiological Testing

Bert Popping

Food Allergen and Gluten Analysis – Horses for Courses?

27th November 2018

Bert Popping (FOCOS, Germany)

Allergens have been on the plates of many regulators for more than a decade. With the always-limited budgets of food producers’ quality assurance departments, how can the absence of all allergens be ensured, bearing in mind that quality control departments also need to look after many other parameters like natural toxins, pathogens, residues and food-borne contaminants? Is there one method that is cost-efficient and reliable? What could be a good strategy to spend the quality assurance budget most usefully?

Francois Bourdichoin

Validation and Verification of a Microbial Method - The Right Method for the Right Purpose

28th November 2018

François Bourdichon (Chair of the Standing Committee on Microbiological Hygiene of the International Dairy Federation, France)

Attendees to this presentation will learn how to decipher a validated recognized standard and/or alternative proprietary method from a non-validated (therefore questionable) one. Verification of the right implementation is also a key point expected from accredited laboratories but also more and more from routine laboratories. The global framework of ISO 16140 Parts 1 to 6 will be discussed.

Food Safety Methods

Takeshi Kawamoto

Topics and Trends of Food Safety and Testing at JASIS 2018 and in Japan

27th November 2018

Takeshi Kawamoto (Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers' Association, Japan)

In this presentation, topics and trends of food safety analysis and testing techniques at JASIS 2018 will be presented to provide comprehensive and up-to date information on Japanese analytical instruments technologies and applications in the food safety analysis. Topics such as screening analysis of food samples and extractables and leachables analysis in food packages by using dedicated mass spectrometry library, latest technologies and applications for off-flavour and fragrance analysis, and new development of hardware and software of analytical instruments and sample preparation for food safety analysis will be presented.

Chiarina Mapa

Refining Food Safety, Labeling and Dietary Supplements Testing with Advancements in Chromatography

27th November 2018

Chiarina Mapa (Phenomenex, Singapore)

Presented are techniques and tools to assist in improving chromatographic results as well as sample prep options for improved clean up and extraction of targeted analytes from various food matrices. Knowing what sample preparation and chromatographic options are available can help in determining the appropriate method for optimized results. Applications reviewed include Polar and non-polar pesticides from produce and plant samples, veterinary drugs and Dietary supplements.

Amadeo Fernandez Alba

Analytical Challenges in Control of Pesticide Residues. Workflows, Methods and Instrumentation

28th November 2018

Amadeo Fernandez-Alba (EURL Pesticides, Spain)

The consequences of pesticide use are of great concern to the consumer. Thus, it is essential to establish adequate control mechanisms for pesticide residues in food. In the European Union (EU), the European Commission is responsible for establishing those control mechanisms with the aim to ensure food safety, which includes compliance with Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs). Attendees to this presentation will learn about the main issues related with the implementation of regulation for pesticide control in food in the EU, as well as strategies for the main analytical workflows for pesticide residues.

Whei Zhu

Evaluation of Analytical Methods from a Food Industry Perspective

28th November 2018

Wei Zhu (Danone, China)

Attendees to this presentation will learn about analytical method development for food safety testing; evaluation of analytical methods based on “fitness for purpose”; and an Industry perspective on analytical method application.

Quentin Basle

A New Approach to MCPD and Glycidyl Ester Analysis in Food

28th November 2018

Quentin Basle (Nestle, Singapore)

Analysis of MCPD esters has been in place in Nestlé laboratories for more than a decade. Existing methods were continuously improved thanks to various research groups publications and rapidly incorporated newly discovered GEs as early as 2011. The new proposed method by Nestlé for quantification of 2- and 3-MCPD esters as well as glycidyl esters in a wide variety of infant and adult nutritional formula is based on two key recent publications from JRC and US FDA and has been approved as AOAC First Action Method.

Irmgard Reichstein

Automated MCPD Analytics

28th November 2018

Irmgard Reichstein (Axel Semrau, Germany)

There is an increasing importance of the analysis of MCPD and MCPD fatty acids due to their carcinogenicity. In March 2016, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) declared a reduced value for the tolerable daily uptake of 0.8 µg/kg body weight for 3-MCPD. This talk will present an automated solution - DGF Fast & Clean.

Tran Nham

Elemental Speciation Analysis in Food by LC-ICPMS

28th November 2018

Tran Nham (analytikjena, Thailand)

By attending this presentation you will learn about the importance of elemental speciation analysis in food, analytical methods for speciation analysis, how to optimise high signal sensitivity, and how to do speciation analysis by LC-ICPMS.

Yu-Hong Chen

Fast Analysis of Elemental Speciation in Food using Hyphenated ICP-MS

28th November 2018

Yu-Hong Chen (Agilent, China)

The presentation will cover the latest applications on elemental speciation in food using hyphenated ICP-MS, how to get the sensitive and reliable data for elemental speciation analysis (eg: sample preparation, key points for instrument optimization, etc), and how to make elemental speciation analysis faster.

Sandhya Nargund

Recent Advances in Analysis of Food Quality & Safety

28th November 2018

Sandhya Nargund (Shimadzu Asia Pacific, Singapore)

The ever-growing number of food safety scandals, health scares, and outbreaks of food-borne diseases emphasize the importance of constant vigilance for manufacturers and retailers of food products. Meanwhile, the scale and complexity of food supply chains pose great challenges to traceability, making quality control paramount at every step. Shimadzu provides ultimate solutions to cover every single steps of food processing to ensure safety. Attendees to this presentation will learn the latest analytical solutions for food quality and safety testing with advanced instrumentation and ‘Ready to Use’ Method Packages.

Klaus Buckendahl

PDMS-Overcoating of SPME Fibers for Improved Extraction from Complex Food Samples

28th November 2018

Klaus Buckendahl (Merck/Sigma-Aldrich Chemie GmbH, Germany)

By applying a layer of PDMS coating over the adsorbent coating, large matrix components are repelled or can easily be washed off, while the smaller analytes of interest can pass through the outer PDMS layer and will be retained by the adsorbent. This work will compare the lifetime of overcoated to conventional adsorbent fibre coatings for complex matrices such as spaghetti sauce and show further application examples.

Tan Yi Lin Jane

Clean can be FAST! Introducing Oasis PRiME HLB in the Effective Cleanup of Food Matrices

28th November 2018

Tan Yi Lin Jane (Waters Pacific, Singapore)

Attendees will hear about the Oasis PRiME HLB, a solid-phase extraction (SPE) cartridge that is capable of retaining notorious interferences from food matrices. We will see how this sorbent could be used in the analyses of various types of compounds. Coupled with a pass-through method of SPE cleanup, this provides a simple solution for streamlining the sample preparation process while effectively removing matrix interferences.

Wiebke Kaziur

Automated Microextraction Techniques: Comparison, Optimization and Application in Food Samples

28th November 2018

Wiebke Kaziur (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

To gain an overview about the different microextraction techniques the main characteristics of these techniques will be discussed regarding their benefits and limitations. Furthermore, optimization parameters which must be considered are presented to show that PAL SPME Arrow and ITEX-DHS can be applied without fearing huge optimization steps. Additionally, the application of ITEX-DHS and PAL SPME Arrow for the analysis of food flavor compounds are shown with examples such as beer and honey.