ADPEN brings aboard AB Sciex’s newest Triple Quadrupole mass spectrometer, the 6500 Triple Quad with IonDrive. Adopting an intelligent approach to increasing the limits of quantitation, the patented IonDrive™ Technology introduces a series of advancements that increase the quantity of ions produced while enhancing the way ions are transmitted and detected. ADPEN has interfaced the 6500 with Agilent’s latest 1290 UHPLC, to provide high output and precise delivery. Click here for other instrumentation at ADPEN Laboratories.
Olive Oil, milk, honey, saffron, orange juice, coffee, and apple juice are the top seven food ingredients subject to economically motivated adulteration, according to a food-fraud database created by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP; Rockville, MD).
USP says the database is the first known public database of its kind to compile reports on food fraud and economically motivated adulteration in food. The database also contains records of analytical detection methods used to detect adulterants.
Shrimp injected with a translucent glue-like gelatin was initially spotted by a consumer in Tianjin in September 2009, whose blogging on the issue drew little national notice.
BPA is used in a variety of food and beverage packaging. In recent years, several countries have banned its use in children’s food packaging. France recently announced that it will ban BPA in all food contact packaging by 2014.
BOSTON—Those plump and tempting scallops behind the fish counter glass might be a lot smaller than they look — a sodium-based compound can bloat scallops well past their actual size. And that pollock fillet isn’t such a good deal if the price includes the layers of ice glazed onto it to keep it fresh.
This “overglazing” rips off consumers, as does so-called “soaking” of scallops, which can also alter the taste of the shellfish. At the International Boston Seafood Show this week, a top federal seafood quality officer announced his agency was increasing efforts to stop these and other types of seafood fraud.