Food Safety Magazine


Accessible Mass Detection for Food Testing from Nutritional Composition to Natural Toxins and Contaminants Testing

Thursday, October 23, 2014 11AM EDT

Mass detection is complementary to traditional detectors used for LC and, in some cases, has begun to replace previous detection methods. It offers the opportunity to decrease detection limits, as well as obtain mass spectral information on the components in the sample. The combination of both chromatographic retention time and mass information results in increased selectivity for the analysis of compounds in food. In this webinar we will present several applications of the ACQUITY QDa Detector coupled to ACQUITY UPLC, including the analysis of vitamins, non-nutritive sweeteners, food colors, and mycotoxins.


  • Simplify matrix complexity
  • Extend detection capabilities
  • Enhance confidence in compound identification

Antonietta Wallace
MSCi, Senior Market Development Manager
Food & Environmental Business Operations,  Waters Corporation

Antonietta has been with Waters since 2005, where she is responsible for identifying, developing, and sustaining and key partnerships and opportunities within the food and environmental business areas. Prior to joining Waters, Antonietta served as an Analytical Chemist in the R&D Division at DSM, where she collaborated with multiple sections of the Division to support the investigation and development of new products. She obtained her MSCi degree in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham, UK, where her areas of study included Environmental Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry. Antonietta has authored and collaborated on several publications describing novel analytical food testing methods using LC and GC technologies, mass spectrometry, and multivariate data analysis tools.

Moderated by
Barbara Van Renterghem

Editorial Director, Food Safety Magazine

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Validation and Verification of Microbiological Methods in the Food Laboratory: Tales from the Trenches

Food labs are often faced with a unique set of challenges when choosing and validating methods for use in their laboratory. With multiple clients, regulatory agencies and sample types to account for, this can be a daunting process. In order to accommodate all of these factors, the use of multiple rapid methods is often required to meet the needs of each client and sample type. Once the decision has been made to utilize multiple methods, the next critical step is validation. Many laboratories have accepted performance claims from internationally accepted certifying bodies such as AOAC, AFNOR or MicroVal or current literature. It should, however, never be assumed that a method will perform as claimed in every laboratory and for every sample matrix for which it will be used. Additionally, it is vitally important to establish that the methods that are used in the laboratory are performed properly and with a high degree of confidence.

This webinar will focus on the following:

  • Factors Influencing Fit-for-Purpose of a methods
  • Considerations for meeting client needs
  • Impact of validated methods on ISO/IEC 17025 requirements
  • Real life examples of how method validations can be conducted in the independent laboratory will be presented

Presenter: Erin Crowley, Microbiology Research and Develeopment Supervisor, Q Laboratories, Inc.
Moderated by:  Barbara Van Renterghem, Editorial Director, Food Safety Magazine
Sponsored byQiagen

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One-for-all Solution for Food Pathogen Detection

Reliable results in food safety testing depend equally on highly efficient sample preparation and sensitive and accurate analysis of sample DNA. Automated solutions provide high process safety and standardization, as well as minimized hands-on time and faster time-to-result. This webinar focuses on an innovative one-for-all DNA sample preparation and detection solution from food pathogen cultures. Data from the Salmonella spp. and Listeria spp. AOAC-RI PTM studies will be discussed.

Learn more about:

  • Overcoming challenges of sample preparation for food pathogen detection
  • Achieving optimal bacterial detection in complex food matrices and environmental samples using a single comprehensive, standardized workflow from sample to assay
  • Use of AOAC-RI PTM-validated purification and detection workflows

Presenter:  Dr. Marcia Armstrong Global Scientific Affairs Manager, Food Safety Testing, Qiagen
Moderated by: Barbara Van Renterghem Editorial Director, Food Safety Magazine
Sponsored by: Qiagen

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