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Improved Characterization of Fatty Acids in Food

Food products are routinely analyzed to determine their composition in saturated and unsaturated fatty acids to communicate their nutritional value, monitor their quality and origin, and confirm the absence of TFAs In cooperation with Gembloux Agro-Bio-Tech, University of Liège, Belgium, a new and accurate method was developed for preparing FAMEs from a wide variety of foodstuff using a single-step microwave-assisted extraction and derivatization coupled with GC×GC analysis to identify and quantify the individual fatty acid. Results was also compared with those from two different official FAMEs preparations: AOCS Official Method Ce 2b-11 and Cruz-Hernandez et al. J AOAC Int 87(2) 2004 545.

AQUAGRO ensures its seafood products meet mercury safety regulations with DMA-80 evo

Aquagro is a company specialized in exporting fresh swordfish to Europe from the South Pacific. Its primary goal is to deliver a superior service that provides its clients with complete comfort re...

Contract service lab relies on microwave ashing to improve turnaround time on food matrices

RSSL deals with a wide variety of food samples on which they must provide either the ash content or the elemental analysis after ash content. The overall process time for these analyses was time co...

New product: easyFILL automated reagent dosing station

The easyFILL Automated Dosing Station frees the operator from reagent addition and dilution by automating these steps, with the additional benefits of reducing chemist's exposure to concentrated ac...

Milestone at European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry 2023

Don't miss a visit to 2023 European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry (EWCPS2023), taking place January 29th to February 3rd, 2023 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

How Much are you Paying for Ultra-pure Analytical Grade Acids?

Purify your own HF, HNO3 and HCl acids with the Milestone subCLEAN system is the smarter choice for your lab. Low cost, low grade acid is automatically loaded into the distillation container where...