Mass spectrometry in food safety

Dr. Norbert Helle

A safe and plentiful food supply is a global concern and laboratories worldwide are working hard to ensure that contaminated food doesn’t reach consumers. In Mass Spectrometry in Food Safety: Methods and Protocols, experts in the field provide both context and detailed information. Chapters in the book cover topics such as regulations in various countries as well as state-of-the-art methods and instrumentation. Key topics in food safety are covered including the determination of low levels of pesticides, mycotoxins, veterinary drugs and chemical contaminants from packaging materials.

One chapter, written by the recognized food analysis expert Dr. Norbert Helle and his team, specifically addresses automated solid phase extraction for preparation and clean-up of food samples in combination with LC-MS/MS. Method chapters contain introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


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Mass Spectrometry in Food Safety,
Methods and Protocols Series:
Methods in Molecular Biology,
Vol. 747 Zweigenbaum, Jerry (Ed.)
1st Edition., 2011, XII, 416 p. 104 illus.
Humana Press,
ISBN 978-1-61779-135-2