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April 25, 2014
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Chromatography Corner

Sense and Sensitivity: The Role of Separation Science in Sensory Evaluation
LCGC spoke to Giorgia Purcaro of the Department of Food Science at the University of Udine, Italy, and Chiara Cordero of the Department of Drug Science and Technology at the University of Turin, Italy, about the sensory evaluation of olive oil and the benefits of a comprehensive approach.
LC-MS Applications Compendium for Food Safety Analysis
This new 335-page interactive flipbook compendium from Thermo Fisher Scientific contains a wide range of food testing applications, including pesticides, drug residues such as antibiotics and veterinary drugs, mycotoxins, marine toxins, natural compounds and food additives. Food adulteration, illegal dyes, packaging contaminants and more are also included. Get your copy now.
Chromatography News

EFSA Calls for Experts to Join Risk Assessment Panels
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has put out a call to scientists to join its teams of risk assessment experts and make a difference to Europe’s food safety system. Applications are invited from scientists with expertise in: Plant health; genetically modified organisms; feedstuffs; animal health and welfare; plant protection; contaminants in the food chain; biological hazards; and nutrition.
Download LCGC’s E-Book- Innovations in Food Analysis
Whether you are conducting food safety testing, nutritional research, or product development, you need the latest methods. This new special issue is here to help by bringing together vital information on methods for food analysis. Sponsored by Thermo Scientific. Learn more.
FDA Budget for Food Safety Rises
The 2015 budget for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will rise by 8.1% over the 2014 budget.
Featured Article

Significant Improvements in Pesticide Residue Analysis in Food Using the QuEChERS Method
The quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) sample preparation procedure combined with both gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) and liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC–MS) was adopted in our laboratory for the analysis of pesticide residues in food samples as part of the state of Connecticut's regulatory monitoring program. In 2006, data from a QuEChERS-based sample preparation procedure were compared to data from our previous analytical method. In this article, these results are further compared to those of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's pesticide residue monitoring program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's pesticide data program. More...

Chromatography Solution Center
Resources for Food Analysis
We all know that food analysis is full of complexity. The Chromatography Solution Center, developed by LCGC in coordination with a leading supplier, can help — by providing a variety of articles, application notes, videos, and other resources — updated monthly. This month's offering includes an application note that describes a method to determine eleven coccidiostats in Chicken eggs at trace level as listed by the European legislation after simple matrix clean-up and automated on-line SPE.
Featured Product

Make the Triple Transition
Are you considering the transition from single quadrupole GC-MS to triple quadrupole GC-MS in your lab? Moving your current GC-MS methods from single quadrupole to triple quadrupole offers many advantages that ultimately provide excellent method performance and optimized laboratory workflows. Find out how to make an easy transition to triple quadrupole GC-MS
LC Troubleshooting
Need Help With LC Troubleshooting?
A free interactive LC Troubleshooter is now available at CHROMacademy, sponsored by Thermo Scientific. In three simple steps you will overcome your instrument, separation and quantitation issues. It's completely free.
New Webcasts

Clinical Applications of LC-MS:  Development and Research Application of a Highly Sensitive LC-MS Method for Quantification of a Cholesterol Protein in Plasma
Thursday, May 15 , 2014
8:00 am PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 4:00 PM BST/ 5:00 PM CEST

This webinar will discuss this method, from method development (optimal antibody determination using MSIA and SRM LC–MS-MS in terms of PTM determination, LOD/LOQ, and linearity over PCSK9’s clinical dynamic range) to applying to a test case with control plasma samples and samples with a known mutation to determine method specificity. In summary, a robust and sensitive MSIA-SRM method was developed for the absolute quantification of all PCSK9 domains and a PTM in plasma.
Complete Inorganic Elemental Speciation Analysis Solutions for Food Safety
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
8:00 am PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 4:00 PM BST/ 5:00 PM CEST

The food safety industries have significantly increased their interest in understanding an element’s various chemical forms due to pending legislative pressures. This webcast will provide insight into the latest developments in speciation technology and offer proof data for a wide variety of applications, including arsenic species in apple juice and rice syrup and iodine species in milk.
Upcoming Events

11–15 May 2014
HPLC 2014
New Orleans, LA
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18–23 May 2014
38th International Symposium On Capillary Chromatography and the 11th GCxGC Symposium
Riva del Garda, Italy
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25–28 May 2014
ExTech 2014
Chania, Crete, Greece
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20–23 July 2014
PREP 2014 Symposium on Preparative and Process Chromatography
Boston, MA
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31 August–5 September
Dioxin Madrid 2014: 34th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Compounds
Madrid, Spain
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14–18 September 2014
ISC 2014 – Salzburg Austria, 30th International Symposium on Chromatography
Salzburg, Austria
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