Atomic Spectroscopy in Food Testing
Elemental analysis of food substances presents a challenge because of the wide variety of food types, range of concentrations that need to be analyzed, and the complexity of food matrices. PerkinElmer is the world leader in atomic spectroscopy solutions for atomic absorption (AA), inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP OES) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). With instruments that are the industry standard worldwide, PerkinElmer accessories, consumables, methods and application support meet the most demanding requirements and are the preferred choice in thousands of food laboratories globally.
Atomic Spectroscopy (AA) is a well-established and reliable technique for the analysis of trace elements in food stuffs. With more than 50 years of experience as industry leader in Atomic Spectroscopy, PerkinElmer provides state-of-the-art instrumentation and support to food laboratories requiring excellent sensitivity, accuracy and precision in compliance with the stringent legislation to control trace elements in food products.
Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES, ICP-AES) is a sensitive and reliable technique for multi-elemental analysis of toxic, nutritional and essential elements for food quality and safety monitoring.
The Avio® series ICP-OES spectrometers combine cutting-edge instrumentation and intuitive software with the industry’s largest service and knowledgeable support network for the highest levels of performance in multi-element inorganic analyses.
Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) allows the analysis of a variety of food samples accurately for elements present at both trace and nutritional levels during the same analysis. PerkinElmer has been at the forefront of ICP-MS technology – from the very first commercial ICP-MS back in 1983 to the first instrument bringing together the detection limits of a true reaction cell and the simplicity of a collision cell in 2010, and most recently, the industry’s first four-quadrupole system – nearly four decades of patents, innovations, and accolades.
PerkinElmer’s Syngistix™ Atomic Spectroscopy Software platform, the industry’s first cross-platform instrument control solution, allows lab professionals to work seamlessly across multiple techniques, enhancing laboratory productivity. Plus, its unique icon-based design simplifies navigation and walks the user through every step of the analysis—from setting up to acquiring data to reporting results. Now an Enhanced Security™ version is available which meets the special needs of highly regulated labs such as those that must comply with the U.S. FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 regulations.