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Screening Ingredients

Analysis of Aflatoxins by UHPLC

Aflatoxin B1 is considered to be the most genotoxic of the mycotoxins, and, when ingested by cows, is converted to aflatoxin M1 which has been shown to cause liver cancer in certain animals.

Direct Analysis of Glyphosate and Similar Polar Pesticides in Oatmeal by UHPLC-MS/MS

Analysis of glyphosate and similiar polar pesticides in oatmeal using the PerkinElmer QSight LCMSMS.

Quantification of Rice Aroma

This application note describes the automated HS-GC/NPD technique applied to the analysis of various type of rice samples. This method was successful for the determination of a key aroma compound, 2AP, in rice sample with different varieties. The method showed in this study is rapid, convenient and requires little sample preparation making it an ideal analysis tool for aroma analysis of rices.

Detecting Quinoa Flour Using FT-NIR

Quinoa flour is a high-value product and, therefore, susceptible to adulteration with lower-value flours. Fourier Transform Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-NIR) provides a quick and easy method to determine the identity and concentration of any adulterants present in quinoa flour.

Wheat proteolytic insect damage detection method - RVA 40.01

Insect damage of wheat grains results in reduced flour quality, which leads to weak doughs, breads of low volume and poor texture. The insect injects its saliva into the grain and lay eggs that hatch and develop in vivo, often leaving no visible external damage. This method shows the use the RVA to rapidly differentiate sound and insect-damaged wheat samples.

Xantham gum hydration method - RVA 35.01

In this work viscous properties of xanthan gum in water and other solutions at various heating and shear rates are evaluated. The Rapid Visco Analyser (RVA) is a cooking stirring viscometer with ramped temperature and variable shear profiles optimized for testing viscous properties. The instrument includes international standard methods as well as full flexibility for customer tailor-made profiles. Combining speed, precision, flexibility and automation, the RVA is a unique tool for product development, quality and process control and quality assurance.

Oats - DA 7250

Whenever oats are used as a raw material it is important to have knowledge of its composition and properties. In feed milling and other processing, the raw material will affect the process efficiency as well as the quality of the final product. DA 7250 accurately can analyze moisture, protein, ash, NDF, crude fiber and fat in whole oats.

Fast Digestion Analysis of Lead and Cadmium in Rice Using GFAAS with Deuterium Background Correction

Toxic elements, such as lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd), are entering the food chain through environmental contamination. Rice, as the most widely consumed cereal grain in Asia, can quickly pick up Pb and Cd from soil, thereby seriously endangering human health through diet. These toxic element levels need to be carefully monitored. Maximum levels of Pb and Cd are strictly regulated in Asian countries, especially in China; therefore, it is extremely important to develop a simple, reliable method for trace levels of Pb and Cd in rice. The allowable maximum levels of Pb and Cd in grains in EU and China are required to be below 0.2 mg/kg (Commission Regulation EC 1881/2006 and Chinese GB 2715-2016 Hygienic Standard). Graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy (GFAAS) is the officially recommended technique for detection of trace elements in various food stuffs (GB/T 5009.15-2017, GB/T 5009. 12-2017 and EN 14083:2003). Food samples are usually pretreated before GFAAS analysis using various methods: microwave digestion, hot block digestion, dry ashing, and hot plate digestion. These conventional digestion procedures are usually complicated and time-consuming (2-4 hours or longer). Plus, they require large quantities of corrosive and oxidizing reagents, increasing the chance for contamination which could lead to inaccurate results. However, fast digestion can effectively speed up the sample preparation procedure while reducing the use of corrosive reagents and the chance for contamination.

Elemental Analysis of Grains with the NexION 300/350 ICP-MS

This work focuses on the analysis of grains - both the low-level contaminants as well as the macro-level nutritional elements - using ICP-MS.

Pesticides and Organic Toxins Compendium

A Compendium of Pesticides and Organic Toxins Application Notes: Rice, oatmeal, wine, berries, corn and multi-grain cereals.

Analysis of Dry Peas for Moisture, Protein, Ash and Starch

Accurate monitoring of moisture, protein, ash and starch content of dry peas is important for quality control and cost monitoring. Since dry peas are a bulk commodity, there is a need to analyze many samples quickly. Reference methods of analysis – particularly the analysis of starch – are time consuming, error prone, and require trained lab technicians. In all instances, cost savings are dependent both upon the accuracy of the analyses and the availability of real-time results. Using the DA 7250 at-line NIR, operation staff can perform their own analysis 24/7 and have instant access to the results. The results can be used for binning, blending, process optimization, quality control and prevention of costly mistakes.

Rye - DA 7250

For rye processors, moisture, protein, starch, ash, NDF and fiber are important parameters that define the properties of the end product. Rapid and accurate determination of these parameters is of great benefit both in controlling the rye processing and the end product. This application note shows that the DA 7250 Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) can accurately analyze rye in a few seconds.

Grain Testing Solutions Brochure

The grain industry is very complex. It’s global, diverse, and can also present analytical challenges. Today’s grain users demand more when it comes to quality, safety, and uniformity. In addition, they seek diverse products with unique characteristics. PerkinElmer is equipped to help the grain industry in its quest to feed the world – nutritiously and economically. Our testing and analysis solutions encompass the three primary areas required for complete knowledge of grains and their derivatives – composition, functionality, and safety.

Arsenic Speciation Analysis in Brown Rice by HPLC-ICP-MS Using the NexION350D

This work demonstrates the ability to separate and measure arsenic compounds present in brown rice samples by selection of proper HPLC and ICP-MS conditions. The resultsof this work correlate very well with those of the other organizations participating in the study. These results prove that the combination of Flexar HPLC and NexION ICP-MS issuitable for the analysis of different forms of arsenic in brown rice.

Arsenic Speciation Analysis in White Rice by HPLC- ICP-MS Using the NexION 350D

This work has demonstrates the ability to separate and measure arsenic compounds present in rice. Sample preparation involves a non-aggressive extraction procedure to preserve the species as much as possible. The chromatography separates all species in less than four minutes using an isocratic method and is unaffected by the rice matrix. The results of the separation were validated by comparing the speciated and total results. These results prove that the combination of Flexar HPLC and NexION ICP-MS is suitable for the analysis of different forms of arsenic in white rice.

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