Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES, ICP-AES) in Food Testing
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.
With its great importance, milk is available in several different forms: fresh, boxed (ultraheat treated), powdered, and evaporated. The most commonly consumed form varies globally, being dependent on factors such as geography, culture, and climate. For milk producers, internal quality control and the possibility of external monitoring provide strong incentives for the ability to quickly, accurately, and easily monitor nutrients in their products.
Although apple juice is a healthy, and often preferred, alternative to artificially flavored and carbonated drinks for many parents to give to children, concern has been raised over the presence of arsenic within. This work demonstrates a reversed-phase ion-pairing method for the complete separation and accurate quantification of the main and most toxicologically relevant arsenic species in commercially available apple juices, using a PerkinElmer NexSAR HPLC-ICP-MS system.
For food manufacturers and processors, it is important to be able to quantify the content of food products, including micronutrients, for both safety and quality reasons along with regulatory label-claim requirements, and ICP-OES is generally favored in a multi-element analytical environment with detection capabilities appropriate for nutritional analysis. This work focuses on the analysis of micronutrients in a variety of commercial juice products using PerkinElmer's Avio® 200 hybrid-scanning ICP-OES with sample preparation performed using a PerkinElmer Titan MPS™ Microwave Sample Preparation System.