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Seafood & Aquaculture Testing

As a leader in the food and feed safety testing industry, PerkinElmer develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of seafood testing solutions. From kits for the detection of antibiotic, histamine, and phycotoxin residues to the analysis of total mercury content in fish, we have it covered. Our testing solutions for a full range of elements including pathogens, toxic elements, nutrients and micronutrients ensure the quality and fish and seafood.

Seafood & Aquaculture Related Content

Pathogen & Microbiology Analysis

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Food testing labs like yours are constantly challenged with accurately analyzing samples quickly and efficiently – all while striving to reduce costs due to market forces. In this brochure you can find a range of solutions across multiple technologies, products, and services that meets or exceeds the testing needs of meat and seafood processors. Our solutions offer more efficiency and increased accuracy and sensitivity for better yields in real time with minimal training.

Residue & Contaminant Analysis

Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Seafood by UHPLC- MS/MS

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can contaminate foods during smoking, heating, and drying processes that allow combustion products to come into direct contact with food. They can also enter food supply chains through contaminated air and water, and accumulate in various food chains. Regulations are in place to monitor PAHs levels in foods; the EU set a stringent maximum residue limit (MRL) for BaP in muscle meat of smoked fish and smoked fishery products at 2 µg/kg.2 In this study, seafood samples were prepared using a QueChERS extraction method followed by a dispersive solid-phase extraction clean-up step. The samples were subsequently analyzed by coupling a UHPLC system with a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer.

Determination of the Nitrofuran Metabolites in Seafood using Ultra High-Performance Liquid Chromatography - Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Nitrofurans are a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics that are widely used to kill or slow down the growth of bacteria in the aquaculture industry. The use of nitrofurans and their metabolites has been restricted by a number of countries and organizations within the European Union, United States and China, due to their harmful side effects to human health, and a Minimum Required Performance Limit (MRPL) 0f 1.0 µg/kg has been set for food, animal and aquaculture products. LC/MS/MS methods have been used for the detection of nitrofuran metabolites in many studies owing to the high sensitivity, selectivity and specificity of the methods. However, nitrofuran metabolites demonstrate low ionization efficiency with the electrospray ion source used in LC/MS/MS systems. Therefore, the use of a derivatization step for nitrofuran metabolites before extraction and LC/MS/MS analysis is crucial to meet the low regulatory limits of 1.0 µg/kg in food samples. The main purpose of this work is to determine the detection limits for nitrofurans using QSight® 210 LC/MS/MS system.

High Throughput Screening Solutions for Nitrofurans and Chloramphenicol in Shrimp Samples

The use of nitrofurans, a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics widely used in the aquaculture industry and their metabolites, has been regulated by everal countries and organizations across the world for their ahrmful effects on human health. ELISA assays are widely used for the detection of nitrofuran metabolites and chloramphenicol for regulatory conformance owing to the high sensitivity, selectivity and ease of use of the method. In this study, we demonstrate the accuracy and precision (CCß validation study) of the simultaneous 5-in-1 sample extraction method by manual ELISA and DS2 automation methods. Sensitivityof the assay kits (LOD) was also demonstrated using manual and DS2 method. Finally, sample variability testing was performed to characterize the effects of matrix from various shrimp sources.

The Elemental Analysis of Meat and Seafood with the NexION 300/350 ICP-MS

The elemental content of food products is very important, both in relation to nutritional and toxic elements. Nutritional elements can either be native to the food substance or can be added to enhance the health benefits. Toxic elements can enter food either through the environment or processing during production. Hopefully, toxic elements will be present at extremely low levels, while nutritional elements will be present at optimal levels. The elemental capabilities and dynamic range of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) make it ideally suited for the analysis of food materials. This work has demonstrates the ability of PerkinElmer’s NexION 300/350X ICP-MS to effectively measure macro-level nutritional elements in the same analysis run as lower-level elements, without having to dilute the samples.

Validation of the HistaStrip Test Kit for the detection of histamine in seafood

Histamine poisoning is the second leading cause of food-borne illness in the United States, accounting for nearly one in fifty of the total cases of food-borne illness in the US. The expensive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive nature of the available detection methods for histamine dramatically limit the capacity to test large numbers of samples. The HistaStrip™ Test Kit offers a convenient solution for quick, quantitative, field-based screening of seafood samples.

Validation of the MaxSignal Histamine Enzymatic Assay for the Detection of Histamine in Fish

Histamine testing is a control strategy used by seafood processors in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points(HACCP). A strong need exists for a histamine detection method that couples simple extraction with high-accuracy quantification. The MaxSignal® Histamine Enzymatic Assay Kit is one such robust enzyme-based assay, using a simple aqueous extraction with high recovery in a variety of fish samples such as fresh/frozen tuna, canned tuna, pouched tuna, and mahi-mahi.

Meat & Seafood Interactive Brochure

Food testing labs like yours are constantly challenged with accurately analyzing samples quickly and efficiently – all while striving to reduce costs due to market forces. In this brochure you can find a range of solutions across multiple technologies, products, and services that meets or exceeds the testing needs of meat and seafood processors. Our solutions offer more efficiency and increased accuracy and sensitivity for better yields in real time with minimal training.

Nutritional & Compositional Analysis

The Elemental Analysis of Meat and Seafood with the NexION 300/350 ICP-MS

The elemental content of food products is very important, both in relation to nutritional and toxic elements. Nutritional elements can either be native to the food substance or can be added to enhance the health benefits. Toxic elements can enter food either through the environment or processing during production. Hopefully, toxic elements will be present at extremely low levels, while nutritional elements will be present at optimal levels. The elemental capabilities and dynamic range of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) make it ideally suited for the analysis of food materials. This work has demonstrates the ability of PerkinElmer’s NexION 300/350X ICP-MS to effectively measure macro-level nutritional elements in the same analysis run as lower-level elements, without having to dilute the samples.

Validation of the HistaStrip Test Kit for the detection of histamine in seafood

Histamine poisoning is the second leading cause of food-borne illness in the United States, accounting for nearly one in fifty of the total cases of food-borne illness in the US. The expensive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive nature of the available detection methods for histamine dramatically limit the capacity to test large numbers of samples. The HistaStrip™ Test Kit offers a convenient solution for quick, quantitative, field-based screening of seafood samples.

Validation of the MaxSignal Histamine Enzymatic Assay for the Detection of Histamine in Fish

Histamine testing is a control strategy used by seafood processors in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points(HACCP). A strong need exists for a histamine detection method that couples simple extraction with high-accuracy quantification. The MaxSignal® Histamine Enzymatic Assay Kit is one such robust enzyme-based assay, using a simple aqueous extraction with high recovery in a variety of fish samples such as fresh/frozen tuna, canned tuna, pouched tuna, and mahi-mahi.

Fishmeal - DA 7250

Fish meal is an important source of protein and other nutrients, used in feed and pet food production. Rapid compositional testing is of paramount importance. The Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) technology is highly suitable for these purposes. The DA 7250 uses novel Diode Array NIR technology and performs a multi-component analysis in less than 10 seconds.

Meat & Seafood Interactive Brochure

Food testing labs like yours are constantly challenged with accurately analyzing samples quickly and efficiently – all while striving to reduce costs due to market forces. In this brochure you can find a range of solutions across multiple technologies, products, and services that meets or exceeds the testing needs of meat and seafood processors. Our solutions offer more efficiency and increased accuracy and sensitivity for better yields in real time with minimal training.

Process Optimization

Meat & Seafood Interactive Brochure

Food testing labs like yours are constantly challenged with accurately analyzing samples quickly and efficiently – all while striving to reduce costs due to market forces. In this brochure you can find a range of solutions across multiple technologies, products, and services that meets or exceeds the testing needs of meat and seafood processors. Our solutions offer more efficiency and increased accuracy and sensitivity for better yields in real time with minimal training.

Seafood & Aquaculture Related Technologies