Food alteration has been increasing substantially in recent years, leading to substandard products. Therefore, to ensure the health and safety of the consumer, it is essential to characterize foods for toxic and nutritional elements accurately and rapidly, and ICP-MS is the ideal technique for these analyses due to its sensitivity combined with its ability to measure trace and matrix elements in one quick analytical run.
In this new application note, the NexION® 2000 ICP-MS was used for the determination of toxic elements in wine. In combination with the TotalQuant feature in Collision mode, the NexION 2000 can quickly quantify 81 elements using just one standard. Determination of major and trace elements in the same run with the same dilution factor is virtually effortless due to the instrument’s wide working range.