Rapid screening for chemicals
It is increasingly necessary to rapidly screen foods for their composition and even to look for ‘unknown’ compounds. Examples include detection of nutritional components such as vitamins, as well as contaminants (e.g. pesticides), and dealing with client issues relating to food authenticity. A recently installed Time-of-Flight mass spectrometer with Direct Sample Analysis and UHPLC sample sources has further enhanced our ability to help clients in this area.