food contamination analysis Articles

  • Analysis of the heavy metal pollutants in sediment samples collected from Thane Creek of Maharashtra, India

    The wetland of Thane Creek, located at Thane, Mumbai, India, has attracted much attention of environmental biologists over the last few decades, as this creek has been subjected to a lot of pollution from the Asia's biggest Thane–Belapur industrial complex located at the south of Mumbai harbour along the west coast of India. This paper advocates ecological studies with special reference to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk management for bovine spongiform encephalopathy and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in France: policy analysis and lessons learned

    The experience of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk assessment and management in France was somewhat unique among BSE affected countries. Due to its proximity to the UK, the French meat and bone meal industry was challenged with particularly high amounts of infectivity from imported contaminated feed and infected cattle. Although France apparently had an adequate BSE control system ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of low levels of metals in drinking water with a scanning array ICP emission spectrometer and ultrasonic nebulization

    Drinking water is an important factor in exposure to environmental contaminants and is used in preparing foods and beverages for human consumption. Therefore, great care is used to verify that it is free of or contains acceptable limits of toxic substances. With respect to heavy metals and other toxicologically relevant elements, atomic spectrometric techniques are frequently used to determine ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Regulating Health and Environmental risks under WTO Law: A critical analysis of the SPS Agreement

    The WTO has now been in existence for over 15 years. Primarily designed to regulate inter-national trade, the link with environmental protection is increasingly being recognised by policy makers and is now also being reflected in scholarly research and publication. This book is one such text. It considers the specialised subject of health and environmental risks under WTO law, in particular, ...


  • Analysis of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Fish Oil Using Supelclean EZ-POP NP, Silica Gel SPE, and an SLB-5ms GC Column

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were once widely used in many industrial and commercial applications such as insulating fluids, dielectrics, and lubricants. This included their extensive use in electrical transformers. PCB use has been banned in many countries, and the Stockholm Convention currently prohibits their production and use ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Methyl mercury and stable isotopes of nitrogen reveal that a terrestrial spider has a diet of emergent aquatic insects

    Terrestrial spiders transfer methyl mercury (MeHg) to terrestrial consumers like birds but how spiders become contaminated with MeHg is not well understood. In the present study, we used stable isotopes of nitrogen in combination with MeHg to determine the source of MeHg to terrestrial long‐jawed orb weaver spiders (Tetragnatha sp). We collected spiders and a variety of other aquatic and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • What`s in the Package?

    What's in the Package? Packaging Migrant Food Safety Assessment What exactly is in your food's packaging? Migrants from food contact materials, often referred to as indirect food additives, have been shown to be present at low concentrations in food. As these migrants are hazards, their presence in food needs to be regulated. The new EU super directive aims to regulate all substances that ...


    By Creme Global

  • BLOOM – Real-Time Monitoring Brief - Case Study

    PeCOD® is a patented technology that can determine COD by measuring photocurrent charges originating from oxidation of the organic contaminants present in a water sample. Three PeCOD® analyzer units were implemented at three different facilities, representative of key food and beverage sub-sectors–a winery, a bakery and a brewery–to undertake “real-time” ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Evaluation of Mineral Supplements for Content and Purity by Flame / Graphite Furnace AAS

    Doctors, dieticians and health officials recommend a balanced diet that provides essential minerals for proper nutrition in the human body. The accurate analysis of metals in vitamin / mineral preparations and food supplements is very important. These metals can be classified into several groups – the major electrolytes (Na, K, Ca, Mg), crucial to normal primary physiological processes like ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Extraction of Sulfa Drugs in Honey with Polymeric SPE Cation Exchange Bond Elut Plexa PCX 3 mL Cartridge

    Antibiotics and other drugs in agricultural foods is a recurrent problem that can cause serious harm or death to the allergicor sensitive consumer. In recent years, various sources of honey have been shown to be contaminated with residues ofantibiotics and sulfonamides. These contaminants may occur after direct treatment of bacterial diseases of honey bees,such as American or European foulbrood ...


  • Surface Decontamination of Organic Acids (Benzoic Acid) by DeconGel 1101

    Abstract Surface decontamination efficacy determination of DeconGel™ 1101 on stainless steel, aluminum, and concrete surfaces contaminated with Organic Acids (benzoic acid (BA)) was performed with LC/MS (Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SW-846 Methods: 3500C (sampling) and 8321B (analysis). Hazardous ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • Trace metal characterization of soils using the Optima 7300 DV ICP-OES

    Soil testing helps diagnose soil health and guides in the development of soilspecific and crop-specific remedies. It is an indispensable tool to assure national food safety, nutritional accuracy, maintenance of soil health and enhancement of soil fertility. Based on this analysis, farmers may be advised on soil fertility to make agriculture more productive and sustainable. Micronutrient analysis ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Organics in boiler water condensate

    With the wide use of high efficiency boilers and current high-pressure boilers in industry today limiting condensate analysis to the more traditional parameters can result in very expensive repairs. Condensate return should be the highest quality least expensive water that most systems can generate. Boiler operators do not want to lose this or have it contaminated. Condensate return analysis has ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Natural Attenuation in Soils

    Introduction Surface and subsurface soils have different characteristics in natural attenuation. Mobile contaminants in subsurface soils diffuse into soil vapor and aqueous phase and thus are relatively easily subject to natural subsurface processes that can attenuate these contaminants. Most high-molecular-weight (persistent) organic and many inorganic contaminants will be immobilized in the ...

  • The use of some industrial by products for adsorptive removal of heavy metals from wastewater

    Most available technologies applied in the removal of metal contaminants in aqueous systems use the well established processes of adsorption. Adsorbents currently in use are either too expensive or not readily available for wastewater treatment. There is a need to develop new adsorbents which are readily available at low cost to remove metal contaminants in aqueous system. In this work, Okra ...


  • Praxair Selects Baseline-MOCON’s New BevAlert Gas Analyzer To Improve Detection Sensitivity Of CO2 Impurities

    Lyons, CO — Praxair, Inc. has upgraded its carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analysis with the installation of multiple BevAlert™ Model 8900 at its plants across North America and select international locations.The BevAlert Model 8900 new gas chromatograph, from Baseline-MOCON, Inc., a subsidiary of MOCON monitors trace impurities in CO2 (and other gases) while setting new standards for analytical ...


    By AMETEK MOCON - Baseline

  • Technology Status Report In Situ Flushing

    ABSTRACT This technology status report provides a snapshot of the status of the in situ flushing remediation technology. The information provided herein is a reflection of the content of the Ground-Water Remediation Technologies Analysis Center’s (GWRTAC’s) case study database for innovative technologies. GWRTAC’s case study database is not represented as being comprehensive, nor are the case ...

  • The role of process water in pathogen reduction

    The USDA’s Pathogen Reduction/Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) rule in July of 1996 required all meat and poultry slaughter plants to adopt a system of process controls to prevent food safety hazards. It contained four components: standard operating procedures (SOPs) for sanitation, HACCP plans, generic E. coli testing and Salmonella performance standards. With the ...


    By Zentox Corporation

  • What is HACCP?

    Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP, for short) is defined by the US Food and Drug Administration as a “management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to ...


    By 360training.com, Inc.

  • Biodegradation of palmarosa oil (green oil) by Serratia marcescens

    Biodegradation of oil depends on the nature of the oil, the type of microbial community and a variety of environmental factors. Green oils are being used as consumer goods and as raw materials in industries such as food processing, pharmaceutical and cosmetic. Microbial contaminations of green oils have been the cause of degradation problems. Serratia Marcessens produced cytochrome oxidase, ...

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