The EU-China-Safe Project: The Assessment of a Dioxin Analytical Workflow in Food and Feed

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Learn how to simplify the complexity of dioxin analysis using a fully integrated workflow based on GC–triple quadrupole analysis. This Dioxin Analyzer not only takes advantage of the new GC–MS/MS technical advancements, but significantly improves the ease of use and accelerates the implementation in routine laboratories. Live: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST On demand available after final airing until Sept. 3, 2021 Register free

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Event Overview:
The EU-China-Safe* project is a jointly funded EU/Chinese project that aims to deliver a shared vision for food safety and authenticity based on “mutual recognition” in food standards, testing and certification. Partners in China and Europe identified that validating GC–MS/MS methods for dioxins analysis is as an economic option to build value for money testing capacity. As part of the EU-China-Safe project, Fera Science Limited (Fera) performed analysis of PCDDs, PCDFs, and dl-PCBs in food using a preconfigured Thermo Scientific TSQ 9000 triple quadrupole GC–MS/MS system equipped with the new Advanced Electron Ionization (AEI) source. An important aspect of the collaboration was the development of an EU-China Joint Laboratory Network, which conducted a study using shared data systems to enable cooperative development of a method to demonstrate equivalency with traditional HRMS. Study results obtained from proficiency test (PT) and quality control (QC) samples were within the expected concentration ranges. These findings demonstrate that the limit of quantification (LOQ) complied to one-fifth maximum levels, and that the analytical method demonstrated the sensitivity, selectivity, and robustness required to satisfy current EU regulations 644/2017 and 771/2017. 

In this webcast, we will provide an overview of how methods are being developed by the EU-China-Safe project and focus on the particular benefits of the TSQ 9000 and AEI technology for dioxin analysis.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Overview of the EU-China-Safe project and how methods are being developed within the project

  • Discover a fully-validated dioxin analyzer with pre-loaded acquisition, calculation and reporting templates to simplify user training and increase productivity soon after installation

  • Learn how this analytical solution is easily implemented into laboratories and able to meet EU performance criteria 

  • Understand how GC–MS/MS with enhanced sensitivity enables users to lower sample weight to reduce both the cost of sample preparation and system maintenance

*EU-China-Safe project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 727864 and from the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

The content of this webinar does not reflect the official opinion of the European Commission and/or the Chinese government. Responsibility for the information and views expressed therein lies entirely with the author(s).

Speakers: Sean Panton, Analytical Chemist, Food Safety and Quality, Fera Science Limited

Aaron Lamb, Senior Mass Spectrometry Applications Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Time and Date: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST

On demand available after final airing until  Sept. 3, 2021

Sponsor: Thermo Fisher Scientific

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