Food safety agency selects instrumentation

July 13, 2011

The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), an executive agency of the UK Government?s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), has selected Thermo Scientific GC?MS and LC?MS systems for its analysis of food products.

The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), an executive agency of the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), has selected Thermo Scientific GC–MS and LC–MS systems for its analysis of food products.

Adrian Charlton, head of chemical and biochemical profiling at Fera, comments “The Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantum GC–MS–MS and Exactive high performance benchtop LC–MS systems have become an integral part of our laboratory and have enabled Fera to make significant progress towards ensuring a sustainable food chain and protecting consumers from biological and chemical risks within food.”

Fera currently manages more than 600 research projects, analysing more than 50 000 plant and food samples a year. It is the National Reference Laboratory for chemicals in food such as mycotoxins, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), chemicals from food contact materials, dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in food and feed and some pesticides and veterinary drugs.

To learn more about the products used by Fera please visit www.thermoscientific.com/foodsafety