Reinforcing Chinese food standards

August 21, 2009

Applied Biosystems will assist the Chinese government in reinforcing new standards for food safety.

Applied Biosystems will assist the Chinese government in reinforcing new standards for food safety. The Chinese general administration of quality supervision, inspection and quarantine will be using 40 of the company’s AB SCIEX mass spectrometers to identify contaminants in food.

"Life Technologies is committed to partnering with China to help improve food safety, resulting in one of the single-largest implementations of our proven mass spectrometry technologies," said Laura Lauman, President of Life Technologies’ Mass Spectrometry Systems Division in a statement. "This effort is a critical step in ensuring the safety of China’s food products by enabling the accurate identification of harmful chemicals in order to prevent contamination from entering the food supply."

According to the company Chinese scientists will be using the technology in the advanced analysis of a wide range of food, including rice, corn, wheat, soybeans, fruits, vegetables and livestock products.

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