Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Program to Meet Melamine Detection Challenges

December 1, 2008

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., (San Jose, CA) has launched a program focused on assisting government and commercial food testing laboratories in the development and implementation of methods for the analysis of melamine in food products imported from China.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., (San Jose, CA) has launched a program focused on assisting government and commercial food testing laboratories in the development and implementation of methods for the analysis of melamine in food products imported from China. Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a testing method based on its liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry system. According to the company, this method is currently being used as a reference by the labs under the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) in China to develop an LC-MS/MS method for the detection of melamine in milk and infant formula. In addition to the LC-MS/MS solution, the company can provide screening and confirmation techniques based on its gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS) technologies.