Thermo Fisher Scientific LC-MS-MS System Used to Detect Melamine

October 15, 2008

Thermo Fisher Scientific (San Jose, California) announced that a method that uses the company?s equipment for detecting melamine and cyanuric acid in food matrixes was described in the U.S. FDA?s Laboratory Information Bulletin Number 4396, May 2007.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (San Jose, California) announced that a method that uses the company’s equipment for detecting melamine and cyanuric acid in food matrixes was described in the U.S. FDA’s Laboratory Information Bulletin Number 4396, May 2007. The method involves the use of the company’s instrumentation for liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. Melamine is an industrial chemical used in the manufacturing of plastics, flame retardants, and other products and recently has been found in infant formula, cookies, and candy.