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The Basics: QuEChERS Step by Step

Posted by Jason Davis on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 @ 01:24 PM

With the release of Teledyne Tekmar’s AutoMate-Q40, I thought it was the perfect time to explain the QuEChERS Method that the instrument is based on. Below is a basic, but thorough, overview of what QuEChERS is and how it is performed manually step by step.

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Tags: FDA, Sample Preparation, pesticide analysis, QuEChERS, SVOC, pesticides, AOAC 2007.01, EN 15662.2008, USDA, EFSA

The Road Ahead: The FSMA, Food Industry and Food Testing Labs

Posted by Jason Davis on Fri, Nov 08, 2013 @ 03:09 PM

Overview

The food industry today is surrounded by an increasing amount of highly publicized food safety concerns.  The role of food testing laboratories, though often behind the scenes, has become an integral component of the daily checks and balances of our food production system.  With the release of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011, new requirements directly affecting food manufacturers and food testing laboratories may emerge.  While many of the particulars still remain to be ironed out, the act mentions food laboratories 57 times and laboratory tests 29 times, and many anticipate forthcoming regulation.

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Tags: Food Safety, Food Safety Labs, Food Manufacturing, FSMA, Food Safety Modernization Act, FDA, Accreditation, fo Food Testing Laboratory

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