Food safety

Rapid, effective, efficient mass spectral analysis of flavors, fragrances, ingredients and specialty chemical

From raw materials to finished products, the food production process involves many quality control and assurance gateways. By introducing a compact, easy-to-use expression CMS, analysts have the ability to quickly screen for defects, adulterants, and toxins with minimal sample preparation. The transportability of the expression CMS along with its compact size makes it an ideal system for monitoring processes at point-of-production.

expression CMS Success Stories

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University of Loughborough

"Anyone interested in volatiles will find the CMS is an excellent instrument for targeted analysis."

James Reynolds, PhD, Research Scientist

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expression CMS Application Notes

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Fast Screening for Purity and Adulterants in Coconut Oil by ASAP® Compact Mass Spectrometry

The expressionL CMS coupled with the Atmospheric Solids Analysis Probe (ASAP®) is used to determine purity and detect adulterants in coconut oil. In this application note, pure coconut oil is tested against a sample of coconut oil adulterated with canola oil for comparative data analysis and a fast and easy method for purity analysis.

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Analyses of Different Grades of Olive Oil by Volatile Mass Spectrometry

In this application note, we demonstrate the use of the Advion expression CMS with a volatile APCI (vAPCI) ion source to analyze extra-virgin, virgin, and lampante olive oil samples. We show statistical analysis allowing us to categorize and identify olive oil samples by their grade. This technique allows us to test individual olive oil samples and…

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Classifying Cheeses by vAPCI Compact Mass Spectrometry

Cheese is one of the world’s most popular food types, with a wide variety available for consumers. The scents and flavors of cheeses, so characteristic to each type of cheese, stem from a complex mixture of chemicals, including free fatty acids. While this mixture is affected by a wide variety of factors we can use…

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Chemically Tracking Spoilage of Meat Using Volatile Mass Spectrometry

This application note demonstrates the use of the Advion expression CMS (compact mass spectrometer) coupled with a volatile APCI (vAPCI) ion source to directly detect several key chemicals given off of meat as it spoils at ambient temperature. Evolution of putrescine, cadaverine, and indole were measured  over several days as meat spoiled.

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