Food Analysis

The LECO Food Testing eBook is now available for download!

Food testing is an important analytical discipline to characterize the properties of foods and their constituents. Analysts can use different instrument configurations and methods.

The LECO eBook summarizes a large part of LECO’s application work in the field of food testing. In addition to the Application Compendium, the eBook includes an introduction to GCxGC- and TOFMS-technology, followed by an overview of the different hardware and software solutions that were used for the food testing applications. A bibliography with additional references can be found in the appendix.

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Food_Testing_ApplicationsHighlighted Application Notes in this eBook are:

  • Correlation of chemical and sensory data to track aging of an American IPA beer at different storage temperature
  • Discovering the scent of celery HS-SPME, GC-TOFMS, and retention indices for the characterization of volatiles
  • Analysis of fats in food products with GC-TOFMS
  • Fast pesticide residue analysis in food with a benchtop GC-TOFMS: Pegasus BT
  • Quantitation and non-targeted detection of pesticides in spinach extract with Pegasus BT 4D
  • GC, GCxGC, and TOFMS for characterization and roast level differentiation of coffee
  • Differentiation of honey aroma profiles with FLUX GCxGC-TOFMS
  • Utilizing the Pegasus GC-HRT 4D for improved yeast metabolite characterization
  • Differential analysis of olive oils with Pegasus GC-HRT reference feature
  • Unambiguous pesticide identification in cigarette tobacco
  • Analysis of poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCBS) in fish oil supplements by gas chromatography with high performance-time-of-flight mass spectrometry

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