Food Analysis

Simplified LC-MS/MS Method for Glyphosate, AMPA, and Glufosinate in Oat-Based Cereals

This article from Issue 12 of the Analytix Reporter, produced by Merck, introduces a simplified LC-MS/MS method with interference removal by SPE for the determination of glyphosate, (aminomethyl) phosphonic acid (AMPA), and glufosinate in cereals...

New Furocoumarin and Other Phytochemical Standards

This article from Issue 12 of the Analytix Reporter, produced by Merck, introduces the most recent product additions to the company's comprehensive phytochemical standards product range that includes a number of standards of furocoumarins and other...

Optimizing for High Throughput Analysis of Cannabinoids in Cannabis Products

This article from Issue 11 of the Analytix Reporter, produced by Merck, provides a method for the high-throughput analysis of cannabinoids in cannabis products and demonstrates how the heart of a successful HPLC potency testing method is the column...

Multiclass Pesticide Analysis of Soy Milk Using a Matrix-Compatible SPME Fiber

In this article from Issue 11 of the Analytix Reporter, produced by Merck, a matrix compatible solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fiber or cover coated (OC) SPME fiber, was used to determine pesticides in soy milk via direct immersion SPME/GC-MS.

Quantification of Methylglyoxal in Manuka Honey ― A Simple HPTLC Based Approach

In this article from Issue 11 of the Analytix Reporter, produced by Merck, the quantification of Methylglyoxal (MGO) using high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) with subsequent substance confirmation by MS measurement is presented.

Effective Detection of Food Allergens

This article from Issue 11 of the Analytix Reporter, produced by Merck, introduces a new comprehensive range of purified food allergen protein standards manufactured by INDOOR® Biotechnologies.

Analyzing terpenes in Cannabis

In this article from Issue 9 of the Analytix Reporter, a fast, high resolution GC/MS method for the analysis of 31 cannabis related terpenes is presented, using solvent extraction and dedicated certified reference material mixes, enabling a simple...

Determination of total glucose and xylose in instant coffee by reverse phase HPLC-UV

This article from Issue 10 of the Analytix Reporter, produced by Merck, describes an RP-HPLC method based on the UV label (PMP) tagging of sugars that was used for a sensitive determination of total glucose and xylose sugars in instant coffee using...

New Fapas® food matrix reference materials

Read about 40 new FERA Fapas® food matrix reference materials of a variety of matrix (plant and animal-derived) and analyte types in this article from Issue 10 of the Analytix Reporter, produced by Merck.

Certified reference materials of brevetoxin marine toxins

Read about four new certified reference material (CRM) solutions of brevetoxins, responsible for neurotoxic shellfish poisoning (NSP), in this article from Issue 10 of the Analytix Reporter, produced by Merck.

Interested in the analysis of ginger and other herbal medicines?

This article from Issue 9 of the Analytix Reporter, produced by Merck, explains the role of reliable phytochemical reference materials in assuring the quality control of herbal medicinal products. It outlines recent additions to the PhytoLab...

Heavy metals in Cannabis sativa by ICP-MS and the need for proper sample homogenization

In this article from Issue 9 of the Analytix Reporter, a step-by-step protocol for the analysis of various heavy metals in Cannabis sativa plant material by ICP-MS was developed.  

Ensure reliable results of your microbiological tests

The international standard, ISO 11133:2014 (plus amendment 1:2018 and amendment 2:2020) outlines the regulatory requirements to be met in the preparation of culture media meant for use in the microbiological analysis of food, animal feed, and water...

Beverage testing with mobile app for pH and nitrate measurements

This article from Issue 9 of the Analytix Reporter, produced by Merck, examines the use and efficiency of the MQuant® StripScan mobile app to measure the pH of orange juice samples and nitrate concentration of mineral water samples. 

Determination of Water in Sunflower Oil by Karl Fischer Titration

Sunflower oil is the most used cooking oil worldwide. It finds its use in food, as a frying oil, or in cosmetic products as a natural emollient. Additionally, it is used in the production of biodiesel and in some pharmaceutical and technical...

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