Monitoring food safety standards in India

March 19, 2010

AB SCIEX and its distribution partner Labindia Life Sciences are to supply the government of India with a food safety testing solution. This is part of a project with the Ministry of Agriculture to help reinforce new food safety standards through better monitoring for contamination.

AB SCIEX and its distribution partner Labindia Life Sciences are to supply the government of India with a food safety testing solution. This is part of a project with the Ministry of Agriculture to help reinforce new food safety standards through better monitoring for contamination.

In a statement from the company, the president Laura Lauman said, “Food safety is an important issue for governments around the world. AB SCIEX is assisting the efforts in India and many other countries to protect the food supply by enabling the accurate identification of contaminants through our powerful mass spectrometry solutions.”

This project uses LC–MS–MS to address pesticide contamination of fruits and vegetables. The company will provide six 3200 systems. This QTRAP system is a mass spectrometer that, according to the company, provides the ability to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis in a single scan. Specialized software provides simple steps to manage the testing and collect the data generated from the systems.

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