Executive Overview

Safeguarding food and feed: Determination of mycotoxins according to EU regulations

Read this executive overview presenting a reliable method for mycotoxin analysis using the SCIEX 7500 system.

This summary accompanies a recent event produced by Separation Science in collaboration with SCIEX.

Mycotoxins pose persistent risks to human and animal health. Produced by several strains of fungi that infiltrate food and feed supplies, these stable toxins cannot be seen and have no specific taste or smell. The risk of lethal acute exposure or chronic effects—including potential carcinogenic and cytotoxic impacts—underscores the necessity for stringent testing protocols.

This executive overview showcases the remarkable capabilities of the SCIEX 7500 system in effectively analyzing mycotoxins matching the toughest EU regulatory challenges.

Read and explore the groundbreaking method developed in collaboration with Landeslabor Berlin-Brandenburg, a prominent government testing institute renowned for its expertise in food, medicines, animal diseases, and environmental assessments.

Topics covered in this summary include:

  • EU regulation of mycotoxins
  • LC-MS/MS analysis of multiple mycotoxins
  • Mycotoxin quantification from a solvent gradient method
  • Mycotoxin quantification from complex matrices

Meet the expert:

Michael Zellmann
Chemist, Application Support Specialist, SCIEX

As an Application Support Specialist at SCIEX, Michael brings extensive expertise in method development and implementation to the forefront. Holding a diploma in chemistry from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Germany), he also served as a course leader at the Professional Education Center for Chemistry (BBZ Chemie), where he contributed to shaping the future of chemistry technicians for the industry. Transitioning to Wessling private labs, Michael assumed various roles in food contaminant testing, with a strong focus on mycotoxin analysis, before ultimately transitioning to lab management. With 8 years of hands-on experience in LC-MS/MS food and environmental applications as part of SCIEX's EMEA support team, Michael adeptly navigates the intricacies of daily lab operations and excels in troubleshooting a myriad of application challenges.


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