Automation of MCPD analysis in foodstuff with GC MSMS from JSB
12 Feb 2020
Glycidol and 3-monochloropropandiol (3-MCPD) are known as contaminants in foodstuff due to manufacturing. MCPD fatty acids may occur during the refinement process of oils and fats at high temperatures or in the presence of chloride-containing salts.
With the 3-MCPD analyser, JSB has an analyser in its portfolio that enables fully automated determination of 3-MCPD, 2-monochloropropandiol (2-MCPD), glycidol and their fatty esters in food. These are produced, for example, in the refining process of oil- and fat-containing foods and must be determined in various foods in accordance with EU maximum quantity regulations.
The 3-MCPD analyser allows a determination of 3-MCPD, 2-MCPD, glycidol and their esters quickly and easily. The “DGF C-VI 18(10)” method has been optimised so that the entire sample preparation and introduction to the GC/MS system can be automated with the PAL autosampler (DGF Fast & Clean). The substances then are detected by the powerful Agilent single or Triple quadrupole mass spectrometers (SQ MS or TQ MS).
Due to the modular design of the analysis system, other methods can also be automated, so that overall a fast and time-saving analysis is available compared to conventional analysis methods with manual sample preparation, says the company.
The 3-MCPD analyser is pre-installed in the application laboratory, tested and delivered ready-for-use to the end user.