Food Safety News

UCT QuEChERS Sorbents Cited in Mycotoxin Analysis Article

UCT QuEChERS Sorbents Cited in Mycotoxin Analysis Article Oats (Avena sativa) are a type of cereal belonging to the Poaceae grass family of plants. Although traditionally used for animal feed, the beneficial nutritional and physiological effects of oat products have...

UCT QuEChERS Featured in Mycotoxins in Oats Analysis!

A recently published article in the Journal of Chromatography B (L. De Colli, C. Elliott, J. Finnan, J. Grant, E.K. Arendt, S.P. McCormick, M. Danaher, Determination of 42 mycotoxins in oats using a mechanically assisted quechers sample preparation and UHPLCMS/MS...

UCT QuEChERS Salts & Sorbents Put to Work in Newly Published High-Throughput Mega-Method for the Analysis of Pesticides, Veterinary Drugs, and Environmental Contaminants!

In a new study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the Department of Toxicology and Residue Monitoring in Albania partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Eastern Regional Research Center and the Pesticide Residue Laboratory in Sao...

FDA Publishes New PFAS in Food Method Utilizing UCT QuEChERS!

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are a diverse group of synthetic organofluorine compounds that have been widely used in industrial applications and consumer products such as non-stick cookware, food packaging, fire-fighting foams, carpeting, apparels and metal plating. PFASs are persistent...

UCT Enviro-Clean® HL-DVB SPE Sorbent Cited in Anticoccidial Study

Anticoccidials, interchangeably referred to as coccidiostats, are used to control coccidiosis and other protozoan infections in food producing animals. Coccidiosis is a parasitic intestinal disease caused by protozoa of the genus Eimeria. Anticoccidials can be classified into two main groups:...

UCT Silane Cited in Plasmon Research Study

Ultrasensitive and selective detection and quantification of dopamine (DA) plays a key role in monitoring neurodegenerative diseases and the detection limit reported is typically in the lower nanomolar range. Pushing the detection limit to picomolar (pM) or lower for this...

UCT Derivatizing Reagent cited in Forensic Anthropology Study

In a recent study, authored by Susan Luong et al., (Forensic Science International ((2018), 285 93-104)) UCT’s derivatizing reagent O-Bis(trimethylsilytrifluoroacetamide) containing 1% trimethylchlorosilane (BSTFA (1% TMCS)) was employed to assist with the gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric (GC-MS) analysis of a cadaveric...

UCT’s Clean Screen® Xcel /FASt Sorbents Cited in Phenothiazine Study

For many forensic toxicologists working with active drugs, the parent substrates may not be present in biological matrices, only the metabolites. From these metabolites, the parent drug may be assessed. This is typically performed by characterization of both the parent...

UCT Flagship Sorbent Clean Screen® DAU cited in Carfentanil Study

In July of 2016, the animal tranquilizer, carfentanil (CF) emerged in Northeast Ohio as an abused substance resulting in over 25 deaths within a 30-day period alone. Over 160 deaths were reported to Summit County and Cuyahoga County Medical Examiners...

UCT QuEChERS Kits Cited in Neonicotinoid Identification in Honey

UCT, the first company to commercialize the QuEChERS technique, still maintains its support for facilities around the world analyzing food samples for the detection of herbicides, pesticides, and insecticides. The most widely used class of the insecticides in last twenty...