Food and Product Safety. Because food matters !!!


• Analytical Chemistry Methods: Development, characterization, and evaluation of very fast screening methods of contaminant detection in food. Development of in-house analytical methods, and supports analytical chemistry transferred from a previously validated U.S. Department of Agriculture method or client-provided methods.

• Agroterrorism and biotoxin analysis: YourMobileLab leads in emerging research in protections of food crops and methods of preventing food contamination, as well as providing support for investigations and tracking of international or natural contamination events.

On Site Mobile Pesticides Measurement Lab:
•Screening >500 pesticides for one sample within 30Min
•Simplified QuEChERS method used for Sample prep. Do not need SPE clean-up procedure, save QuEChERS method time ( < 15 Min from ~25Min )
•Same method as conventional lab GC/MSD method (~40 Min)
•Simple and easy sample preparation
•The Agilent Thermal Separation Probe (TSP) provides fast analysis of solid, liquid, and slurry samples. The process is simple, clean, and requires limited or zero sample preparation.

Non-vaporized high boiling point 'dirty sample matrix'– compounds, which can contaminate the GC liner and column, remain inside the micro-vial, and can be discarded after each injection. Use the TSP when testing complex samples in food, forensics, and environmental applications.

Total ion chromatogram of 59 pesticides:
1 Methamidophos;2 Dichlorvos;3 Mevinphos ; 4 Omethoate; 5 Ethalfluralin; 6 Trifluralin; 7 Monocrotophos; 8 BHC alpha isomer; 9 Hexachlorobenzene; 10 Dimethoate; 11 Atrazine; 12 BHC beta isomer; 13 Lindane; 14 Pentachloronitrobenzene; 15 Phosphamidon I; 16 BHC delta isomer; 17 Diazinon; 18 Phosphamidon II ; 19 Chlorpyrifos Methyl; 20 Methyl parathion; 21 Vinclozolin; 22 Heptachlor; 23 Fenitrothion; 24 Pirimiphos-methyl; 25 Aldrin; 26 Malathion; 27 Fenthion; 28 Chlorpyrifos; 29 Parathion; 30 Triadimefon; 31 Isodrin;
32 Quinalphos; 33 Isofenphos; 34 Methidathion; 35 Endosulfan (alpha isomer); 36 Dieldrin; 37 p,p'-DDE; 38 Endrin; 39 Endosulfan (beta isomer); 40 p,p'-DDD; 41 Ethion; 42 p,p'-DDT; 43 Hexazinone; 44 Propargite; 45 Iprodione; 46 Bifenthrin; 47 Fenpropathrin; 48 Tetradifon; 49 Phosalone; 50 Mirex; 51 Leptophos; 52 lambda.-Cyhalothrin; 53 Fenarimol; 54 Permethrin; 55 Coumaphos; 56 Cypermethrin; 57 Ethofenprox; 58 Fenvalerate; 59 Deltamethrin

• Same performance as Agilent lab bench top GC/MS 7890A/5975C
• Both lab and mobile lab application, more value
• Can leverage the existing method and experience from Agilent lab GC/MSD system

Example: Food Safety Project Background Overview • Ensure the nation's welfare, public safety and health • Laboratory authorized by local government to perform custom, forensic/toxicology and environmental samples for legal purposes. • The Goal of the mobile laboratory is to produce results "on-the-spot" for hot cases. • Targeted applications are contamination in food, environmental pollution and narcotics. • Instrument installed in the mobile lab: GC/MS and portable Raman

Measuring trace element content of foods and beverages is critical

Integrating the Agilent 4100 Microwave Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometer is the most significant advancement in atomic spectroscopy mobile measurement in decades. It runs entirely on air, which means it can be easily deployed in the field within a mobile lab environment. Now you can perform easily unattended multi-element analyses while eliminating flammable and expensive gases. With high sample throughput and fast sequential measurement, the Agilent 4100 MP-AES will ensure you provide food, beverages, and agricultural products of consistent quality and uncompromising safety.

Analysis of Chinese herbal medicines: Traditional Chinese herbal medicines (TCMs) and their related products have been widely used in China for centuries; however there is now greater focus on the safety issues related to TCMs in clinical use. This rapid, simple and accurate method determines key elements in Chinese herbal medicine samples using Microwave Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry (MP-AES). MP-AES provides an ideal, low-cost solution for multi-element analysis of TCMs, with excellent long-term stability, reduced running costs, and improved lab safety.


Analysis of soil extracts: In agricultural science, soil samples are routinely analyzed for micronutrient content, providing an assessment of a plant's nutrient levels and possible deficiencies. Available metals in soil are extracted with a variety of reagents depending on soil type and form of the required element. Microwave Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry (MP-AES) is a multi-element analytical technique that offers medium sample throughput, high sensitivity, and wide dynamic range.

Cost-effective analysis of major, minor, and trace elements in foodstuffs: While some elements are essential at low concentrations, others like lead and chromium are highly toxic. Whether the goal is food safety, ensuring quality, or establishing provenance, accurately measuring trace element content of foods and beverages is critical. Microwave Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry (MP-AES) offers many advantages for food-testing facilities, including enhanced sensitivity, fast multi-element analysis capability, reduced running costs, and improved lab safety.

SAY YES to running on air. Superior detection. Enhanced productivity. Lowest cost of ownership. This revolution doesn't just redefine a category-it creates a new one. Watch this video to learn more about the Agilent 4100 MP-AES.

The 4100 MP-AES uses a nitrogen-based plasma generator that runs on air, and thus does not require flammable or expensive gases. We do integrate our own nitrogen/air Gas Generator with integrated compressors that will give o the MPS the purity, flows and pressures of the required gases to operate in the field as in the traditional lab.