Consumers have become more concerned about the levels of potentially toxic trace elements such as arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead in beverages and food. Of specific concern are products intended for consumption by children. Reliable and precise methods of food analysis are important to maintain the safety of the food supply. In addition, accurate data is necessary to comply with food labeling requirements for nutrients such as iron, calcium, sodium, and potassium.
Atomic spectroscopic techniques such as ICP-AES and ICP-MS are widely used for measurements of trace elements in beverages and food products. Teledyne CETAC offers a variety of sample introduction and sample handling accessories to improve the quality and efficiency of these ICP-AES and ICP-MS measurements.