Mass Spectrometry in Food Safety

Methods and Protocols

  • Jerry Zweigenbaum

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 747)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Peter Fürst
    Pages 1-20
  3. Xiaogang Chu, Feng Zhang, Xuemei Nie, Wenzhi Wang, Feng Feng
    Pages 21-51
  4. Jerry Zweigenbaum
    Pages 53-63
  5. Norbert Helle, Meike Baden, Kaj Petersen
    Pages 93-129
  6. Jon W. Wong, Kai Zhang, Douglas G. Hayward, Chin Kai-Meng
    Pages 131-172
  7. Marco H. Blokland, Saskia S. Sterk
    Pages 219-232
  8. Jana Hajslova, Milena Zachariasova, Tomas Cajka
    Pages 233-258
  9. Masahiko Takino, Hiroki Tanaka, Toshitsugu Tanaka
    Pages 259-266
  10. Malcolm Driffield, Emma L. Bradley, Laurence Castle, Leon Coulier
    Pages 357-372
  11. Jon W. Wong, Kai Zhang, Douglas G. Hayward, Chin Kai-Meng
    Pages E1-E1
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 411-416

About this book


As a key component of human survival, a safe and sufficient food supply is essential for a healthy and productive population throughout the world, so assurance that the food supply is clean and free of harmful substances is a global concern.  In Mass Spectrometry in Food Safety: Methods and Protocols, experts in the field provide context to the subject through reviews of regulations in various countries, the current state-of-the art, and specific, detailed scientific methods being employed today.  The volume thoroughly covers the key areas in food safety, such as detection of low level chemical residues, pesticide analysis aided by chromatographic techniques, and the revealing of mycotoxins and chemical contaminants from packaging materials.  Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, method chapters contain introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Pertinent and cutting-edge, Mass Spectrometry in Food Safety: Methods and Protocols serves researchers with both understanding and appreciation for the contribution of mass spectrometry and its vital application to food testing and food safety.


Aflatoxins Antibiotics Chemical residues Chronic toxicity Food supply Mycotoxins Packaging materials Pathogenic testing Pesticides Regulations

Editors and affiliations

  • Jerry Zweigenbaum
    • 1
  1. 1., Food SafetyAgilent Technologies, Inc.WilmingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-135-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-136-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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