The IFSTL is hosting this workshop with expert instructors from the US FDA. This course is designed for laboratory scientists and managers to familiarize them with the regulations concerning food contaminants and fit-for-purpose laboratory methods for their identification and quantification.
This course provides lectures on the regulations in place in the United States regarding chemical contaminants in foods as well as theoretical and hands-on practice using fit-for-purpose laboratory methods using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). Identification, confirmation, and quantification methods are presented for the quantitative and confirmatory determination of veterinary drugs, pesticides, mycotoxins and other contaminants of interest in meat, seafood, grains, milk and produce. Participants will learn how to implement these methods in their own laboratories through expert instruction and the laboratory training.