Health for humans, animals & plants

Analysis of heavy metals in food and feedstuffs

This course takes place at the National Reference Laboratory for Heavy Metals in Food and Feed in Linz, Upper Austria. The five-day course focuses on a combination of theoretical background knowledge and practical skills in elemental analysis. Content You will acquire knowledge of relevant standards and laws, method validation and analytical expertise in different instruments (ICP-MS, ICP-OES and AAS). Each participant performs the analysis of real samples and acquires practical knowledge of the entire analytical procedure - from sample preparation and digestion to measurement and evaluation of the resulting data.

  • Sample management via LIMS
  • Sample preparation and microwave digestion
  • Intensive training in routine methods, including possible QA strategies
  • Evaluation of the acquired data and possible interferences
  • Evaluation of results taking into account relevant EU legislation
  • Discussion of specific requirements that participants may have.
  • Review of relevant standards and EU directives
  • Overview of how the NRL works

Target audience

  • Analysts
  • Laboratory personnel
  • Heads of laboratories
  • Interested persons

Limit of participation Five-day standard course for max. four persons Date on request Location AGES GmbH Wieningerstraße 8 | A-4020 Linz, Austria Responsible for content Dipl.-HTL-Ing. Gerhard Liftinger Department of Chemical Analysis of Elements Institute of Animal Nutrition and Feed, AGES Fee on request

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