Determination of contaminants in food (e.g. plasticizers, acrylamide, furan, bisphenol A)

This training provides an overview of contaminants in food including information on their possible sources, health effects and the current legal situation. Various methods for analyzing contaminants are presented and issues of validation, quality assurance and result evaluation are discussed.


  • Background and importance of contaminants in various foods
  • Practical training on the analysis of contaminants using LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, GC-MS, GC-MS/MS, covering the entire workflow (sample homogenization, sample preparation, measurement, data evaluation and reporting).
  • Method validation and quality assurance according to accreditation and EU legal requirements

Target group

  • Analysts
  • Heads of laboratories
  • Interested persons

Limit of Participation Five-day standard course for max. four persons Date on request Location AGES GmbH Spargelfeldstraße 191 | A-1220 Vienna, Austria Responsible for content Dr. Christoph Czerwenka Department of Veterinary Medicines, Hormones and Contaminants Institute of Food Safety Vienna, AGES Fee on request

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