Detection of Cyanide Residues in Food and Feed

In European regulation, maximum permissible levels are set for cyanides in food and feed (e.g. apricot kernels, linseed etc). Furthermore, regulations for import of apricot kernels have been published. Besides free hydrocyanic acid as found in spirits, also cyanogenic glycosides (hydrocyanic acid bound to glycosides) are found in food and feed.
In the practical course, differences in the analyses of free and bound hydrocyanic acid are discussed theoretically. In addition, each participant under expert guidance in the fully equipped laboratory analyzes real samples.

Target group
Users (analysts, heads of laboratories …) from the field of food chemistry with knowledge in analytical chemistry and in instrumental analysis

Participation limit:
Five-day standard course with max. four participants

on request

Spargelfeldstrasse 191 | A-1220 Vienna, Austria

Responsible for the content
Dr. Elisabeth Reiter
Institute for Animal Nutrition and Feed
Department for Feed Analysis and Quality Testing
Dr. Robert Gabernig
Institute for Food Safety Vienna
Department for Food Ingredients and Food Additives


AGES Academy
Spargelfeldstrasse 191 | A-1220 Vienna, Austria
T: +4350555-25201 | E:

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