Syft App Talks #23. Real-Time Acrylamide Monitoring in Food Processing Using SIFT-MS

Real-Time Acrylamide Monitoring in Food Processing Using SIFT-MS
Dr Mark Perkins, Senior Applications Chemist, Anatune Limited, United Kingdom

SIFT-MS was evaluated by the folks at Anatune for real-time detection of volatile compounds. This webinar will outline their approach and success!

Acrylamide, a known potential carcinogen, is produced during the baking, roasting and frying of foods. Acrylamide legislation (EU commission regulation 2017/2158) establishes best practice, mitigation and benchmark levels for the reduction of the presence of acrylamide in food. Existing liquid chromatography and gas chromatography methods are incompatible with real time monitoring of acrylamide, which would enable food manufacturers to better understand and control their processes. Drs Jamie Minaeian, Mark Perkins, and Kathy Ridgway of Anatune Limited (UK) evaluated SIFT-MS for real-time detection of volatile compounds, such as acrylamide, that are formed during certain food production processes. This Syft Application Talk, presented by Dr Mark Perkins, outlines their approach and success!

Dr Mark Perkins is a senior applications chemist and SIFT-MS expert at Anatune Limited, based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Mark joined Anatune in early 2015. His current role supports and expands the analytical capability of SIFT-MS – with a particular focus on autosampler integration and the development of automated test methods. Prior to joining Anatune, Mark graduated from the University of Southampton, UK, with a Ph.D. in electrochemistry. Then he joined the Malaysian Rubber Board’s UK research center as a senior analyst, running the gas and liquid chromatography section – eventually becoming the head of the whole analytical section.