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Abstract

The feasibility of gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS) as rapid analytical method for the determination of meat and bone meal (MBM) in animal feeding stuff was evaluated. The aim of this investigation was the development of a method for detecting a contamination of 0.5% MBM in varying matrices of vegetable animal feed without the necessity of tedious sample pre-treatment, i.e. extraction or clean-up steps. Therefore, Curie-Point-pyrolysis was used for sampling. The performance of the method for a potential routine screening was compared to alternative analytical techniques which are either established as routine methods or are also presently under evaluation.

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Authors: STRATHMAN S, European Commission, Joint Research Council, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Food Safety and Quality Unit, Geel (BE);VON HOLST C, European Commission, Joint Research Council, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Food Safety and Quality Unit, Geel (BE);ANKLAM E, European Commission, Joint Research Council, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Food Safety and Quality Unit, Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20702 EN (2003), 13pp. Free of charge
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Record Number: 200316468 / Last updated on: 2003-07-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en