Volume 85 Issue 39 | pp. 92-94 | Meetings
Issue Date: September 24, 2007

Testing Our Food

Analytical chemists are developing new methods to assess food safety
Department: Science & Technology, ACS News | Collection: Safety
News Channels: Analytical SCENE

FROM BACTERIA on spinach, melamine in pet food, and unapproved drugs and additives in fish, food safety is increasingly grabbing headlines. What can be done to ensure the safety of the food supply? A first step is developing methods that accurately identify toxic compounds in food.

Recent incidents, such as last year's spinach scare and this year's contamination of seafood imports, have shown the need for improved testing (see . . .

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