Heavy Metals in Baby Food


Available On Demand
Air Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Duration: 1 hour


Recent news about heavy metals detected in baby food has many parents worried and with many questions. Join Agilent and CEM for an educational seminar on the preparation and analysis of baby foods by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) using FDA Method EAM 4.7. Data from a market basket study on store bought baby foods will be presented. CEM will provide tips and techniques to prepare a wide range of baby foods in a single batch including acid selection, vessels, and programs. Agilent will demonstrate elemental analysis by ICP-MS and highlight new software features.

What You’ll Learn

  • Review FDA method EAM 4.7 for sample preparation and elemental analysis by ICP-MS
  • Review FDA method EAM 4.11 for As speciation in baby cereals by HPLC-ICP-MS
  • Learn how to perform microwave digestion of 40 baby food and food standard reference material (SRM) samples and blanks in a single batch
  • Learn how to best run your ICP-MS for food analysis, and how to have confidence in your data with new software features

Who Should Attend

  • Metals analysis lab managers, chemists, and technicians involved in trace metals testing of foods
  • Lab managers and lab technicians looking to optimize heavy metals analysis of foods
  • Lab directors and commercial lab managers looking to increase throughput of food sample testing


Jenny Nelson
Application Scientist
Agilent Technologies
Elaine Hasty
Senior Applications Chemist
CEM Corporation