Steps towards implementing rapid and accurate analysis of toxic elements in infant formula


On Demand
Air Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Duration: 1 Hour


The FDA's "Closer to Zero" approach to limiting exposure of children and infants to harmful heavy metals and the recently proposed Baby Food Act of 2021 converge on the need for lower LOQs for infant formula and baby food. Both approaches present challenges for the analytical lab. Learn how industry experts are taking a risk-based approach to contaminant testing and implementing automation to decrease turn-around time and increase sample throughput, all while maintaining reliable results.

What You’ll Learn

  • Risk based hazards analysis of Pb, Cd, As, and Hg
  • Complete digestion of infant formula samples in shorter timeframes
  • Implementation of automation to decrease turnaround time and increase throughput

Who Should Attend

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


Grace Bandong
Business Unit Manager for Contaminants
Eurofins Food Chemistry Testing
Michael “Howie” Howe
Product Specialist
CEM Corporation

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