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Moving away from Mouse Bioassay (MBA). Time to implement the new legistation for lipophilic toxins will end on 31 December 2014

Oct 7, 2014 9:32:59 AM / by admin posted in analysis by mass, bioassay systems, diarrheic shellfish poisoning, diarrhetic shellfish poisoning, algal toxins, harmful algae, inhibitor assay, lc mass, lc ms, lc msms, liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, Marine biotoxins, mass spec, mass spectroscopy, mba, mouse assay, mouse bioassay, okadaic acid, okadaic acid pp2a, Okatest, phosphatase assay, PP2A, pp2a inhibitor, red tie, shelfish poisoning symptoms, shellfish food poisoning, shellfish poisoning, shellfish toxin, spectrometry chromatography, toxic algae, toxins in shellfish


3 months left to stop mouse bioassay for determination of lipophilic marine toxinsThe liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) is the reference method for lipophilic toxins since July 2011. According to the European Commission EU 15/2011 this method has to be used as matter of routine, both for the purposes of official controls, at any stage of the food chain, and own-checks by food business operators. This legislation applies to European countries and any other exporting to Europe.

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