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Industry Products inert and exchangeable ion volumes reduce maintenance time to minutes without any venting of the vacuum system. In addition, the HyperQuad technology used in the TSQ Quantum XLS Ultra delivers ultra selective reaction monitoring (U-SRM) for higher detection with notably more selective SRM. The highly selective GC-MS/ MS instrument is suited for demanding analytical tasks performed in industrial, governmental control, academic and contract laboratories. The system is especially beneficial for the low-level analysis of highly chlorinated compounds such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). A recent change in EU directives for dioxin/dl-PCB confirmation is expected to have a strong impact on the international food analysis market for POPs, creating a requirement for increased matrix selectivity for routine screening at the regulated low levels. The increased resolution offered by the new TSQ Quantum XLS Ultra is designed to enable users to conduct more precise and reliable POPs analyses to meet the latest EU criteria. The TSQ Quantum XLS Ultra features quantitation-enhanced data-dependent (QED) MS/MS, enabling simultaneous quantitation and structural confirmation. Due to its high-speed data acquisition, the instrument provides fast GC runs for multi-component analysis, allowing analysts to run more samples simultaneously. The instrument is equipped with user-friendly Thermo Scientific QuanLab workflow software with custom reporting tools that can be easily tailored to the requirements of a specific project. “The TSQ Quantum XLS Ultra is the gold standard in GC-MS/MS and is set to become the highperformance flagship of the Thermo Scientific GC-MS product line,” said Paul Silcock, GC-MS/MS product manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “The instrument offers a step-up in SRM selectivity for GC-MS/MS users faced with the most challenging analytical tasks in the most difficult of sample matrices. We are confident that after this new launch at ASMS 2011 it will quickly become the leading GC triple quadrupole platform in routine and research applications.” Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. 800.255.6730 Lenexa, KS Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New GC-MS/MS Instrument for Superior Selectivity and Sensitivity T hermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., has announced the launch of its new triple quadrupole gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS/ MS) system designed to offer best-inclass selectivity, analytical performance and productivity.The Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantum XLS Ultra delivers the increased matrix selectivity needed for challenging applications that require lower levels of quantitation in extremely complex matrix extracts. With its exceptional sensitivity, easy detection and reliable peak integration, the system provides superior performance for the most difficult of matrix challenges. The TSQ Quantum XLS Ultra is designed to offer best-in-class selectivity and precision for a wide range of GC-MS applications, including environmental, food safety, forensics, metabolomics and pharmaceutical. The new DuraBrite IRIS technology offers greater sensitivity, extended maintenance cycles and high routine matrix robustness so scientists can analyze more samples and increase productivity. The highly New Salmonella Detection – Groundbreaking Technology Launched by bioMérieux ioMérieux has announced the launch of the groundbreaking new VIDAS® UP Salmonella (SPT) assay for Salmonella testing. Salmonella is the leading disease-causing foodborne bug globally. The assay utilizes phage protein technology, which delivers unprecedented specificity and sensitivity, to detect low levels of contamination in as little as 19 hours as compared to reference methods which require up to three days. The shorter time to detection, enabled by the new phage technology, will provide food producers with the ability to detect Salmonella with speed, reliability and ease to contribute to lowering the incidence of foodborne illness outbreaks. bioMérieux 314.731.8500 Hazelwood, MO b Be sure to mention, “I read about it in Food Pr otection Trends”! The publishers do not warrant, either expressly or by implication, the factual accuracy of the products or descriptions herein, nor do they so warrant any views or opinions offered by the manufacturer of said articles and products. AUGUST 2011 | FOOD PROTECTION TRENDS 533

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Food Protection Trends - August 2011
Sustaining Members
Reflections of Your President
Commentary from the Executive Director
Assessment of the Potential for Cross-contamination of Food Products by Reusable Shopping Bags
Verification of Hygiene in Australian Manufacturing Beef Processing — Focus on Escherichia coli O157
IAFP’s European Symposium Hightlights
New Members
What’s Happening in Food Safety
Industry Products
Coming Events
Advertising Index
Journal of Food Protection Table of Contents
Membership Application
Celebrating 100 Years of IAFP: 2000s

Food Protection Trends - August 2011