- Publication date
- 29 January 2013
Analysis of total Cd, Pb, As and Hg in food supplements
IMEP-28 total Cd, Pb, As and Hg in food supplements
The IMEP-28 focussed on the analysis of total Cd, Pb, As and Hg in food supplements. This interlaboratory comparison ran in parallel to IMEP-106 where only appointed National Reference Laboratories could take part in.
This exercise was open to all laboratories.
Test material and analytes
The test material to be analysed was a food supplement of plant origin. Two sachets/participant were sent to the participants in June 2009. The measurands were total Cd, Pb, As and Hg.
General outline of the exercise
Participants were requested to perform two or three independent analyses using the method of their choice for the determination of total Cd, Pb, As and Hg.
Baer, I., Emteborg, H., de la Calle, B.: "Results from two interlaboratory comparisons on the measurement of trace element contents in food supplements - State of the art of control laboratories in Europe", Food Chemistry, vol 126, No. 3 (2011): pages 1498 to 1504
|Reporting of results:||deadline 03/07/2009|
|Reporting to participants:||1st half of October 2009|
|Sample dispatch:||June 2009|