Analysis of heavy metals in food and feedstuffs

This course takes place at the National Reference Laboratory for Heavy Metals in Food and Feed in Linz, Upper Austria. The five-day course focuses on a combination of theoretical background knowledge and practical skills in elemental analysis. Content You will acquire knowledge of relevant standards and laws, method validation and analytical expertise in different instruments (ICP-MS, ICP-OES and AAS). Each participant performs the analysis of real samples and acquires practical knowledge of the entire analytical procedure - from sample preparation and digestion to measurement and evaluation of the resulting data.

  • Sample management via LIMS
  • Sample preparation and microwave digestion
  • Intensive training in routine methods, including possible QA strategies
  • Evaluation of the acquired data and possible interferences
  • Evaluation of results taking into account relevant EU legislation
  • Discussion of specific requirements that participants may have.
  • Review of relevant standards and EU directives
  • Overview of how the NRL works

Target audience

  • Analysts
  • Laboratory personnel
  • Heads of laboratories
  • Interested persons

Limit of participation
Five-day standard course for max. four persons

on request

AGES GmbH Wieningerstraße 8 | A-4020 Linz, Austria

Responsible for content
Dipl.-HTL-Ing. Gerhard Liftinger
Department of Chemical Analysis of Elements Institute of Animal Nutrition and Feed, AGES

on request

AGES Akademie

Last updated: 10.10.2023

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