Malaysian January Seminars cover VOC Analysis in drinking water and Food Allergen Testing

Malaysian January Seminars cover VOC Analysis in drinking water and Food Allergen Testing

Posted 18 January 2018
ALS Malaysia will be running their successful FREE Seminars in January again. These two seminars will cover Food Allergen Testing, as well as the analysis of VOCs in drinking water. Registrations are limited, so get your registration in early to avoid disappointment.

Food Safety Seminar - Allergen Testing

Food allergies are becoming an increasingly important public health issue. In response, many ASEAN food safety authorities are starting to require mandatory allergen labelling of food products to help protect consumers that may be suffering from food allergies. People with food allergies or intolerances must adhere to strict avoidance of their allergens or foods that cause reactions.

Some of the major food allergens identified consist of milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, and soybeans. Food manufacturers should provide detailed information about the contents, additives and cross-contamination risks for their food products to ensure compliance with all food safety regulations of their targeted export market.

To detect allergens, food companies typically choose from a handful of analytical methods, including immunochemical assays (ELISA), polymerase chain reaction methods for DNA, and mass spectrometry. At ALS Malaysia, we provide allergen testing by ELISA and PCR methods.

The objective of this seminar is to provide some insight into Allergen Testing in Food:

  • Review of Major Allergens and its proteins
  • Managing allergen risks through environmental hygiene monitoring
  • Review of allergen labelling requirements
  • Review of allergens in food testing methodologies

Date and Time:

24th January 2018
8:30am - 12pm

Venue:

ALS Technichem (M) Sdn Bhd
Wisma ALS,
No. 21, Jalan Astaka U8/84,
Section U8, Bukit Jelutong,
Shah Alam

Program:

08:30 – 09:00 Registration (AM)
09:00 – 09:55 Allergen Introduction
09:55 – 10:00 Short Break
10:00 – 10:30 Lab Analysis and Testing Methods
10:30 – 10:45 Q&A
10:45 – 11.15 Refreshment
11:15 – 12.00 ALS Lab Tour (PM noon)

Download the registration form here to secure your place in this Seminar.

Environmental Seminar - Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) analysis in Drinking Water

Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) in drinking water are hazardous to human health. The risk to human health is a function of the exposure route, level of exposure, and length of the exposure. In general, exposure to low levels of certain VOCs over long periods of time may lead to impaired immune system function, may damage the liver or increase the risk of cancer.

VOCs are a class of carbon-containing chemicals and are found in a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential products, including gasoline, solvents, cleaners and degreasers, paints, inks and dyes, and pesticides. VOCs evaporate easily into air at ambient temperatures and when in contact with water may dissolve in and be transported by water. In addition, the dissolved VOCs in water may vaporize out of water into the air.

Due to the inherent chemical and physical characteristics of VOCs, sampling and analysis of VOCs in water must be properly designed to reduce the volatile loss. Loss of the volatile compounds during sampling or analysis will result in false negatives or biased-low results thus leading to wrongful conclusions on the drinking water quality. This seminar will cover the commonly used method guidance for sampling and analysis for VOCs in Drinking Water. Analysis of VOCs using GCMS techniques with reference to USEPA and APHA methods will be further elaborated.

The objective of this seminar is to provide some insight into Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Analysis in Drinking Water:

  • Overview of VOCs Contamination in Drinking Water
  • Physical and Chemical Characteristics of VOCs in Water
  • VOCs Sampling in Water – Dos and Don’ts
  • Common methods for VOCs Extraction and Analysis
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control in VOCs Analysis
  • Analytical Data Review – How to Review the Lab’s Data

Date and Time:

25th January 2018
8:30am - 12pm

Venue:

ALS Technichem (M) Sdn Bhd
Wisma ALS,
No. 21, Jalan Astaka U8/84,
Section U8, Bukit Jelutong,
Shah Alam

Program:

08:30 – 09:00 Registration (AM)
09:00 – 10:00 Overview on VOCs Contamination in Water
10:10 – 11:15 Lab Analysis, QA/QC & Data Review
11:15 – 11:40 Refreshment
11:40 – 12.00 ALS Lab Tour (PM noon)

Download the registration form here to secure you place.

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