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Critical Assessment of Chromatographic and Calculation Pro cedures used to Quantitatively Determine Fatty Acids in Food - AN0639

The aim of this project is to investigate the experimental and conceptual favtors which cause these problems and provide munerical and cheomatographic evidence which will inform the increasing level of debate on this topic.
To submit to MAFF officers a report which will provide experimentally derived recommendations regarding the use of all major analytical parameters relating to the quantitative determination of fatty acids in foodstuffs. The data produced will be used to provide mumerical and chromatographic evidence which will inform the increasing level of debate surrounding the validity of quantitative fatty acid data and overcome some entrenched analytical practices which are resulting in the production of data of doubtful validity. Beneficiaries will be enforcement and trade analysts who are required to produce data for, or to check product compliance against contract or labelling requirements, and commissioners and/or users of nutritional information, including those who are concerned with establishing the authenticity of foodstuffs.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1995

To: 1995

Cost: £25,000
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