Animal & Veterinary

Analytical Methods for Melamine and Triazine Analogs

The following methods for detection of melamine/cyanuric acid were developed by FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs. For additional information or questions regarding them, please contact:

Jonathan Litzau, Forensic Chemistry Center (FCC), US FDA
(513) 679-2700 Ext. 268

Greg Mercer, Pacific Regional Laboratory – Northwest (PRL-NW), US FDA
(425) 483-4755
(Primary contact for “QEdit” reporting option)

Kevin Mulligan, Forensic Chemistry Center (FCC), US FDA
(513) 679-2700 Ext. 238

GC-MS Screen for the Presence of Melamine, Ammeline, Ammelide and Cyanuric Acid (Version 2.1), May 16, 2007

GC-MS Method for Screening and Confirmation of Melamine and Related Analogs (Version 2), May 7, 2007

The FDA Field laboratories are using LC-MS/MS methods that are capable of determining melamine and cyanuric acid at levels of 0.25 ppm in powdered infant formula and other dairy-containing food products or ingredients. These and a GC/MS method for melamine and its analogues are:


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