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Event Title
FDA Grand Rounds: Stable Isotope Ratio Analysis – An Important Tool in the Fight Against Food Fraud
April 11, 2024


Date:
April 11, 2024
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

About the Speaker

Kevin Kubachka

Kevin Kubachka, PhD
SBRBPAS Expert (Chemist)
Forensic Chemistry Center
Office of Regulatory Affairs
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

About the Speaker

Dr. Kevin Kubachka is a chemist at the FDA’s Forensic Chemistry Center (FCC) where he has focused his efforts on elemental speciation and isotope ratio mass spectrometry.  He was instrumental in establishing FDA’s use of stable isotope ratio analysis, now a routinely used approach.  In addition to publishing and presenting his research, he has been an instructor and course organizer for several FDA analytical training courses.  


About the Presentation

Adding substances to high quality/price commodities for economic gain is a growing problem that is difficult to spot.  One tool the FDA uses is stable isotope ratio analysis, which has proved to be invaluable in detection of this adulteration.

Learning Objectives

1) Describe economic adulteration and how isotope ratio analysis is an important tool.
2) Explain how instrumentation used for isotopic ratio analysis operates.
3) Discuss applications for this analysis and share finding from completed work.

Events Materials

Activity Announcement
https://ceportal.fda.gov/index.cfm?do=cus.runEventReport&reportName=EventAnnouncementForm&style=2&preview=1&eventId=8544 

Webcast Recording

https://fda.zoomgov.com/rec/share/VDyJIQa5aAzSdUCToeyKPhRTHcTBLzv_qXPou5o016GQVcrQnJRqKy-rnv4L6B7e.hkBxYGhEzh4d3Q-l 
 

 

 
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