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Xiong L.,Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences | Xiong L.,Laboratory of Quality and Safety Risk Assessment for Livestock Product Lanzhou | Gao Y.-Q.,Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences | Gao Y.-Q.,Laboratory of Quality and Safety Risk Assessment for Livestock Product Lanzhou | And 6 more authors.
Meat Science | Year: 2015

A liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometric detection (LC-MS/MS) method was established for the simultaneous determination of the levels of 10 β2-agonists in meat. The samples were extracted using an aqueous acidic solution and cleaned up using a Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe (QuEChERS) technique utilising a DVB-NVP-SO3Na sorbent synthesised in-house. First, the β2-agonist residues were extracted in an aqueous acidic solution, followed by matrix solid-phase dispersion for clean-up. The linearities of the method were R2=0.9925-0.9998, with RSDs of 2.7-15.3% and 73.7-103.5% recoveries. Very low limits of detection (LOD) and quantitation (LOQ) of 0.2-0.9μg/kg and 0.8-3.2μg/kg, respectively, were achieved for spiked meat. The values obtained were lower than the maximum residue limits (MRLs) established by the EU and China. These results clearly demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach. The evaluated method provided reliable screening, quantification and identification of 10 β2-agonists in meat. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Source

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