Ion Chromatographic Analysis of Corrosive Materials in Product Tampering Investigations

    Volume 44, Issue 2 (March 1999)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 March 1999

    Page Count: 4


    Jackson, DS
    Research Chemists, Forensic Chemistry Center, US Food and Drug Administration, Cincinnati, OH

    Heitkemper, DT
    Research Chemists, Forensic Chemistry Center, US Food and Drug Administration, Cincinnati, OH

    Kaine, LA
    Research Chemists, Forensic Chemistry Center, US Food and Drug Administration, Cincinnati, OH

    (Received 18 February 1998; accepted 14 May 1998)

    Abstract

    Investigations of product tampering cases involving corrosives focus on the cause of extreme pH, and then attempt to determine the source of the contaminant. The application of ion chromatography to several product tampering cases is discussed. Examples include lye in cold medicine, ammonia in milk, and strong acids in eye drops and a food supplement.


    Paper ID: JFS16222J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS16222J

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    Title Ion Chromatographic Analysis of Corrosive Materials in Product Tampering Investigations
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