Stuart Adams

Stuart is a senior analytical chemist working in the chemical residue analysis area within the food quality and safety department.


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  • Area of expertise
    Analytical Chemistry
  • Years of experience
  • Highest qualification

Stuart is responsible for identifying and implementing new analytical methods, which include consolidating older single residue methods into more time efficient multi residue methods across an extensive breadth of chromatographic determination steps ( GC, LC and IC) with mass spectrometry detection in combination with the wet chemistry stage. His expertise brings about overall method enhancements and improvements to continual ensure the best outcome and quality of work.

He is an expert in the analysis of small polar molecules by ion chromatography mass spectrometry and has presented on the topic at the international level. Stuart’s work covers a wide range of residue analysis which includes pesticides, veterinary medicines, mycotoxins and plant toxins.

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Latest Papers and Articles

Adams, S, Guest J, Dickinson M, Fussell RJ, Beck J, Schoutsen F, Development and Validation of Ion Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Based Method for the Multi-Residue Determination of Polar Ionic Pesticide in Food, J. Agric. Food Chem., 2017 Apr 21, doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b00476.

Lara FJ, Chan D, Dickinson M, Lloyd AS, Adams, Adams SJ, Evaluation of direct analysis in real time for the determination of highly polar pesticides in lettuce and celery using modified Quick Polar Pesticides Extraction method, J.Chromatogr A, 1496, 37-44 (2017)

Stuart and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...

Identifying and implementing new analytical methods; bespoke analytical methods; and analysis of Glyphosate, Chlorate, Chlormequate and Mepiquat.

Food Contact Materials Testing

Our work involves targeted and non targeted analysis of known and unknown migrants. Analysis can be carried out in complex matrices (foods, food simulants and food contact materials and articles) utilising a range of advanced chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques.

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Contaminant Testing

Our experts focus on the scientific research relating to intentionally added food components and to those arising from chemical changes during food processing, bioactive chemicals and natural toxicants.

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Authenticity Testing

Fera's analysts use industry leading techniques and cutting edge technologies to ensure compliance with food safety regulations, protecting public health and traceability.

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