Multidimensional chromatographic fingerprinting combined with chemometrics for the identification of regulated plants in suspicious plant food supplements

Last updated on 24-11-2023 by Eric Deconinck

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An undeniable increase in consumption and sales of plant food supplements (PFS), especially in the western world, is observed. High consumer demands increased the vulnerability of these products to malpractices such as adulteration and fraud, which further led to opening up various illicit channels for their purchase. Therefore, some of these products may be ‘suspicious’ and a risk for consumers health.   This study aims at developing a screening approach for detection of four regulated plants commonly encountered in PFS claiming weight-loss as indication. However, PFS usually ar…

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