Division of Chemical Metrology and Analytical Science


The mission of Food Safety Measurement Laboratory is to establish a traceability system for measurement of foods and agricultural products in China, to establish standards equivalent to national measurement standards maintained by NIM, to develop measurement methods, IDMS, for measuring trace organic contaminants and element in complex food matrices. Besides, the lab takes part in measurement comparisons organized by BIPM CCQM and APMP.

  • The Formulation of the Amount of Substance Measurement...

    After we have systematically investigated SiF4 sample preparation for both the BrF5 approach and sodium hydroxide solution approach, we found there is an isotope fractionation in the preparation process of the sodium hydroxide solution approach....

  • Research on Arsenic Speciation CRMs

    Six arsenic species certified reference material (CRM) solutions have been developed. The speciation and purity of arsenic in the CRMs were determined using NMR, HPLC-ICPMS methods. Several accurate methods with different principles were used to...

International Cooperation

  • CCQM organized eight key comparisons/pilot studies for elemental speciation from 2005. NIM organized and attended all of them, and got satisfied results. On this basis, 10 CMCs about element speciation were claimed.

  • Participate CCQM/OAWG meeting, coordinate and/or participate international comparisons in food analysis area, such as determination of melamine in milk powder (CCQM-K103), chloramphenicol in pig muscle, etc.

  • Humidity secretariat (OIML TC17/SC1)is responsible for the revision of three international recommendations including R59, R92 and R121.

National Measurement Standards and CMCs

National Primary Standard for Humidity Measurement, Dew Point Range -85℃~70℃, U=(0.1~0.4)℃,k=2

national primary standard for humidity measurement, dew point range -85℃~70℃, U=(0.1~0.4)℃, k=2



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