An analytical procedure was developed to measure bromate residues in baked goods using a sequence of clean‐up procedures followed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with a post‐column reaction for oxidants. Deionized water was used to extract bromate from bread samples. The extract was treated with a C‐18 solid phase extraction column to remove lipids, a cation exchange column with the silver cation to remove chloride, and an ultrafiltration membrane to remove proteins.

A sensitive method was developed for the determination of bromate in bread by capillary gas chromatography with a mass detector (GC/MS). Bromate was extracted with water from bread samples. After centrifugation, the supernatant was filtered and Cl− was removed by an OnGuard‐Ag cartridge column.