Additives & Contaminants

We offer Additives and Contaminants testing in foodstuffs and food supplements. We test food products such as meat, dairy, pastries, ready-to-eat foods, sauces, refreshments and beverages.

Additives

Groups of consumers are sensitive to specific food impurities. Impurities may present a health hazard, gluten or cultural, swine DNA restriction. Gluten testing and detection of potentially contaminating DNA allows avoiding cross contamination and complying with food safety standards. A wide range of analytical and molecular equipment is being used. We provide the suitable tests to monitor and verify the quality of these preparations. Through thorough food testing on raw, intermediate and final foodstuffs and food supplements we ensure food quality and consumer safety in terms of additives and impurities.

  • Preservatives – Sorbic acid, Benzoic acid, Propionic acid, Natamycin, Sulfite (SO2)
  • Sugars – Fructose, glucose, sucrose, maltose
  • Vitamins – A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D3, E
  • Trace elements– Pb, Cd, Hg, As and other metals
  • Gluten – Gluten free
  • Halal
  • Kosher

Contaminants

Contaminants in food might derive from Food Contact Materials (FCM), as well as from anything coming in contact with food within the food production and transportation. Food manufacturers are responsible to follow guidelines and ensure consumer safety. Our food testing services ensure compliance evaluation of your food products with the current food safety regulations. Our analytical technologies can ensure compliance evaluation and detect contaminants, such as:

  • Mycotoxins– Aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1, G2), Aflatoxin M1, Ochratoxin A
  • Acrylamide
  • Heavy metals– A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D3, E
  • Trace elements– Pb, Cd, Hg, As and other metals
  • PAH’s
  • Halal
  • Nitrosamines

Our Methodology

We use high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC, GC/MS), atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Elisa) and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to determine organic trace compounds and to ensure food quality and safety. Their qualitative and quantitative determinations are crucial in the analytical process of detecting contaminants, environmental pollutants, natural toxins and chemical residues.

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