Substances which can contaminate foodstuffs range from highly regulated pesticide residues to chance taints which have transferred from packaging materials.
The majority of our work in this area relates to testing for heavy or toxic metal residues and mycotoxins such as aflatoxins, ochratoxin, zearalenone and deoxynivalenol.
Sspecialist contaminant analysis includes the following:
Specialist contaminant analysis
A full suite of metals and minerals testing is available.
- Orange II
- Para Red
- Sudan I to IV
- T-2, HT-2 Toxin
- Potato glycoalkaloids
Pesticides and Agrochemicals
Offering a comprehensive range of accredited tests and a package of tailored services, we provide extensive support to the food, animal feed & agrochemical industries enabling them to deliver the product assurance which the market place demands.
Our team have knowledge and experience of not only the analysis of individual or groups of pesticides but also targeted pesticide testing specific to particular foods or crops. Tests include multi-residue screening by GCMS-MS and LCMS-MS covering in excess of 350 compounds.
We aim to develop strong working relationships with all our clients and are able to offer technical support and assist in devising tailor-made pesticide residue schedules and protocols.
Residue analysis is available on the following foods:
- Fruit and vegetables
- Finished products
- Feeding stuffs
- Irrigation waters
- Baby food and infant formula
- Herbs, spices, tea and coffee
- Milk and dairy products