Packaging & Others Contaminants

Packaging & Others Contaminants

Nitrite & Nitrate

Determination of Nitrite & Nitrate by HPLC (Nitrate) and UV spectrometry (Nitrite). The method applies to liquid and powdered milk, whey powder, caseins and caseinate and vegetables EXCEPT fruit matrix.

Plasticiser in Food

Identification and quantification of 31 plasticizers in food products by GC-MS. These chemicals include 14 phthalates, 4 sebacates, 2 citrates, 5 adipates and 6 molecules not belonging to any particular class. The applicability of the method has been tested for fruits and vegetables (Sauces and soups), fatty food (eg. Oil and pesto), Liquid Milk, Dry food (eg.Cereal), chocolate, Powdered milk and infant formula.

Mineral Oil in Food

Semi-quantitative determination of hydrocarbons coming from mineral oils or plastics in food by GC-MS. The method has been validated for Bakery product (eg. Breadstick), baby tea, liquid infant formula, milk powder, pasta, confectionary product (eg. Chocolate), seasoning powder (e.g. Chicken/shrimp tablet).

Sweetener (6 compounds)

Quantitative determination of acesulfame-K, saccharin and aspartame and its major breakdown products (phenylalanine, aspartylphenylalanine and aspartame impurity A: diketopiperazine) in foodstuffs by Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC)-Qda. The applicable matrices includes: infant formula, powdered beverage, liquid beverage. Technique: UPLC-Qda

Quaternary Ammonium Compounds 8 compounds (Benzyldimethyloctyl ammonium chloride BAC, Didecyldimethylammonium chloride, DDAC)

Quantitative determination of eight quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs, including DDAC-10,10,DDAC-12,12, BAC-8, BAC-10, BAC-12, BAC-14, BAC-16 and BAC-18) in foods by LC-MS/MS. The method has been validated for dairy raw materials, infant formula, meat & seafood powder, fruits & vegetables, fat & oil, cereals.

GMO Multiple- screening by Rti-PCR (57 events)

Real-Time PCR (RTi-PCR) qualitative method used for the detection and identification of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in DNA extracted from raw materials and derivatives or finished products .This method allows the detection of 47 GM-targets This method validated for raw materials and derivatives such as soy, rice, wheat, rapeseed, cotton, potato, tomato and maize.