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FOOD CHEMISTRY ANALYSIS

Antioxidative capacity

Analysis Includes:
– Anti-Oxidant – ORAC (hydro only)
– Anti-Oxidant – ORAC (hydrophilic & lipophilic)
– Anti-Oxidant – ORAC oil
– Polyphenols, total – no correction for Vit C & reducing sugars
– Polyphenols, total – with correction for Vit C & reducing sugars
– Tannins, total

Fat and Fatty acids

Analysis Includes:
– Fatty acids profile
– Omega-3 fatty Acids
– Omega-6, Omega-9 Fatty Acids
– Fatty acids, free (by titration)
– Milk Fat
– Total (crude) fat by acid hydrolysis
– Fat (Soxhlet)

Food Additives & Preservatives

Analysis Includes:
– Artificial Sweeteners approved by FDA ( sucralose, acesulfame K, aspartame,
cyclamate, saccharin), package
– Artificial Sweeteners non-approved by FDA (neotame, alitame, dulcin)
– Color additives, artificial FD&C approved for Use in Human Food
– Color additives, artificial non-approved by FDA
– Color additives of natural origin approved for Use in Human Food
– Preservatives – Parabens package (Methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl, isobutyl,
parahydroxybenzoates)
– Preservatives: 1-2 Parabens – specify compound
– Preservatives: Sorbate & Benzoate
– Antioxidants- BHA/BHT
– Etoxyquin (Santoquin)
– Glycerols & Glycols
– Alcohol Content (Ethanol)
– Soluble Salt (Sodium Chloride)

Carotenoids

Analysis Includes:
– beta-Carotene
– Carotenoids
– Total Carotenoids (spectrophotometric)
– Astaxanthin

Sugars and Polysaccharides

Analysis Includes:
– Sugar Profile (fructose, sucrose, glucose, maltose, lactose, mannose, other-
inquire)
– Sugar profile, low level
– Sugar alcohols
– Fructan (fructo-oligosaccharides and Inulin), HPLC
– Fructan (fructo-oligosaccharides and Inulin), spectrophotometric
– Nisin (fructant)
– Reducing Sugars
– Glucosamine
– Chondroitin
– Beta Glucan
– Amylose

Amino Acids

Analysis Includes:
– Free amino acids
– Amino Acid Profile – Acid Stable Amino Acids Package
– Amino Acids Profile Package
– Cysteine, methionine
– Tryptophan
– L-Carnitine
– Creatine & Creatinine

Enzymes and Proteins

Analysis Includes:
– Bromelain (in formulations)
– Casein (Alpha Casein, Kappa Casein, Beta Casein)
– Enzymes
– Prolactin
– Total Whey Protein

Organic Acids

Analysis Includes:
– Organic acids, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, & Lactic Acid
– Organic acids, Oxalic Acid
– Organic acids, Propionic Acid
– Organic acids, Sorbic & Benzoic Acid
– Organic acids, Succinic Acid & Fumaric Acid
– Phenolic acids: Chicoric acid
– Phenolic acids: Echinacoside
– Volatile organic acids

Rancidity

Analysis Includes:
– Fatty acids, free (by titration)
– Hexanal
– Oxidative Stability Index
– p-Anisidine value
– Peroxide value
– TBA, thiobarbituric acid value

Color Analysis

Analysis Includes:
– ICUMSA
– L*a*b color
– SRM, EBC (spectrophotometric)

Hormones

Analysis Includes:
– Estradiol
– Hormone Analysis
– Sterols (beta sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, brassicasterol)
– Sterols (specify single analyte)

Contaminants

Analysis Includes:
– Acrylamide
– Heavy metals by ICP; per element
– Test Description
– Heavy Metals: (Ag, Al, As, Ba, Be, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se, Sn),
package
– Heavy Metals by ICP/MS, low LOD less than 1 ppm; per element
– Mercury (CVAA)
– Hexane
– Lead in Food by ICP
– Melamine by LC/MS
– Multi-Residue-Analysis (MRA) for Pesticides
– Patulin
– Pesticides, N-Methyl Carbamates
– Pesticides, Organochlorinated
– Pesticides, organonitogen other than triazines and N-Methyl Carbamates
– Pesticides, Organophosphates
– Pesticides, single residue
– Pesticides, Triazines
– Petroleum Products Dispersants
– Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)
– Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)
– Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)
– TPH & PAH Package

Vitamin Analysis

Analysis Includes:
– Vitamin B profile by USP (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12), package
– Vitamin B1 – Thiamine
– Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3 – Niacin
– Vitamin B5 – Calcium Pantothenate
– Panthenol (provitamin B5)
– Vitamin B6 – Pyridoxine HCL
– Vitamin B7 – Biotin, Vitamin H
– Folic acid, Vitamin B9
– Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
– Para-aminobenzoic acid, (PABA)
– Vitamin K – Phytonadione
– Vitamin A (retinol)
– Vitamin A ( beta-carotene)
– Total Vitamin A (retinol and beta-carotene)
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin D
– Coenzyme Q-10

Mineral Analysis

Analysis Includes:
– ICP Mineral Screen (Al, B, Ba, Bi, Ca, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, S,
Sc, Se, Si, Sn, Ti, V, W Zn, other – inquire
– ICP Mineral Screen (Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, Zn), package
– Sodium
– Calcium
– Iron

Specialty Food Analysis

Analysis Includes:
– Absorptive Capacity
– Acid Soluble Matter
– Amnesic Shellfish (Domoic Acid)
– Beta Glucan
– Bomb Calorimetry
– Caffeine
– Chloramphenicol in Shrimp
– Chocolate properties by DSC
– Cocoa Mass
– Deformulation Analysis – confirmation of ingredients present in product
– Density
– FDA 21 CFR – Food Contact Items Evaluation
– Filth Analysis (Macroscopic Examination)
– Flunixin in Milk
– Food DNA Authentication
– Gamma-oryzanol
– GMO Analysis
– Isoflavones (daidzein, glycitein, genistein, daizin, glycitin, genistin)
– Lecithin phospholipids
– Meat Speciation by PCR
– Microscopic Exam (Extraneous Material)
– Milk Thistle
– Moisture – Karl Fisher
– Moisture, 100 C vacuum oven
– Moisture, 60C vacuum oven
– Nucleotides: ATP, citicoline, other – specify
– Pasta Quality Control – Common Wheat Adulteration
– pH of food
– Powder Finesse
– Titratable acidity
– Total Solids
– Unknown / Foreign Particle Identification
– Vanillin, ethyl vanillin (FCC)
– Vanillin, ethyl vanillin in food
– Viscosity
– Viscosity (Rheology)
– Water Activity (aW)
X-Ray Diffraction (crystalline product)

 

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