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Oxygen transmission rate (OTR) of plastic films and sheeting

ASTM D3985, ASTM F1927, ASTM F2622-08, …
Determination of the oxygen transmission rate of plastic films and sheet-like materials. The test is performed on two parallel …

Heavy metal (Pb, Cd, As, Hg) analysis package

EN 15763
Analysis of heavy metal (Pb, Cd, As, Hg) traces from a food, feed, or supplement sample. The measurement is performed using the ICP-MS method in accordance with the EN 15763 standard.

Osmolality measurement

The osmolality of liquid samples is determined using a freezing point osmometer according to Ph. Eur 2.2.35.2020. Osmolality defines the number of osmols per kilogram of liquid. Osmolality reflects the total number of dissolved ionic and molecular compounds present …

Microplastics in food

Determination of microplastics present in food samples using Raman spectroscopy. The results of the analysis will specify different types of polymers by size (1-10 µm, 10–50 µm, 50–100 µm, 100–500 µm, >500 µm). This analysis can be used only on typical food samples. …

Metal screening by ICP-SFMS (semi-quantitative)

This metal screening analysis includes the semi-quantitative determination of 70 elements. The method can be used, for example, to determine the background concentrations of metals in environmental samples or to study the …

Osmolarity measurement

Determination of osmolarity of liquid samples using a freezing point osmometer according to Ph. Eur 2.2.35.2020. Osmolarity defines the number of osmols per liter of liquid. Osmolarity reflects the total number of dissolved ionic and molecular substances present in …

Nutritional composition of feed and pet food

Nutritional analysis of compound feed or complementary feed intended for cats, dogs, and other furry animals according to the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2279. The following parameters are included: Moisture, Ash, Crude protein, …

Acrylamide content

Acrylamide is a food contaminant that forms from the naturally occurring constituents of the amino acid asparagine and reducing sugars, such as glucose and fructose, when food is prepared in low-moisture conditions at temperatures above 120 °C. The risk of acrylamide …

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Enterobacteriaceae

EN ISO 21528-2
Horizontal method for the detection and enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae (EN ISO 21528). For microbiology analyses, a sample preparation cost of €39 will be invoiced per order.

Allergens (ELISA) - gliadin and gluten

Quantitative determination of gliadin and gluten in food, cosmetics, feed and environmental samples with ELISA. Quantitative measurement of intact gliadin is used as a measure of gluten. Method is not accurate for samples that contain …

Nutritional analysis of food (EU 1169/2011) (BIG 7)

The nutrition declaration should appear on the label of most packaged foodstuffs. Food Information Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 defines what information must appear on the label. In the nutritional analysis package, the …

Water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of packages

This test is designed to measure the water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of packages, such as cups, bottles, trays, and containers. The analysis includes three replica measurements. This test is not suitable for films or …

ICP-MS measurement (wide) for water samples

EN ISO 17294-2, EN ISO 178 52, EN 16192, …
Determination of Be, Ba, Co, Al, Mg, Cu, Li, Mn, Ag, Sn, Ti, V, Zn, Tl, B, Hg, Mo, Fe, Ca, K, U, P, Cd, Na, Cr, Ni, Pb, Sb, As, and Se in water …

Nutritional analysis of food (EU 1169/2011) (BIG 8 - including dietary fiber)

The nutrition declaration should appear on the label of most packaged foodstuffs. Food Information Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 defines what information must appear on the label. In the …

Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, and G2 determination

EN 14123
Analysis of aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, and G2 in food, feed, and supplement products. Aflatoxins are mycotoxins produced by certain Aspergillus fungi. According to EU food contaminant regulations, materials that potentially …

Pesticide residue screening (extensive package)

EN 15662
Screening of pesticide residues from various matrices, including food, feed, and supplements. Pesticides are extracted using acetonitrile according to the QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe) …

Carotenoid analysis package

Carotenoids are pigments present in various food products either naturally or as additives, for example as food colorants. This test package includes the determination of the following carotenoids: Apocarotenal (trans-β-apo-8'-carotenal) [CAS: 1107-26-2], …

Fatty acid profile of food or feed (with fat extraction)

Determination of the fatty acid profile of crude lipid extract, fats, or oils with GC-MS or GC-FID. For other matrices, an additional fee for lipid extraction will be applied. The measurement includes the …

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons determination (PAH 4)

This analysis package is used to determine the amount of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in food, feed, and supplement products. The package covers the following substances, known together as PAH4: benzo(a)pyrene …

Allergen detection with the ELISA method

Determination of allergens from food, feed, or supplement samples with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The following allergens are available for analysis: Peanut, Soy protein, Gliadin/gluten, Casein, Cashew, Egg white, Fish, …

Dietary supplement contaminant analysis package (extended)

ASU L 00.00-132/2, ASU L 00.00-20, ASU L 00.00-88, …
This contaminant screening of a food supplement includes the following determinations: Heavy metals (As, Cd, …

Fatty acid profile of lipid extracts, fats, and oils

EN ISO 12966-1, EN ISO 12966-4, EN ISO 15304
Determination of fatty acid profile of crude lipid extract, fats, or oils with GC-MS or GC-FID. The measurement includes the …

Single element analysis

EN ISO 17852
Analysis of a single element (Al, Ca, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Na, Ni, Zn, etc.). The sample matrix has to be always agreed upon in advance. The matrix might affect the analysis price.

Heavy metals quantification in water sample by ICP-MS

EN ISO 17294-2, EN ISO 178 52, EN 16192, …
Determination of Sb, As, Hg, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Pb, Ni, Zn, and V from water samples with the ICP-MS technique. The concentration of …

Mineral oil (MOSH/POSH and MOAH) content in food

EN 16995
Determination of mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) with polyolefin oligomeric saturated hydrocarbons (POSH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) from foodstuff. The results are reported as the …

Nanoparticle analysis according to REACH

The following analyses are included in this measurement package. Particle size distribution and aspect ratios by SEM-EDX: Preparation with isopropanol and classification in accordance with the 2022 EC recommendation relating to …

Nutrient content of food

Determination of calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), sodium (Na), magnesium (Mg), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu), selenium (Se), and cobalt (Co) in food samples with the ICP-MS-technique. Other elements can be added to the analysis package if needed. The price …

Biogenic amines in food

Analysis package of biogenic amines for food and feed. The package includes the determination of the following substances: Tryptamine [CAS: 61-54-1], Phenylethylamine [CAS: 64-04-0], Putrescine [CAS: 110-60-1], Cadaverine [CAS: 462-94-2], Histamine [CAS: 51-45-6], …

Ethylene oxide in food and food raw materials

Determination of ethylene oxide and 2-chloroethanol from food (raw material) samples. Results are reported as the sum of ethylene oxide and 2-chloroethanol expressed as ethylene oxide.

Melatonin content of a supplement product

HPLC-FLD analysis for determining the melatonin content of a solid or liquid (e.g. nasal spray) supplement product. According to Regulation (EU) No 432/2012, melatonin supplements may be marketed with the following health claims: …

Mycotoxin test package (extensive) (Regulation 2023/915)

EN 14123, EN 14132, EN 14352, …
Test package for mycotoxins listed in Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/915, including the following determinations: Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2, Fumonisin …

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food (EU compliance)

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that certain perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) such as PFOS, PFOA, PFNA, and PFHxS can cause adverse effects on serum cholesterol, the liver, the immune system, …

Shelf life of prepared meals

The shelf-life of prepared meals is assessed by performing the following microbiological analyses: Aerobic microorganisms 30 °C, Enterobacteria, Bacillus Cereus (preliminary), Yeasts and molds. The analyses are performed at the beginning, middle, and end of …

Total sugars with Luff–Schoorl method

Determination of total sugar content, expressed as glucose, of food and feed with the Luff–Schoorl titration method.

Tropane alkaloids

Analysis of anticholinergic tropane alkaloids in food or supplement products. The testing package includes the following parameters: Atropine (racemic mixture of (-)-hyoscyamine and (+)-hyoscyamine) [CAS: 101-31-5/51-55-8], Scopolamine [CAS: 138-12-5], Sum of atropine and …

Volume specific surface area (VSSA) of powders

Determination of volume-specific surface area (VSSA) for the identification of nanoparticles. VSSA can be calculated from the specific surface area obtained by N2 adsorption and the BET method and effective density obtained by He …

Chloride in solid matrices (water-soluble, one step batch extraction)

Determination of the amount of water-soluble chloride in solid matrices. Chloride is extracted from the dried sample with water in a single-stage shaking test at room temperature (20 ± 5°C) …

Dioxins and PCBs in water, food, and feed

EN 16215
Analysis of dioxins and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO). The analysis package contains the following determinations: TEQ-WHO values: Dioxins, Dioxin-like PCBs, Dioxins + …

Ergot alkaloid determination

Analysis of alkaloids produced by the ergot fungus Claviceps purpurea (ergometrine, ergotamine, ergosine, ergocristine, ergocryptine, ergocornine, as well as the corresponding -inine epimers) in food or supplement products. In accordance with EU …

Glucosinolates (total content)

Analysis of the total content of glucosinolates using a UV spectrophotometric method designed for rapeseed and other similar materials.

Histamine in fish and fishery products

Histamine is a biogenic amine formed by the decarboxylation of histidine by microbial activity, which causes allergy-like symptoms upon consumption. Preserved fishery products have been identified as a potential source of histamine-related …

Light filth analysis of food sample

Contaminants detected by light filth analysis include insect fragments, animal hair, whole insects, and other extraneous material such as feather barbules, mites, metal, rubber, plastic, and paint chips.

Nutritional analysis of an alcoholic beverage

Our nutrient content analysis of alcoholic beverage samples includes the required analyses: Moisture, Ash, Total fat (solvent extraction following acid hydrolysis), Protein (Kjeldahl method), Sugar profile (HPAEC-PAD method) …

Ochratoxin A determination

EN 14132
Analysis of ochratoxin A from food, feed, and supplement products. Regulation (EU) 2023/915 (previously (EC) 1881/2006) sets maximum limits for the amount of ochratoxin A in high-risk food products, including cereals, dried raisins, and coffee.

P-Anisidine value of fats and oils

ISO 6885
The p-Anisidine value is used to determine the amount of aldehydes, principally α,β-unsaturated aldehydes, in fats and oils. It is a good, widely used approximation for the level of secondary oxidation. This p-Anisidine analysis is …

Peroxide value of fats and oils

EN ISO 3960
The peroxide value (PV) measures the amount of oxygen chemically bound to oil or fat as peroxides, particularly hydroperoxides, as a result of autoxidation reactions. It is an important quality parameter in food and feed …

Preservatives - benzoic and sorbic acids

Analysis of benzoic and sorbic acids from food products using an HPLC-UV method. The analysis method has been accredited for the food matrix.

Sugars analysis (fructose, glucose, sucrose, maltose, lactose)

Analysis package of sugars from food or feed sample with HPLC-RID.

Ultimate aerobic biodegradation in composting conditions

ISO 14855
This analysis is used to assess the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of materials in controlled composting conditions by the ISO 14855 standard. Testing is most typically performed on …

Aerobic biodegradation in soil

ISO 14855
A biodegradation analysis for determining how materials decompose in soil, conforming to the ISO 17556 standard. This standard is specific to aerobic biodegradation in soil environments, where organic materials are broken down into …

Authenticity of honey

As defined in the EU honey directive 2001/110/EC, honey is the natural sweet substance produced by Apis mellifera bees from plant nectar or honeydew. Honey that is placed on the market in the EU must meet the composition criteria outlined in the directive and must not …

Caffeine content

ISO 20481
Caffeine content determination for natural (e.g. tea, coffee) and fortified sources (e.g. soft drinks), cosmetics, and other suitable matrices.

Cannabinoids in food

Cannabinoids are a class of terpenes present in the hemp plant, some of which possess various biological properties. Due to this, the levels of certain cannabinoids in food products are controlled under EU regulation. According to Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/915, …

Citrinin determination

Analysis of mycotoxin citrinin [CAS: 518-75-2] from food, feed, and supplement products. The maximum level of citrinin in food supplements based on rice fermented with red yeast (Monascus purpureus) has been defined as 100 µg/kg in Commission Regulation (EU) …

Deoxynivalenol determination

EN 15791
Analysis of deoxynivalenol (DON) from food, feed, and supplement products. DON is a mycotoxin produced by certain Fusarium fungi. According to EU regulations, materials that potentially require testing include: Unprocessed cereals, Pasta, …

Dietary supplement analysis package (basic)

EN 15763
Quality analysis of a food supplement including the following determinations: Heavy metals (As, Cd, Hg, and Pb), Aerobic microbes, E. coli, Salmonella, Coliform bacteria, S. aureus, Yeasts and molds. Upon request, the …

Dissolved silicon in ultrapure water

The measurement determines the content of dissolved silicon in ultrapure water using UV-Vis spectroscopy (molybdenum heteropolyblue method). The silicon detection limit is 0.7 ppb. The sample must be collected in a suitable sample container …

Elemental impurities in ultrapure water

Determination of 36 elemental impurities from ultra-pure water with ICP-MS. The measurement includes the following elements: Al, Sb, As, Ba, Be, Bi, B, Cd, Ca, Cr, Co, Cu, Ga, Ge, Au, Fe, Pb, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Ni, Nb, Pt, K, Ag, Na, Sr, Ta, …

Fatty acid profile of food or feed for limited sample amounts (≥ 20 mg)

Determination of fatty acid profile from a very small amount (20 mg) of food or feed. Fat extraction is included in the price.

Glycoalkaloids in food (potato)

Measurement to determine the alpha-chaconine and alpha-solanine concentrations in food samples (potato). If other glycoalkaloid determinations are needed, please contact the Measurlabs contact person.

Lactose content in lactose-free products

Finnish Food Authority specifies a limit value of <10 mg/100 g or ml or <0,01 g/100 g or ml in lactose-free products based on the Nordic report "Nordiske Seminar- og Arbejdsrapporter 1993:557" (Nordic Seminar and Working Reports). This …

P-Anisidine value of food and feed

The p-Anisidine value is a widely used approximation for the level of secondary oxidation of food and feed. It indicates the amount of aldehydes, principally α,β-unsaturated aldehydes, in fats and oils that have been extracted from a food or feed …

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food (broad scope)

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that certain perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) such as PFOS, PFOA, PFNA, and PFHxS, can cause adverse effects on serum cholesterol, the liver and the immune …

Peroxide value of food and feed

The peroxide value (PV) measures hydroperoxides formed as a result of the autoxidation of unsaturated fatty acids in food and feed products. Accumulation of autoxidation products in food and feed affects sensory quality and is potentially harmful to …

Pyriproxyfen concentrations in food

The QuEChERS sample preparation method and HPLC-MS analysis are used to accurately determine the pyriproxyfen concentration of a sample. The result will be given as µg/l or mg/kg, depending on whether the sample is liquid or solid.

Pyrrolizidine alkaloid content

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids are naturally occurring substances produced by various plants as a defense mechanism against insect herbivores. The Scientific Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM Panel) of EFSA has concluded that there is a possible …

Reducing sugars with Luff–Schroorl method

Determination of reducing sugar content, expressed as glucose, from food and feed with the Luff–Schroorl titration method.

T-2 and HT-2 toxin determination

EN 16923
Analysis of mycotoxins T-2 and HT-2 from food, feed, and supplement products. EFSA has found T-2 toxin and HT-2 toxin to be commonly present in products including oats, cereal flakes, bread, and certain supplements. Indicative levels …

Total oxidation value (TOTOX) of fats and oils

The TOTOX value gives an indication of overall oxidation in fats and oils. It is calculated using indicative values for primary oxidation products (peroxide value) and secondary oxidation products (p-Anisidine value). For TOTOX …

Total oxidation value (TOTOX) of food or feed

The TOTOX value is a useful indicator of the overall oxidation of fats and oils. It is calculated using indicative values for primary oxidation products (peroxide value) and secondary oxidation products (p-Anisidine value). This …

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