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 concern for human health related to exposure to pyrrolizidine alkaloids.
This test package includes the analysis of the following substances:
According to EU regulations, materials that potentially require pyrrolizidine alkaloid testing include:
pollen-based food products and supplements
dried and liquid herbal infusions and teas
Compliance can be evaluated using Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/2040 as a safety reference.
- Suitable sample matrices
- Food, feed, supplement products
- Minimum sample amount
- 200 g or 400 ml
- Typical turnaround time
- 3 weeks after receiving the samples
- Quality system
- Accredited testing laboratory
- Device types