Organic contaminants are undesirable, harmful substances, which are found at trace level in foodstuffs. They are not present in food due to a deliberate action, but find their way into it through contact with air, water or soil. Or are generated during manufacturing, as process contaminants such as acrylamide or 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD).
Food producers need to ensure that their products are toxicologically safe and in compliance with all legal requirements through the use of analytical testing.
Organic Contaminants Testing
Eurofins offers a wide variety of analysis of organic contaminants including:
|Acrylamide||Illegal dyes: sudan dyes and other illegal dyes|
|Chlorate, perchlorate||Residual solvents (such as BTEX and VCH)|
|Chlorophenols, such as pentachlorophenol (PCP)||Formaldehyde|
|Dicyandiamide (DCD)||Plasticisers, such as phthalates / adipates|
|Ethyl carbamate||Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)|
|Disinfectants, e.g. quaternary ammonium compounds, such as DDAC and BAC|
|Melamine and other structurally related compounds such as cyanuric acid, ammelide and ammeline|
|Mineral Oil Saturated Hydrocarbons (MOSH), Mineral Oil Aromatic Hydrocarbons (MOAH) and Polyolefin Oligomeric Saturated Hydrocarbons (POSH)|
|3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD) and 2- and 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol esters (2- and 3-MCPD esters)|
|Semicarbazide (SEM), photoinitiators (isopropyl thioxanthone: ITX; 2-ethylhexyl 4-dimethylaminobenzoate: EHDAB)|
For more information about Eurofins food testing services please contact our sales team on 0845 604 6740 or make an enquiry.