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Organic contaminants

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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:

4-methylimidazole (4-MI) Furans
Acrolein Glycidyl esters
Acrylamide Illegal dyes: sudan dyes and other illegal dyes
Chlorate, perchlorate Residual solvents (such as BTEX and VCH)
Chlorophenols, such as pentachlorophenol (PCP) Formaldehyde
Dichloropropanols (DCP) Nicotine
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)

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