Chemistry, Allergen, & Heavy Metal Testing
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Chemistry, Allergen, & Heavy Metal Testing
AEMTEK can test food and allergen swab samples for the following allergens.
Heavy metals in the environment enter the food chain when they bio-accumulate in plants and animals that become food sources. Testing ingredients and finished products for concentrations of heavy metal contamination is an important part of ensuring the food is safe for consumption.
Accurately quantifying heavy metals is not only vital to food safety and consumer health, but can also help identify contaminants and provide important data for process improvement and chemical product formulation development. In addition, it can be used to deter fraudulent labeling of a food’s origin, since the metal content can be used to identify derivation.
Method For Heavy Metal Analysis
AEMTEK analyzes heavy metals by ICP-MS. Our ICP-MS can detect up to 30 elements. This system offers accurate multi-element determinations to the parts-per-billion (ppb) level with a wide linear range. For samples that are not easily solubilized, we utilize an Anton Paar closed-vessel microwave digestion system.
Sensitivity and Detection Limits
Scoville Heat Testing
Our cutting-edge technology allows us to analyze and quantify capsaicinoids in chili peppers and hot sauces, providing you with the most reliable Scoville ratings. Whether you’re a hot sauce manufacturer striving for consistency or a grower looking to rank your peppers, our HPLC testing ensures you have the exact data you need to measure and appreciate the fiery intensity of your peppers and products.
Oil Uptake Testing
What is Oil Uptake testing?
For which products is Oil Uptake testing applicable?
This method is applicable for fried products where the nutritional information of the unfried product and oil used for frying are both known.
How is Oil Uptake testing performed?
Why is Oil Uptake testing better than Full Nutritional Analysis?
What is the cost of oil uptake testing per product?
Please contact us for current pricing.
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Deep Technical Expertise
Get help solving your most complicated challenges from our team of seasoned industry professionals and Ph.D. scientists. We have experience in every aspect of laboratory testing, from chemistry and microbiology to product formulation and processing technology.
Direct Access to Experts
Gain more confidence in your product and food safety decisions by taking advantage of easy access to our Ph.D. scientists. We make sure our knowledgeable staff is easily accessible to address all your questions and provide advice in a timely manner, so you can do your job more efficiently.
A Partner in Growth
Work with a laboratory that cares about your business. For almost two decades, we have partnered with a range of companies to help solve challenges and support company growth. From early start-ups to established names, AEMTEK tailors it’s services to support your goals.
Reliable & Accurate Results
Breathe easier and sleep more soundly recognizing AEMTEK’s focus on analytical integrity.
We use the latest accredited methods and state-of-the-art equipment to deliver only the most accurate and reliable results to our clients.
Competitive Pricing & Fast TATs
Get results faster at competitive prices. All microbiology samples are prepped immediately upon arrival to ensure the quickest turnaround times possible.
Our chemistry testing has quick standard turnaround times.
Top-of-the-line Customer Care
Experience industry leading customer service. Get prompt replies to your questions whether via email, phone, or through our website chat. Our knowledgeable staff knows the importance of timeliness in the manufacturing industry and is here to address your questions and requests with speed and a smiling face.
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Analyses are performed using various rapid and classical methods, including the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM), the Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods, the APHA Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products, and the AOAC International Official Methods of Analysis. We employ rigid quality assurance guidelines in all testing. We offer modern rapid methods of analysis for reliable, timely results. Reports are electronically generated in a user-friendly language and format. In addition, our scientists are always ready to answer your questions and address your concerns.