Heavy Metals & Chemistry
For the Food & Beverage Industry
AEMTEK provides a range of chemistry testing including Heavy Metals, protein, fat analysis, and more. Our in-house chemistry testing for food and beverage products enables us to be your one-stop shop for all routine testing needs.
All analyses are performed using strictly validated methods
5 Business Day Standard Turnaround
Results in user-friendly language and format are sent right to your email
Heavy metals such as cadmium, arsenic, mercury and lead are all considered toxic and have adverse effects in human metabolism.
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:
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AEMTEK utilizes the latest technologies for accurate chemistry analysis with rapid turnaround times. Common analyses include:
Analyses are performed using various standard methods. We employ rigid quality assurance guidelines in all testing. We offer rush turnaround options 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.