Egg Authenticity Services

Egg Authenticity Services

Egg – Vitamins, Selenium, Carotenoids

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Vitamin D3/(25)OH Vitamin D3 and/or Selenium content determination 

To support Vitamin D3/(25)OH Vitamin D3 and /or Selenium labelling claims and due diligence activities for eggs, Fera offers analytical verification services.

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Isotopes

Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid content determination

To support Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid labelling claims and due diligence activities for eggs, Fera offers analytical verification services.

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Egg - Organic and Lion code verification

Processed Meats

Organic status

To support labelling claims Fera offers carotenoid profiling services; as organic eggs should not contain any synthetic carotenoids.

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Lion code

To support labelling claims Fera offers a screen for canthaxanthin, a synthetic carotenoid which is not to be used as a feed additive under the lion code scheme in the UK.

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Egg- Farm origin verification

Areas of Expertise

Egg- Farm origin verification

To support farm origin verification, Fera offers stable isotope testing services. We have developed a statistical (hen) egg model, which uses hydrogen isotope ratios from farm water and HCNS isotope ratios from feed and eggs. 

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