Artificial sweeteners: Aspartame, Acesulfame-K and Saccharin

Test Code
MN00022
£100.00
Standard Price per sample £100.00
up to 1

Artificial sweeteners: Aspartame, Acesulfame-K and Saccharin
  • Method Used
    HPLC-UV
  • LOD (limit of detection)
    10 - 100mg/kg
  • Accreditation
    ISO 17025
  • Standard Turnaround Time
    10 working days

Using ion-pair reversed phase HPLC coupled with UV detection Fera’s food safety experts can analyse your wine samples for the presence of the artificial sweeteners aspartame (E951), acesulfame-K (E950) and saccharin (E954).

Sweeteners in wine are a known method of reducing cost to achieve improved economic gain, as well as being a key method to create uniform wine characteristics across a changing grape growing environment. Sweeteners may also be used as an alternative to chaptalisation methods, which are known to be prohibited in some areas and usually frowned upon by industry. To ensure your produce is of high quality and maintains the integrity your customers have come to expect, Fera can highlight the presence and levels of these sweeteners within your wine samples. This data can then be used to inform your production methods, and ensure your product meets your quality assurance standards.

Fera’s flexible methods can be utilised to highlight levels of these sweeteners within both food and drink samples, as well as wine. Our analysis methods meet legislative limits imposed by national regulators, namely Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs), to ensure foodstuffs remain safe for consumers and products continue to be produced as designed.

EU MRLs are produced to ensure safe foodstuffs are offered to consumers. These limits are routinely amended and updated, encompassing new research and insights. As a result, ongoing due diligence testing activities should be utilised to ensure your foodstuffs remain compliant.

Aspartame (E951), acesulfame-K (E950) and saccharin (E954) are low-calorie artificial sweeteners which are considerably sweeter than sugar but have a much lower calorific value. As a result, these sweeteners are heavily used within reduced-calorie products. They are authorised to be used as food additives in drinks, desserts, sweets, dairy, chewing gums, energy-reducing and weight control products and as a table-top sweetener. If added to a food or drink the sweetener must be declared on the label either by its name or its E number. Fera can highlight these sweeteners across a range of food and drink samples.


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Detail Specification

Standard Turnaround Time

10 working days

Method Used

HPLC-UV

LOD (limit of detection)

10 - 100mg/kg

Accreditation

ISO 17025

Department

Food Safety

Artificial sweeteners: Aspartame, Acesulfame-K and Saccharin

Subtotal £100.00

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