Contaminant Testing

Our experts focus on the scientific research relating to intentionally added food components and to those arising from chemical changes during food processing, bioactive chemicals and natural toxicants.

Contaminant Testing
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If you are unsure what kind of tests you need, we can help you diagnose your sample using our extensive analysis techniques.

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  1. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Testing

    Fera food contaminant experts are able to highlight the levels of a range of PAHs within your food sample as part of this accredited analysis activity. Through our industry accepted methods and leading technologies we are able to provide accurate analysis within a timely turnaround window. We are also able to work closely with you to perform tailored analysis of your samples on request.

    Many different matrices can be tested not just foods, contact us for further information or to discuss your needs with one of our scientists.

  2. Furan
    Using GC-MS methods, Fera’s food safety experts can analyse your samples to detect traces of furan, a colourless, flammable, and highly volatile substance most frequently formed during thermal processing of foods. Fera testing procedure can accurately identify and quantify furan in your food samples to a target level of detection (LOD) of 2 - 5 µg/kg.
  3. Iodine
    Fera food testing experts perform accurate iodine analysis on food samples to provide insights into the quality and safety of your foodstuffs.
  4. Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)
    PFASs are a range of synthetic chemical compounds, which are used across a range of industries, most notably within the food sector. One of their most well-known features is the resistance to stains, resulting in their extensive use within cookware and other equipment in regular contact with food.
  5. Inorganic Arsenic (iAs)
    Fera food testing experts use leading detection techniques to accurately identify levels of potentially toxic arsenic within food samples. From this valuable insight you can satisfy regulators on the safety of your foodstuffs.

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