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.

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  1. Metals Analysis - up to 5 Elements
    Fera food testing experts perform extensive mineral and trace element testing of food samples, accredited to ISO17025, to provide insights into the quality and safety of your foodstuffs.
  2. Dioxins and Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

    Fera food safety experts are able to establish the levels of a range of Dioxins and PCBs within your food sample as part of a complete overview of the safety of your foodstuffs. Our accredited methods of analysis are important to confirm that levels of these potentially harmful chemicals within your foodstuffs are below legislative limits thus avoiding potentially damaging product recalls, refusals, and loss of customer trust. With this analysis, our food safety experts can measure the levels of both dioxin like and non-dioxin like PCBs in your food samples.

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

  3. 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.

  4. DZT Package (deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, T2 toxin, HT-2 toxin)
    Fera Science Limited can analyse food or feed samples to measure levels of deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, T-2 toxin and HT-2 toxin. The methods used are fully compliant with EU contaminants legislation to allow you to assess your compliance with regulatory limits in place.
  5. Aflatoxins B&G (Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2, total)

    Fera Science Limited can analyse food or feed samples to measure levels of Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2, and total. The methods used are fully compliant with EU contaminants legislation to allow you to assess your compliance with regulatory limits in place.

  6. Aflatoxins M1 (&M2)
    Fera can analyse dairy based samples to measure levels of Aflatoxins M1, and M2.
  7. DON (Deoxynivalenol)
    To be certain that your products are safe for your customer and consumers you need to be confident that your cereals and processed grain products do not exceed the maximum regulatory levels for Deoxynivalenol.
  8. Fumonisins (FB1, FB2 and FB3)
    Are you confident that the potential levels of Fumonisins of your supply chain are within the legislative levels? Fera Science Limited can analyse maize based food or feed samples to measure levels of fumonisins B1, B2 and B3.
  9. Ochratoxin A
    Fera Science Limited can analyse food or feed samples to measure levels of ochratoxin A. The methods used are fully compliant with EU contaminants legislation to allow you to assess your compliance with regulatory limits in place.
  10. Nitrate/Nitrite

    Fera Science Limited can analyse food or feed samples to measure levels of nitrate and nitrite. The methods used are fully compliant with EU contaminants legislation to allow you to assess your compliance with regulatory limits in place.

  11. Patulin

    Fera Science Limited can analyse food samples to measure levels of patulin with methods that are fully compliant with EU contaminants legislation. Our results can help you assess compliance with the regulatory limits currently in place.

  12. Trichothecenes

    Fera Science Limited analyse food or feed samples to measure levels of a number of type A and type B trichothecenes (deoxynivalenol, nivalenol, fusarenon X, 3-Acetyldeoxynivalenol, 15-Acetyldeoxynivalenol, diacetoxyscirpenol, T-2 toxin, HT-2 toxin and neosolaniol).

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