Illegal Dyes

SKU
Illegal Dyes
£170.00
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Illegal Dyes
  • Method Used
    LC-MS/MS
  • Accreditation
    Yes
  • Minimum Sample
    500g
  • Minimum no. of samples required
    5

Fera food safety experts are able to undertake detailed analysis of your food samples to detect and quantify the presence of a range of illegal dyes potentially found within a wide range of foodstuffs. This test includes the Sudan dyes and Butter yellow among others. A full list of dyes covered can be found below.

Illegal dyes have been found in many foodstuffs in the past, including spices, sauces and chutneys. It is important to ensure your foodstuffs do not contain these dyes, as potentially costly recalls can cause consumers to lose trust in your products damaging your brand image.


Within the UK, random sampling measures are undertaken by port and local authorities to ensure these dyes are controlled. Finding of Sudan dyes residues is highly likely to lead to products being destroyed and product recalls. It is therefore important to conduct effective due diligence testing to ensure your products are safe and able to stand up to regulatory scrutiny.


A number of dyes, including Sudan dyes and Auramine O are controlled across the globe, with many regulatory bodies also banning these compounds. As a result effective due diligence testing is required.


Fera food safety experts utilise decades of experience to provide the accurate results you require within a timely fashion. Through the use of industry accepted liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) equipment, we ensure the detail required to meet the strict requirements of regulatory bodies is provided.

Our innovative methods have reduced the sample sizes required, reducing the impact on your production processes, while ensuring any test results found are accurate and able to stand up to regulatory scrutiny. Our 10 working day turnaround ensures valuable insights can be acted on quickly to provide the benefits to your production activities.

Full list of Dyes

  • Auramine O
  • Butter Yellow
  • Fast Garnet GBC
  • Metanil Yellow
  • Orange II
  • Oil orange SS
  • Para Red
  • Rhodamine B
  • Sudan 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Sudan Black B, Orange G
  • Sudan Red 7B, B, G
  • Toluidine Red

Submitting your Sample

When submitting your sample please include the food sample submission form to allow us to process your samples efficiently. Failure to send a sample submission form may result in a delay of your sample being tested.

Download the food sample submission form here.

Analytes

        Detail

        Specification

        Method Used

        LC-MS/MS

        Accredited

        ISO17025

        Minimum Sample Weight

        500g

        Analytes Included in Screen

        Auramine O
        Butter Yellow
        Fast Garnet GBC
        Metanil Yellow
        Orange II
        Oil orange SS
        Para Red
        Rhodamine B
        Sudan 1, 2, 3, 4
        Sudan Black B, Orange G
        Sudan Red 7B, B, G
        Toluidine Red

        Turnaround Time

        10 working days.

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