Food Additive Testing

Food Additive Testing Inquiry

Food additives are commonly added into foods to improve the appearance, flavor, organization structure, or storage property of food. However, the usage of food additives needs to be tightly controlled so that it cannot be harmful to human health. Besides, illegal or undeclared substances is prohibited to reduce the risk of health scares. Thus, the safety assessment of food additives is an obligation in all marketing authorization applications. The development of accurate and sensitive methods for determination of food additives is vital for food safety.

Food Additive Testing

Lifeasible is a leading provider of food additive testing and analysis services worldwide. We can help you implement comprehensive food additive analysis, achieving compliance with local, national, and international regulations. We offer fast, accurate testing of food additives using the most up-to-date methods, such as gas chromatography (GC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) or nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). We have a host of capabilities to support your needs in relation to a full array of food additives, which include, but not limited to:

  • Antioxidants: By reacting with free oxygen and reactive oxygen species, antioxidants can inhibit the oxidative degradation of food. The commonly used added antioxidants include butylated hydroxyanisole, butylated hydroxytoluene, propyl gallate, phytic acid, tert-butylhydroquinone, ethoxyquin, etc.
  • Antiputrefactivas: Antiputrefactivas can extend shelf life of food, including sorbic acid, potassium sorbate, benzoic acid, sodium benzoate, dehydroacetic acid, natamycin, propionate, etc.
  • Colorants: carmine, amaranth, lemon yellow, sunset yellow, Allura red, brilliant blue, erythrosine, etc.
  • Sweeteners: saccharin, cyclamate, aspartame, acesulfame, stevia, etc.
  • Colourretentionagents: nitrite, nitrate, etc.
  • Bleaching agents: sulfur dioxide, sulfite, etc.
  • Flour treatment agents: benzoyl peroxide, etc.
  • Water retention agents: phosphate, etc.
  • Flavoring agents: spicy agents, etc.
  • Plasticizers: phthalates, etc.
  • Illegal additives: Sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate, melamine, pericarpium papaveris, Sudan red, basic orange, acid orange, malachite green, crystal violet, talcum powder, boric acid, borax, clenbuterol hydrochloride, diethylstilbestrol, β-lactamase, sodium thiocyanate, leather hydrolyzed proteins, rhodamine B, auramine, rongalit, dimethyl fumarate, etc.
  • Others: thickener, emulgator, defoamers, carbon monoxide, coagulators, raising agents, etc.

We use the latest methods and technology to ensure food additive safety testing and to verify your compliance with the latest regulations in each country and market. As your trusted partner, we can provide food additive testing service with fast turnaround times and accurate test results. Welcome to contact us to find out how your business can benefit from our food additive testing service.

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