Food analysis

RPS laboratories are UKAS accredited for food analysis in a variety of matrices including; vegetables, fresh and dried fruits, fried and baked foodstuff, cereals, grains, honey, nuts, dry legumes, forage crops and seeds.

Analysis of foods, drinks, animal feed and bedding materials

Our laboratories perform analysis of foods, drinks, animal feed and bedding materials, including:

  • Anions and cations in beers
  • Methanol content in vodka
  • Quinine content in tonic water
  • Acrylamide baked and fried foods
  • Aflatoxins in animal bedding, cereals  and nuts
  • Solvents in baby milk
  • Bisphenol A in baby foods
  • Glyphosate and AMPA in potatoes,  cereals, grains, pulses, bread, plants
  • Pesticides in fruits and fruit drinks
  • Pesticides in food
  • ETU and PTU in food
  • Benzalkonium chloride in baby food
  • Quaternary ammonium compound  in food
  • PAHs, PCBs, PBDEs and HBCDD in fish
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Pesticide & Herbicide in food analysis

  • Mepiquat
  • Paraquat
  • Diquat
  • Chlormequat
  • Carfentrazone-ethyl
  • Chlorantraniprole
  • Cymoxanil
  • Cyprodinil
  • Dimoxystrobin
  • Famoxadone
  • Fenpyroximate
  • Imazalil
  • Kresoxim-methyl
  • Mandipropamid
  • Metalaxyl
  • Methoxyfenozide
  • Myclobutanil
  • Picoxystrobin
  • Pyrimethanil 
  • Pyriproxifen
  • Quinoxyfen
  • Trifloxystrobin
  • Zoxamide
  • Azoxystrobin
  • Boscalid
  • Carbetamide

Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACS) analysis

  • Benzalkonium Chlorides
  • Benzyldimethyldecyl ammonium chloride (BAC10)
  • Benzyldimethyldodecyl ammonium chloride (BAC12)
  • Benzyldimethyl-tetradecyl ammonium chloride (BAC14)
  • Benzyldimethylhexadecyl ammonium chloride (BAC16)
  • Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (DDAC)

These compounds can be tested on vegetables, fresh and dried fruits, honey, nuts, dry legumes, forage crops, seeds, cereal, grain and similar matrices.

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