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Food Chemistry

EMSL Analytical, Inc offers a wide array of Food Chemistry Analysis. Standard turnaround rates and expedited rates are available for many tests. Please contact EMSL for special testing requirements or additional test parameter requests.

Nutritional Analysis & Labeling
• Mandatory NLEA Analysis
• Chain Restaurant Packages
• Compliance Testing of Key Ingredients
• Nutritional Database Approach
• Pet Food Packages

Proximate Testing
• Moisture / Solids / Loss on Drying
• Protein
• Fat
• Ash (Gravimetric – Muffle Furnace)
• Carbohydrates by Difference
• Calories
• Total Dietary Fiber
• Crude Fiber

Minerals Testing
• Nutritional Minerals
• Trace Minerals

Metals Testing
• Lead & Heavy Metals

Vitamins Testing
• Vitamin A (as Retinol)
• Vitamin C (by HPLC)

Traditional Wet Chemistry
• Titratable Acidity
• Salt (Potentiometric Argentometric Titration)
• Rancidity of Fats

Color Analysis
• Hunter L.a.b.
• Lovibond

Organic Acids (HPLC)

Contaminant Identification
• Foreign Materials Identification
• Multi-residue Pesticide Analysis
• Artificial Colors
• Mycotoxins (Aflatoxin, D.O.N., Zearalenone, etc.)
• Allergens (by E.L.I.S.A.)
• Filth

Packaging Analysis
• Oxygen / Vapor Transmission Rate
• Shelf Life Studies

Full list of services provided for Chemistry ( click for details )
Acid Insoluble Ash
Acid Value
Aerobic Sporeformer
Alcohol Content (Ethanol)
Anaerobic Sporeformer
Anisidine Value
Artificial Colors and Dyes
Artificial Sweeteners (aspartame, acesulfame-K, cyclamate, saccharin)
Calories by Calculation (Requires analysis of Protein, Moisture, Fat, Ash)
Calories from Fat
Calories in Alcoholic Beverages
Camera Ready Nutrition Facts Panel (Requires Complete Analysis)
Carbohydrates by Calculation (Requires analysis of Protein, Moisture, Fat, Ash)
Crude Fiber
Dietary Fiber: Soluble, Insoluble, Total
Dietary Fiber: Total
Elemental Identification / Screening
Fat Profile (Total Fat, Saturated Fat, Monosaturated Fat, Trans Fat from Fatty Acids)
Fat, Crude (Soxlet)
Fat, Cude (Hydrolysis)
Food Authenticity
Free Fatty Acids
Full Fatty Acid Profile
Metals by ICP in Food
Metals by ICP-MS in Food
Moisture by Karl Fisher
Mycotoxin - Aflatoxin B1,B2,G1,G2 by LC-MS
Mycotoxin - Ochratoxin A by LC-MS
Mycotoxin - Patulin in Apple Matrix by HPLC
Mycotoxin - Zearalenone by LC-MS
Mycotoxin: Deoxynivalenol
Nutritional – Dairy/Processed Meat
Nutritional - Database
Nutritional – Mandatory
Nutritional – Pet Food
Nutritional – Vegetable/Fruit
Omega Fatty Acids
Oxidative Stability Index
Peroxide Screen
Pesticide Screen
Pesticides / Herbicides
Pesticides, Carbamates
Pesticides, GCMS Residue confirmation
Pesticides, MRA residue
Pesticides, other pesticides groups
PFAS in Food Testing
Polyphenols, Total
Protein by Combustion
Protein by Kjeldahl
Psychrotrophic Plate Count
Salt (Potentiometric Titration)
Sugar Alcohols
Sugar Profile (Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Maltose, Lactose)
Tannins, Total
TBA (Thiobarbituric Acid)
Titratable Acidity
Vitamin A (Retinol)
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Water Activity
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