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Chemical analysis provides important insights regarding the type and quantity of ingredients in food and animal feed. The goal of the examination can, for example, be a comprehensive nutrient analysis (“Big 7”) or the determination of individual additives.
We analyze samples using photometry, chromatography, chemical-physical and enzymatic examination methods. We are happy to assist you with our years of experience and state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.
Determining crude fiber content is especially important in animal feed analysis. For meat and meat products, it can performed instead of a dietary fiber determination when appropriate.
- Total protein
- Saturated fatty acids
Depending on the product, it may make sense to also determine the fiber or alcohol content. Based on the results of the analysis, we can calculate the calorific value, sodium content and carbohydrate content.
To assess the relevant parameters such as BEFFE or FE in the fat-free portion, we determine the water content, total protein, fat and hydroxyproline of the meat product. If foreign egg-white is present, it should be determined separately, if possible (e.g. wheat protein from flour via starch or milk protein).
The analysis of the total sugar content is computed via the determination of glucose, fructose, sucrose, maltose and lactose. When needed, the individual sugars can also be determined enzymatically.
We can perform the following analyses:
- Weight tests
- Determination of protective gas
- Preparatory gravimetric examination
- aw-value measurement
- And more
Associate Director, Laboratory Operations, Food Safety & Dietary Supplements