Mineral Analyses

a&t food control laboratory ensures protection of human health through element analyses.

Performing production under those conditions that are not appropriate and heavy metal contaminants caused by contaminated water and soil and industrial wastes constitute significant food safety criteria.

Food packaging is another source for metal contaminants as in the case of tin contamination from the foods in tin cases. Elements that are important nutrients are either present in high levels in certain food substances or they are added afterwards to enrich the nutritional values. Determining the level of metal present in the food not only minimizes the source of the contaminant but it is also significant for following recommended nutritional values. Moreover, this is a requirement in terms of food packaging.

Employing ISO 17025 accredited methods, a&t carries out 18 different metal analyses regularly for feeds and food substances. Food or feed samples are broken down into their pieces with microwave rays by selecting the procedure that complies with matrix / metal component. 18 elements are measured with ICP-MS devices in each case.

Only those methods which have been approved for validity are being used and LOD, LOQ, repeatability and measurement uncertainty are checked on a regular basis.

All sample batches are subject to quality control measurements (blind sample, samples with additives and quality control sample)

a&t displayed accomplished z-scores for the analyses of element and food samples during the competence tests it has participated in over the recent years.

For more detailed information on mineral analyses, please contact us at info@atgidalab.com or at 0212 437 0871.

Mineral Analyses
Field of test Test Name Test Method Duration of Analysis Accreditation
Salt Iodine TS 933 2 gün
Food Calcium (Ca) TS 5547, TS ISO 1003 2 gün