Food Authenticity Testing
Eurofins is the world leader in Authenticity Testing by providing a comprehensive portfolio of methods dedicated to the detection of adulterants in fruit juice. Our technical expertise and market knowledge in various industries allow our clients to verify compliance with the latest regulations in each country and market, both for fruit juice concentrate and finished product.
Economic adulteration has long been a subject of concern. Additionally, problems with dilution, mislabeling, and partial or complete substitution of expensive ingredients are not infrequent practices and can inflict substantial damage on the companies involved. Other potential concerns include the addition of cheaper fruit types or undeclared compounds such as sugars and acids.
Our state-of-the-art laboratories employ the latest analytical technologies that provide the robustness and sensitivity needed for detection of adulterants in juice products.
Targeted & non-targeted approach:
- Organic acids profile
- Sugar profile
- Polyphenols and Anthocyanins fingerprint
- Oligosaccharide profile by Capillary Gas Chromatography to detect addition of inulin syrup, invert sugar and HFCS addition
- Isotopic analysis
- Mineral profile
- Artificial color scan
- Heavy metals
- Pesticides residues
In addition to our excellent chemical analyses, Eurofins utilizes both SIRA (Stable Isotope Ratio Analysis) and a unique tool, SNIF-NMR (Site-Specific Natural Isotope Fractionation-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), both of which are fast and effective methods in identifying atypical profiles.