Bia Analytical offers a number of laboratory-based authenticity tests to support those involved in the herbs and spices supply chain
ISO 17025 accredited tests
Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Parsley, Mint, Paprika, Coriander, Fennel, Cumin, Turmeric, Saffron Powder, Ginger, Garlic, Chilli Powder, Black Pepper, White Pepper, Cinnamon/Cassia
Waiting to be accredited (created using the same methodology and process as our ISO 17025 accredited tests)
Coriander Leaf, Saffron Threads, Tarragon
NEW Common Wheat flour
Typically, we require a minimum of 10g of sample for analysis but recommend supplying up to 30g to provide a representative sample. For saffron powder a minimum of 0.5g is required.
Turnaround time is typically 3 working days from receipt of sample to issuing of Certificate of Analysis.
Ambient Mass Spectrometry
Bia Analytical is delighted to announce the roll out of ground breaking technology for meat authenticity analysis that will empower businesses to make quick decisions and maintain provide additional confidence in the integrity of their products.
Developed over a 10-year period by Professor Chris Elliott and his team at the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast, the technique known as Ambient Mass Spectrometry (‘AMS’) not only can identify the species of meat, but it can also identify the breed, where the meat was produced, whether or not it is organic, and its maturation and even eating quality. All of these parameters contained in a single test truly represent a ground-breaking advance.
Bia Analytical Ltd
School of Biological Sciences
Queen’s University Belfast
For a quotation and shipping details, please contact us.
Lab Testing Service
Our state-of-the-art food laboratories carry out accurate and rapid 3-day lab testing and analysis to minimise the risk of food fraud to your business.
We offer the development of bespoke models to meet individual customer needs in addition to our sector wide models.
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