Independent chemical analytics make sure your new food product is on the right track for quality, processing, health and more

The chemical composition of food can tell you so much about its characteristics: how you can expect it to perform, its health impact, its quality, whether it will meet standards and regulations… During product development, chemical analytics can give you insight and direction into, for example, optimal processing conditions to retain critical composition parameters. Ready to go to market? Batch release testing can make sure your ingredient quality and performance objectives have been met.

A broad portfolio of food chemical analysis   

NIZO offers a broad portfolio of independent analyses. These focus on protein composition and quality, taste components (including organic acids and peptides), contaminants (including mycotoxins), and mono- and oligosaccharides (including GOS and human milk oligosaccharides).  

Specific tests available include: 

  • Protein related analyses
  • Carbohydrate related analyses
  • Lipid related analyses
  • Food safety related analyses

Protein related analyses

  • Amino acid composition LC-MS
  • Casein + whey protein composition RP-HPLC-UV
  • C-peptide (beta-casein (f193 – 209), bitter RP-HPLC-UV
  • Gelatin/collagen composition HPSEC-UV-LS-VS-RI
  • Glycomacropeptide (GMP) RP-HPLC-UV
  • Glycosylation of proteins RP-HPLC-UV/LC-MS
  • Nisin (fermentation broth/powders) LC-MS/MS
  • Peptide + casein mapping in (micro)cheese RP-HPLC-UV/LC-MS
  • Peptide molecular size distribution (MWD) HPSEC-UV-RI
  • Molecular size distribution of proteins HPSEC-UV-LS-VS-RI
  • Molecular size distribution of whey-protein SEC-UV-RI
  • Whey-protein composition RP-HPLC-UV
  • Whey-protein denaturation RP-HPLC-UV
  • Whey-protein lactosylation RP-HPLC-UVv

Carbohydrate related analyses

  • Monosaccharide composition HPAEC-PAD/HPLEC-RI
  • Oligosaccharide composition HP-SEC-RI/HPAEC-PAD/HPLEC-RI
  • GOS (galacto-oligosaccharides) HPAEC-PAD
  • Exopolysaccharide (EPS) molecular size HPSEC-UV-LS-VS-RI
  • Exopolysaccharide (EPS) quantification HPSEC-UV-LS-RI
  • Exopolysaccharide (EPS) sugar composition HPAEC-PAD
  • Lactose HPLEC-UV-RI
  • Di-saccharide van galactose & fructose HPLEC-UV-RI
  • Mannitol, glucose and di-saccharide van galactose & fructose in urine HPAEC-PAD
  • Polysaccharide sugar composition HPAEC-PAD
  • Polysaccharide molecular size distribution HPSEC-UV-LS-VS-RI
  • Sorbitol in whey powders HPAEC-PAD
  • UDP-saccharide

Lipid related analyses

  • Free fatty acids GC-FID
  • Total phospholipids Colorimetric method
  • Phospholipid composition NP-HPLC-ELSD
  • Phospholipid composition incl fatty acid comp NP-HPLC-ELSD/GC-FID
  • Sphingomyelin NP-HPLC-ELSD
  • Cerebroside NP-HPLC-ELSD
  • Ganglioside LC-MS
  • Percentage solid fat NMR

Food safety related analyses

  • Cereulide toxin
  • Lichenysin toxin
  • Surfactin
Any questions?

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