SGS Brookings Expands Testing for Amino Acids and Heavy Metals
Brookings, SD – Food and feed manufacturers and researchers utilize amino acid testing to quantify protein and to compare relative amino acid composition between products. Regulatory and HAACP plans may indicate the testing of food and feed products to verify the absence of heavy metal residues such as lead and mercury is important.
SGS has expanded their amino acid testing capabilities to provide more accurate results with a faster turnaround time while following Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) methodologies. A total amino acid profile including cysteine, methionine, and tryptophan is available. SGS has also implemented heavy metal testing, for arsenic, cadmium, lead, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, and mercury using an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS).
SGS Brookings has the capabilities to assist in quality control and product innovation by testing food, feeds, and ingredients for a variety of nutritional components and contaminants, and can support research projects throughout the agricultural industry.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.
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