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Currently, first laboratory in Serbia with flexibile scope of accreditation in pesticide residues, micotoxins in food and feed, GMO in plant materials and technologically processed products with ingredients of plant origin and determination of metal and metalloid content in food, animal feed and water.
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Complete nutritional values analysis, vitamins & minerals
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Food allergen analysis
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Norovirus and Hepatit A, with accredited method, since 2018
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Ethylen oxid analysis in sesame, with accredited method

Food

Authenticity Foodfraud

Food is adulterated to increase the quantity and make more profit. Nowadays, the irregularities are detected in almost each foodstuffs, which makes this aspect one of the most important problems. Milk and dairy products, chocolate and chocolate products, meat and meat products, vegetable oils, fruit and vegetable juices, honey and alcoholic beverages may be adulterated.

Wrong declaration on the label related to present of the ingredient that is not declared, no information about the preservatives used, or the incorrectly used of the product name (e.g. “butter” when containing foreign fats other than milk fat) are the most commonly found food fraud. Often a more expensive ingredient is substituted with a cheaper one or not allowed substance in foodstuffs is added (e.g. scandal associated with the addition of melamine to milk for children few years ago).

Detection of food adulterations needs using appropriate techniques – either conventional methods (e.g. determination of the freezing point to detect water dilution in starch test to detect whether is in the coffe added a surrogat which is not labeled) or enzymatic, genetic and instrumental methods as chromatographic, isotopic, spectrophotometric techniques.

Choosing the right methodology requires cooperation between the customer and the laboratory, due to the necessity to define not only the analytical technique but also the direction in order to adequately identify the potential food adulteration..

SP Laboratory has an IRMS (Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer) device for testing the ratio of stable isotopes, which is used to determine the originality and geographical origin of products, which is important for domestic manufacturers when placing products on the domestic market and in European Union markets.