Natural Colours in Soft Drink Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size


Soft Drink

100 ml


beta-Carotene (E160a)


Beta-Carotene in Soft Drink is not currently within scope of accreditation to ISO 17043.

Test Description

Soft drinks contain a variety of additives used to enhance flavour, shelf life, nutritional composition and quality. All of which create the unique taste of each product. However this proficiency test looks at your ability to spot natural colours.

Colours within foodstuffs have a large impact on the financial success of products, by impacting on consumers purchasing decisions. Proficiency testing measures from Fapas can allow your testing abilities to be evaluated to ensure high levels of these additives are highlighted and quantified.

In order to provide a high quality product, is important to give consumers a true choice, be it through correct nutritional value labelling or other means, using proficiency testing is paramount to maintain this.  Accurate testing is also key to providing effective support and protection of product qualities such as flavour, which adds to the product's unique selling points in a competitive consumer market. Without robust testing practices and quality control procedures, both food and beverage manufacturers and consumers are vulnerable to lower quality products that may not be safe to consume or could have a negative effect on the consumer brand and reputation.

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