Nutritional Components (sugars) in Sweets (gum-based) Proficiency Test

Start date

Product Code
FCNC38-CON32

Proficiency Test

20190

Matrix

Sweets (gum-based)

Analytes

Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose

Approx. Size

50 g

Sweets are enjoyed worldwide in vast quantities. This can pose a challenge to testing labs when maintaining high quality testing ability across a range of different testing environments and conditions. Sweets come in a large rage of varieties, each with different properties. As such it is imperative that a flexible, accurate testing ability is utilised across your testing activities.

This proficiency test is for individual sugars analysis of fructose, glucose and sucrose.

Food additives within sugar-based confectionery are numerous. They offer noticeable advantages over natural ingredients alone, such as improved shelf life and improved control on flavour among others. As such sweets could be defined as being potentially high risk of containing banned or high levels of food additives. These not only must be identified and quantified accurately to satisfy food labelling regulations, but also to ensure no banned substances are apparent.

As nutritional legislation increases, the proficiency of laboratories to provide accurate results to food manufacturers for labelling is critical, to help consumers make informed choices about the food they eat. Fapas offers the widest range of analyte/matrix proficiency test combinations for the food sector.

Proficiency testing forms the foundation of the quality assurance activities utilised to highlight any areas of sub-standard testing. Fapas proficiency testing utilises real food matrices to highlight areas of improvement within your current routine analysis activities.

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