Furans in Coffee Quality Control Material


Product Specification

Product Code Material Matrix Approx. Size



35 g


Furan, 2-Methylfuran, 3-Methylfuran, 2,5-Dimethylfuran

Validity Date


Test Description

Furans are contaminants found within foodstuffs which have been heated as part of their production processes. Examples include crisps and fries among countless others.
Although present in small numbers within most foodstuffs, such toxic compounds should be continually monitored to highlight any potentially unsafe levels within foodstuffs.  Within coffee, the brewing process results in different levels of Furans present within coffee, as such it is important to employ flexible testing practises, from which to quantify Furans across a relatively wide range of concentrations.

Coffee is consumed all over the world in increasingly large quantities. As such there is great demand, which continues to increase. Producers & manufacturers can struggle to cope with this massive demand, leading to poor production processes. This can increase the risk of potentially high levels of Furans being consumed by the general population, especially as expresso coffee continues to grow in popularity. Expresso coffee incurs the largest Furan concentrations compared to instant and decaf.

Fapas quality control materials make use of real food matrices to provide direct comparisons to your current routine analysis activities. This is vital to ensure only high-quality testing practises are employed by your laboratory to achieve the highest standard test results possible.

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