Heavy Metals in Animal Feed (Fish Meal) Quality Control

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Product Specification

QC/RM information
Product Code Material Matrix Approx. Size


Animal Feed (Fish Meal)

50 g


Arsenic (total), Cadmium, Lead, Mercury (total)

Validity Date


Test Description

The presence of metals in food is of particular concern due to their toxicity. These naturally occurring chemicals can occur as residues in food by a range of mechanisms such as their natural presence in the environment or contamination during food processing and storage. Their accumulation in the body can lead to harmful effects over time and their presence in foodstuffs is strictly regulated.

Animal feed is an essential option for rearing high quality livestock. To ensure contaminants don’t enter the food chain, regulations are in place to manage feed and feed material production. Fish meal is used to create a variety of animal feeds and fish used in the production of fish meal is a potential source of heavy metal contamination.

Fapas quality control materials are invaluable when ensuring your testing ability is fit for purpose and able to ensure your accuracy meets both regulatory and your customer requirements. Quality assurance activities such as staff training & instrumentation calibration can be used to safeguard your testing ability between your proficiency testing activities.

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