Heavy Metals in Berries (Mixed) Quality Control

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Product Specification

QC/RM information
Product Code Material Matrix Approx. Size
FCCM46-FRU76QC

T07447QC

Berries (Mixed)

50 g

Analytes

Arsenic (total), Cadmium, Lead

Validity Date

08/06/2024

Test Description

The presence of metals in food is of particular concern due to their toxicity. Metals such as arsenic, cadmium and lead are naturally occurring chemical compounds. They can be present at various levels in the environment, e.g. soil, water and atmosphere. Metals can also occur as residues in food because of their presence in the environment, as a result of human activities such as farming, industry or car exhausts or from contamination during food processing and storage. People can be exposed to these metals from the environment or by ingesting contaminated food or water. Their accumulation in the body can lead to harmful effects over time and their presence in foodstuffs is strictly regulated.

Their effects are various and far reaching, such as inhibiting nutrient absorption in the case of cadmium.

Berries are of value in the diet because they are low in calories and high in fibre, vitamin C and antioxidants.

Through the use of real food matrices, Fapas quality control materials can be immediately comparable to your routine analysis. This allows you to maintain your testing ability throughout the year, between ongoing Fapas proficiency testing activities. Through these efforts your high quality testing is maintained and can therefore satisfy your customers and regulators.

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