Heavy Metals in Bivalve Molluscs (Mussels) Quality Control

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Product Specification

QC/RM information
Product Code Material Matrix Approx. Size


Bivalve Molluscs (Mussels)

50 g


Cadmium, Lead, Mercury (total)

Validity Date


Test Description

Heavy, toxic metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury are often found in food, either as a natural contaminant or a contaminant from production. Heavy metals accumulate in the food chain from the environment, a particular issue for marine food sources. It is therefore important to show strong, accurate testing capabilities throughout a range of specific analytes in matrices such as mussels. Heavy metals can be found within manufacturing processes as well as in contaminated seas. This can increase the risk of heavy metals within foodstuffs to consumers.

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.

Fapas quality control materials can be used in conjunction with proficiency tests, to provide standardised training for staff, to track your progress on going against a control, or validate testing instruments under varying conditions. Fapas quality control materials are made up of directly comparable proficiency test material, and as such can be composed of one of more analytes of known concentration, from which to provide an ongoing challenge for your laboratory testing arrangement to show consistent testing results under a range of differing conditions

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