Heavy Metals in Cocoa Powder

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Cocoa Powder


Arsenic (total), Cadmium, Lead

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all natural levels

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.

Heavy, toxic metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury are often found in food, either as a natural contaminant or a contaminant from production.

Within this proficiency test the heavy metals Arsenic, Cadmium and Lead are addressed. This challenges your laboratory to highlight any unsafe levels of these contaminants within Animal feed within one screening test. This is directly comparable to your routine analysis arrangement and as such results can be used to quickly inform any quality control decisions that may need to be made.

Chocolate powder has a range of uses, and as such can be found across a range of foodstuffs. This can lead to great impacts for consumer safety when poor storage or manufacturing processes are undertaken. Your effective testing ability is required to highlight areas of potential contamination and unsafe foodstuffs.

Fapas proficiency tests make use of real food samples from which highlight any improvements that may need to be made within your testing arrangement. This is all in an effort to maintain the highly accurate testing standards your customers enjoy, and regulators require. Our proficiency tests can form the benchmark of your extensive quality assurance programme, from which to make integral improvements to future-proof your current testing ability.