Heavy Metals in Insect Protein (Meal) Quality Control

Note: Fees (prices) on this site are in GBP and do not include carriage / handling fees and VAT. Customers outside the UK may also incur local charges, including (but not limited to) import duties, local taxes and customs clearance fees, which may add significant cost to your order. Prices here are for the PT round or QC / Reference Material only and the total price payable may be higher.

$drupal->field_product_images[0]->alt

Product Specification

QC/RM information
Product Code Material Matrix Approx. Size
FCCM46-PRO47QC

T07505QC

Insect Protein (meal)

30 g

Analytes

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

Validity Date

17/10/2025

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.

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. Their effects are various and far reaching, such as inhibiting nutrient absorption in the case of cadmium.Heavy metals in soil can be concentrated in plant tissues during growth which may in turn be concentrated further in animal tissues.

Accurate testing practices are therefore required to help prevent contaminated foods reaching the consumer, and which testing against quality control materials can help laboratories achieve

Related Products

No related products found.