Heavy Metals in Soft Drink Reference Material


Product Specification

Product Code Material Matrix Approx. Size


Soft Drink

50 ml


Antimony, Arsenic (total), Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Zinc

Validity Date


Test Description

Heavy, toxic metals such as Arsenic, Antimony, Cadmium, Chromium , Copper and Zinc are often found in food, either as a natural contaminant or a contaminant from production. Within soft drinks the wide range of ingredients can increase the risk of contamination from a range of analytes. This risk of contamination can only be controlled through accurate testing arrangements and the improved rate of detection found as a result. Metals such as Antimony and Chromium can be found in many places along the food supply chain, from land contamination to improper production processes. Through these improper production processes foodstuffs such as soft drinks can react with food packaging such as cans. The metals within these cans can increase the risk of heavy metals being unintentionally added into foodstuffs. Their accumulation in the body can lead to harmful effects over time and their presence in foodstuffs is strictly regulated.

Soft drinks enjoy a large amount of consumption worldwide. Testing laboratories have a large challenge to face to highlight potential contamination across a range of analytes.

This Fapas reference material can provide highly accurate tools from which to ensure long term testing accuracy through method validation and standardisation activities. Reference materials can be used within staff training and highly accurate instrumentation calibration activities.

Accurate testing backed by effective quality assurance arrangements can allow you to track your testing capabilities across a long timescale and assess your quality control arrangements. This gives your clients the confidence you need in your testing capability. 

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