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Cadmium, Lead, Mercury (total)
The presence of heavy metals in food is of concern due to their toxicity to animals and humans. 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.
To ensure compliance with the regulations, effective and accurate testing is required, which can be maintained or achieved through the use of appropriate Quality Control materials.
Heavy, toxic metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury regularly occur in food, either as a natural contaminant or a contaminant from the production environment. Their effects are varied and far reaching, (such as inhibiting nutrient absorption in the case of cadmium).
Fapas quality control materials can be used to validate whether a testing instrument or process is operating within pre-defined specifications. This validation process makes sure your test results are as close to the true value as possible, and therefore your testing process is a credible as it can be.
Through effective use, the precision of your testing equipment and processes can be improved by highlighting areas of improvement.
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