Heavy Metals in Wine Quality Control

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Product Specification

QC/RM information
Product Code Material Matrix Approx. Size



50 ml


pH, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Iron

Validity Date


Test Description

Wine is a globally traded beverage, and so anything which could adversely affect the quality or the safety of wines has the potential to affect a huge number of people with significant economic consequences. Through effective proficiency testing measures and complementary quality procedures, the quality of the laboratory analysis can be underpinned and help prevent sub-standard product being released to the market

Toxic heavy metals, such as Cadmium, Copper, Lead and Iron are often found in wine, either as a natural contaminant or as a result of contamination from production practices. This uptake of heavy metals is of particularly high risk within wine due to the length of time taken for the grapes to grow and ripen. This, combined with the use of some heavy metal based plant protection products, such as Bordeaux mixture (copper sulphate solution) to control mildew, increases the importance of accurate testing to detect and quantify these potential contaminants within wines.

Fapas quality control materials make use of real food matrices from which to ensure direct comparisons can be made between your routine analysis and quality control results. From these insights your testing abilities can be safeguarded across the year to ensure the accuracy of your results is maintained through staff training activities and instrumentation calibration activities.

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