Melamine came to prominence as an illegal additive to pet food and infant formula to increase the apparent protein content. Melamine metabolises to cyanuric acid and, in combination, the two compounds complex and can form dangerous crystals in the kidney causing serious health problems. The adulteration of foods with melamine is still a risk.
Improved testing is required to highlight melamine within foodstuffs. Simple nitrogen identification tests cannot now be used to highlight & quantify the protein content within foodstuffs. With more complex testing activities, improved quality assurance activities are required to maintain high standards of testing accuracy to safeguard your laboratory's credibility.
Quality control materials are the perfect way to track your progress against a control. Utilising this as a quality control material can give an ideal platform from which to compare results across a range of operating conditions to track your changes over time. All with the goal of a long-term improved testing ability.
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 as credible as it can be.
Milk powder is a key ingredient within many foodstuffs, such as infant formula, or as a standalone product. Due to those consuming significant quantities of milk powder being infants, the importance of maintaining low to no concentrations of melamine cannot be underestimated.