Chemical analyses of food to determine ingredients and thereby document that content and declaration corresponds.

For more than 100 years, our laboratory has serviced SKAT (The National Danish Tax Authorities). Our tasks usually consist in advising about correct Customs code and performing the necessary adhering analyses. 

Especially foods may require a number of analyses, in order to be able to classify the products. We carry out routine analyses but we also offer to adjust the methods to fit your specific requirements. It might be that you have to document the contents of a specific ingredient to your customer or the authorities. 

Food analyses according to recommended and current methods

We provide various types of analysis of food products, including determining contents of sugar, fat, starch, butterfat, cocoa, alcohol, purity of (bio) ethanol etc. The analyses typically follow recommended methods from EU and other standard methods. 

We also provide analyses for identification of foreign bodies in food. It could be that small pieces of unidentified matter are found in your foodstuff, such as plastic, paint, metal or bones, which we may help identify, so that you will find the source of contamination in your production.

Specialised food analyses 

We apply various kinds of analyses methods and we are accredited for many of the analyses. A few examples are:
  • Sugar content (saccharose, glucose, fructose, lactose, maltose and other types of sugar) by HPLC
  • Purity of saccharose by polarimetry
  • Starch/glucose content
  • Fat extraction with subsequent determination of butyric acid by GC or fatty acid composition in general
  • Establish the presence of cacao and caffeine
  • Content of alcohol in beer, spirits, liqueur, wine, alcopops by distillation and pycnometry
  • Fermentation bi products in e.g. cider
  • Ethanol purity by GC (standard EN 15376:2011)
  • Examination as to whether nuts are roasted or not
  • Characterisation of rice

Food analyses in in-house laboratory

We have an in-house laboratory, in which we perform routine analyses of foods. Our experienced specialists have many years’ experience with classical as well as modern methods, e.g. chromatographic methods.