Heavy metals such as the elements lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic get into foodstuffs as environmental contaminants. Due to their toxic characteristics, statutory maximum levels have been defined in the Swiss Ordinance on Foreign Substances and Ingredients for a range of vegetable foodstuffs and foodstuffs of animal origin. In the European Union, the EG Ordinance 1881/2006 applies for the assignment of maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs.
Are you looking for an accredited Swiss contract laboratory to monitor your products for heavy metals? We will test for you in accordance with the Swiss Book of Foodstuffs (Schweizer Lebensmittelbuch, SLMB) using the latest methods.
In our modern laboratory, spectroscopic measurement techniques such as atomic absorption (AAS), emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) or the highly-sensitive coupling of ICP with a mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) are available.
Depending on the question being asked, element screening can be carried out along with the targeted detection of an individual element. Here, up to 23 elements can be identified in one analysis process.
Do you want to know which analysis is most suitable for your requirements? Do you have any questions on the interpretation of the Swiss Book of Foodstuffs (SLMB) or do you require help in the evaluation of the test results?