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Functional Food Testing

Functional food testing from SGS analytically supports product claim verification and qualification of functional food ingredients.

Food manufacturers and importers must ensure that any claims, such as ‘natural’, ‘healthy’ and ‘probiotic’, among many, are accurate. Food and product testing support the demonstration of compliance based on scientific evidence.

Health claims are used on packaging and labeling to inform consumers about dietary quality and diet-disease relationships. Our product testing and analysis will verify that the stated ingredient concentration, often associated with health products and energy drinks, are true as well as scientifically verified.

Functional food testing services

Our ISO 17025 accredited laboratories conduct testing using technologies including high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC), both with different detectors like  mass spectrometry (MS and MS/MS) and of course traditional nutrient analysis.

  • Total polyphenols
  • Total procyanidins
  • Total bioflavonoids
  • Carotenoids
  • Phenolic acids
  • Catechins
  • Organic acids
  • Flavonoids
  • Isoflavones
  • Nucleosides and nucleotides
  • Sterols
  • Amino acids
  • Fatty acids including omega fatty acids
  • Vitamins
  • Nutritional panel
  • Lactobacteria

Regulatory requirement

Health claims on food products are regulated in the USA, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and China. When developing new functional food products, target countries and their requirements should be considered from the outset.

Employ our global expertise, and our network of ISO 17025 accredited laboratories, to meet your functional food analysis needs.

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