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Melamine Contamination Testing

SGS tests for melamine in food so that you can safeguard the safety and quality of your products, ensuring your regulatory compliance.

Established worldwide, our specialist laboratories are ideally placed to offer melamine testing either at the point of production or upon import. Therefore, this service can help you meet the strict regulations imposed by the United States of America and the European Union (EU). Adopted in response to various health scares, these rules apply to melamine and similar chemicals such as cyanuric acid, ammeline and ammelide.

Our food experts are equipped to carry out melamine analysis, using Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry Coupled (LC-MS/MS) and Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry Coupled (GC-MS/MS) techniques, on a range of foods including:

  • Dairy (milk, milk powder, whey powder, ice-cream, yogurts)
  • Dairy-based products (infant formula, milk chocolate)
  • Wheat gluten
  • Rice protein concentrate
  • Corn gluten
  • Animal feed and pet foods
  • Processed foods
  • Soy protein

Melamine is often used as a fertilizer and in a range of everyday materials such as plastics, adhesives, countertops and dishware. To keep ahead of new developments, we follow best practices and devise new testing methods.

Contact SGS to learn how our melamine testing and analysis services can help you meet your regulatory requirements.

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