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Food Label Reviews and Nutritional Analysis

SGS’s food label review and nutritional analysis service ensures that your food products comply with national and international regulations for nutritional labeling and content.

Our laboratories are ISO 17025 and ISO 9001:2008 accredited (for all nutrition labeling tests, and our quality management system, respectively) and staffed by food nutrition analysis and labeling specialists. And as part of our commitment to quality control, we use our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to track all of the samples we use from login through to reporting and invoicing.

We conduct nutritional tests, food label reviews and nutritional labeling assessments in order to consider product claims and ensure compliance. We also make methodology recommendations to ensure that any food nutrition analysis performed on your behalf complies with the intended destination market(s).

Many of the world’s suppliers, importers, exporters and retailers rely upon us to stay in touch with the ever-changing regulatory landscape – both locally and internationally – and to conduct food label reviews and nutritional analysis.

Food label reviews

To reduce your risk of non-compliance, we can review your labels against the following criteria:

  • Allergen compliance
  • Descriptive claims
  • Identity statement
  • Ingredient labeling
  • Label layout
  • Net quantity of content statement
  • Nutrition analysis
  • Nutrition facts panel
  • Place and name of business

Nutritional analysis

Our nutritional tests include the following:

  • Proximate analysis – moisture, fat, protein, ash, carbohydrates, proteins (regular, nitrogen, amino acid profile)
  • Fats – saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans, fatty acid profile
  • Carbohydrates – acid detergent fiber (ADF), neutral detergent fiber (NDF), beta glucan, crude fiber, total dietary fiber (TDF), starch, polysaccharides
  • Food additives – benzoic acid, sorbic acid, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT),  tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), ethoxyquin, sulfites
  • Vitamins – A, C, D, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B12, folic acid, beta carotene 
  • Minerals – heavy metals [arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb)], calcium (Ca), copper (Cu), phosphorous (P), magnesium (Mg), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), sodium (Na), potassium (K), strontium (Sr), nickel (Ni), manganese (Mn), cobalt (Co), cadmium (Cd)

Contact SGS now to find out how our food label reviews and analyses of nutritional content assure your compliance with local and global regulations.

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