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Heavy Metals

Verify heavy metal contamination with analytical testing solutions to determine hazardous substance levels in food and feedstuffs from SGS.

Heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic pose a serious threat to human health. While they can be found in nature, the increasing use of these substances in agricultural products has led to industrial and environmental pollution. As a result, many governmental authorities and organizations are studying their impact, leading to ongoing revisions to relevant safety standard.

We provide comprehensive analytical testing solutions for all heavy metals to help you minimize the risk of non-compliance to national and international standards. Our global network of state-of-the-art food laboratories use Inductively Coupled Plasma, which can be coupled with a Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS). We also use the atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS) and can measure inorganic or organic heavy metals using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with ICP-MS.

SGS is recognized as the benchmark for quality and integrity in the food and feed industry. Our unique global network will support you with all aspects of heavy metal detection and quantification, helping you to successfully access global markets for food and feed.

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