Fatty substances

Chemical testing of oils and fats

Chemical testing of oils and fats, vegetable fats and animal fats for the food sector.

The chemical laboratory Chemiservice Srl boasts consolidated experience in chemical testing of vegetable oils and fatty substances. The service offered is very varied and complex and depends on the client's research objectives. Our main customers are food industries, pharmaceutical companies and public and private research institutes.

Chemiservice laboratory research objectives

  • Assessment of compliance with current legislation, technical sheets, commercial specifications, export protocols 
  • Contaminants testing such as pesticides, heavy metals, MOSH/MOAH, MCPD and Glycidol, IPA, phthalates 
  • GMOs Analysis 
  • Allergens analysis 
  • Organoleptic profile 
  • Stability test
  • Shelf – Life studies
  • Verification of compliance with the claims on the label

Main analytical
specifications carried out by Chemiservice Srl

  • Free fatty acids
  • Peroxides number
  • Sensory evaluation 
  • Fatty acids and fatty acids trans isomers methyl esters
  • Sterols
  • Erythrodiol and uvaol
  • Waxes
  • Moisture and volatile substances 
  • Impurities
  • Halogenated solvents 
  • Total solvents as n-hexane 
  • Tocopherols
  • Free acidity 
  • Peroxides number
  • Visible spectrophotometry (E420, E453)
  • Relative density 
  • Refractive index
  • Saponification number 
  • Iodine number 
  • Unsaponifiable fraction
  • Fatty acids methyl esters
  • Sterols composition 
  • Para-anisidine number 
  • Totox
  • Kreis test 
  • Rancimat (oxidation stability index)
  • Polar compounds in frying oils
  • Lovibond colour
  • Cold Test
  • Total phosphorus 
  • Gossypol
  • Freezing point 
  • Smoking point 
  • Flash point 
  • Cloud point 
  • Allergens
  • GMO
  • Tocopherols and Vitamin E, Vitamin A (beta-carotene), Vitamin B6, Antioxidants (BHA, BHT, PG, TBHQ) content 
  • Pesticide residue testing (multiresidue and individual active ingredient)
  • Copper chlorophyll 
  • Heavy metals 
  • Solvent residues 
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons 
  • Mineral oils
  • Plasticizer residues (phthalates)
  • Mycotoxins (Aflatoxins, Zearalenone, Ochratoxin, Deoxinvalenol, Fumonisins, Trichothecenes)
  • 3-MCPD
  • THC (delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol)
  • MOSH and MOAH.
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