FSNS Chemistry analyzing and testing capabilities include fat and water soluble vitamins, contaminants, allergen testing, meat speciation, proximate testing, additives, carbohydrates, sweeteners, minerals, metals, heavy metals, fats, oils and rancidity.

Contaminants
  • Pesticides
  • Melamine and related compounds
  • Sudan Dyes
  • Ionophores
  • Beta Agonists
Allergen Testing
  • Egg
  • Coconut
  • Milk
  • Wheat (Gliadin/Gluten)
  • Shellfish
  • Almond
  • Peanut
  • Walnut
  • Hazelnut
  • Soy
  • Mustard
  • Sesame
  • Lupine
  • Casein
  • B-Lactoglobulin (BLG)
Meat Speciation
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Poultry
Proximate Testing
  • Accredited by USDA in the areas of fat, moisture, protein and salt testing.
  • Ash
  • Moisture (Vacuum and Forced Air)
  • Fat (Soxtec, Soxhlet and Acid/Alkaline Hydrolysis – Mojonnier method)
  • Protein (Kjeldahl and Combustion)
  • Salt (Volhard)
Additives
  • Sodium Benzoate/Benzoic Acid
  • Potassium Sorbate / Sorbic Acid
  • Artificial Sweeteners
  • Nitrate/Nitrite
  • Caffeine
  • Scoville (Capsaicin Content)
Carbohydrates and Sweeteners
  • Sugars
  • Brix
  • Total Dietary Fiber
Minerals, Metals and Heavy Metals
  • Aluminum
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Beryllium
  • Bismuth
  • Boron
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Germanium
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Lithium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Mercury
  • Molybdenum
  • Nickel
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Silver
  • Sodium
  • Sulfur
  • Thallium
  • Tin
  • Titanium
  • Vanadium
  • Zinc
Fats and Oils
  • Cholesterol
  • Omega Fatty Acids
  • Total Fat (Saturated, Polyunsaturated, Monounsaturated, Trans Fat)
Rancidity
  • Free fatty acids
  • Peroxide value
  • TBA rancidity test
Physical Property
  • Viscosity (by Brookfield or Bostwick)
  • Hunter color analysis
Amino Acids
  • Free amino acids
  • Total amino acids
Fat and Water Soluble Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D