Analytical Capabilities

Analytical Capabilities

With over 70 years of experience in analytical testing Anresco has developed a broad range of capabilities. Below is a list of most of the analyses we perform with, in some cases, supplemental information on the types of products we test and the specific methods we run. Please contact us  for pricing or additional information.

Nutritional Labeling

  • Voluntary Nutritional Analysis:
    • Calories from Saturated Fat
    • Insoluble Fiber
    • Monosaturated Fat
    • Beta Carotene
    • Polyunsaturated Fat
    • Potassium
    • Soluble Fiber
    • Sugar Alcohol
    • Database Calculation
  • DSHEA Complete Mandatory Analysis
  • Pet Foods – Guaranteed Analysis

Microbiological Analysis

  • Aerobic plate count (Standard Plate Count)
  • Anaerobic plate count
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Campylobacter
  • Coliforms
    • Foods / Supplements
    • Potable Water
    • Wastewater
  • E.coli 0157:H7
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Gram stain (per organism)
  • Lactobacillus organisms
  • Listeria
  • Microscopic examination
  • Mold Count
  • Mold Identification
  • Pseudomonas
  • Salmonella
  • Shelf Life Study
  • Shigella
  • Staphylococcus Aureus (MPN / Baird Parker)
  • Staphylococcus Enterotoxin
  • Streptococcus
  • Sterility Testing
  • Thermoduric organisms
  • Yeast & Mold

FDA Import Detention Analysis

  • Artificial Sweeteners (by TLC)
  • Aflatoxins (peanuts, other food products)
  • Chloramphenical (honey, shrimp)
  • Color Additives
    • Eye Cosmetics
    • Shampoos, Conditioners, Soaps
    • Foods
  • Coumarin (vanilla, other foods)
  • Extraneous Matter/Filth
    • Light Filth (rice, dried fruits, seafood, fungus, hoisin, fish maw)
    • Macroscopic Filth (dried chili peppers, dates, jujubes; tamarind)
    • Heavy Filth (dried mushrooms, dried fungus)
  • Fluoride in Toothpaste and Mouthwash
  • Iron
  • Low-acid Canned Food (LACF) (pH & Water Activity)
  • Lead
  • Lead & Cadmium (ceramicware, earthenware, brassware)
  • Leak Testing / Medical Devices (condoms, surgical or medical gloves)
  • Melamine & Cyanuric Acid
  • Microbiological Analyses
    • Chapter 23: Microbial Contaminate (Cosmetics)
    • E. Coli (Cheese)
    • Salmonella
    • Listeria
    • Staphlylococcus Aureus
  • Seafood Analyses
    • Decomposition
    • Decomposition, Light Filth & Salmonella in Frozen Shrimp
    • E. coli
    • Fluoroquinolones
    • Sulfadizine
    • Histamine
    • Indole
    • Light Filth
    • Listeria
    • Malachite Green or Gentian Violet
    • Methyl mercury
    • Nitrofurans
    • Salmonella
    • Water Phase Salt: (pH and Water Activity)
  • Sodium
  • Sulfites / Sulfur Dioxide
  • Trimethoprim
  • Pesticide Residue (various)

Nutrition and Proximate Analysis

  • Ash
  • Beta-Carotene
  • Calcium
  • Calories
  • Carbohydrates
  • Chloride
  • Cholesterol
  • Crude Fiber (AOCS)
  • Dairy Allergen
  • Dietary Fiber, Insoluble
  • Dietary Fiber, Soluble
  • Dietary Fiber, Total (AOAC)
  • Fat by Acid Hydrolysis
  • Fat by Ether Extraction
  • Fatty Acids Profile
  • Gluten Allergen
  • Iron
  • Mineral Package (Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn, Na, K, Zn)
  • Moisture
  • Nitrogen
  • Omega Fatty Acids (AOAC 991.39)
  • Other Allergens (eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish)
  • Phosphorus (AOAC 986.24)
  • Potassium
  • Protein
  • Protein
  • Salt
  • Sodium
  • Sucralose (Splenda)
  • Sucrose
  • Sugar Alcohol
  • Sugar Alcohols Profile (sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, maltitol, glycerol)
  • Sugar Profile, % (fructose, glucose, sucrose, maltose and lactose)
  • Titratable Acidity (AOAC 942.15)
  • Trans Fatty Acids (AOAC 996.06)
  • Vitamin A, Total (Retinol and Beta Carotene)
  • Vitamin A, True (Retinol)
  • Vitamin C (titration)

USP 36 / NF 30 / FCC V

  • Acetone Insoluble Matter
  • Acid insoluble ash, Articles of Botanical Origin <561>
  • Acidity
  • Acid neutralizing capacity <301>
  • Acid-Soluble Substances
  • Acid value, Fats & Fixed Oils <401>
  • Aflatoxins (HPLC), Articles of Botanical Origin <561>
  • Alcohol <611>
  • Alcohol Insoluble Matter
  • Alkali (Sodium Polyacrylate)
  • Ascorbic Acid Assay (HPLC)
  • Arsenic <211>
  • Cadmium FCC
  • Calcium
  • Calcium Chloride assay FCC
  • Calcium pantothenate assay <91>
  • Calcium, Potassium & Sodium <216>
  • Carbonate
  • Carboxymethlylcellulose Sodium Assay
  • Chloride <191>
  • Chloride & Sulfate <221>
  • Chromatographic Purity
  • Clarity of Solution (Sodium Polyacrylate)
  • Crude Fiber, Articles of Botanical Origin <561>
  • Color of Solution (Methylparaben)
  • DCP in Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, FCC
  • Degree of Hydrolysis
  • Description
  • Dihydroxyaluminum Aminoacetate Assay
  • Disintegration <701>
  • Dissolution <711>
  • Edetate Disodium Assay
  • Ester value, Fats & Fixed Oils <401>
  • Fatty Acids and Esters (Chemistry)
  • Ferrocyanide, USP
  • Formaldehyde Solution Assay
  • Glutaral Assay
  • Glycerin Assay
  • Heavy Metals Limit Test <231> as lead
  • Heavy Metals Screen (ICP-MS), Articles of Botanical Origin <561>
  • 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural, FCC
  • Identification-General <191>
  • Identification-Infrared Absorption <197>
  • Iodine value (Wijs), Fats & Fixed Oils <401>
  • Iodometric assay – Antibiotics <425>
  • Iron <241>
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (GC)
  • Limit of Diethylene Glycol and Related Compounds
  • Limit of Chlorinated Compounds
  • Limit of Nitrilotriacetic Acid
  • Limit of Oxalate
  • Loss on drying <731>
  • Loss on ignition <733>
  • Magnesium Content
  • MCP & DCP, FCC
  • MCP in Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, FCC
  • Melting Range <741>
  • Mercury <261>
  • Methanol (FCC)
  • Methylyparaben Assay
  • Microbial Limits <61>
  • Niacin or Niacinamide assay
  • Nitrogen <461>, Method I or II
  • Odor and Water Insoluble Substances
  • Other Alkaloids FCC
  • Organic Volatile Impurities (OVI) <467>
  • Optical (Specific) Rotation <781>
  • Pesticide Residues, Articles of Botanical Origin <561>
  • pH <791>
  • Phosphoric Acid Assay, NF
  • Polydextrose Assay, FCC
  • Polyacrylic Acid Assay, as Carboxyl
  • Powder Fineness 3 screens <811>
  • Preservative Effectiveness <51>
  • Propylene Chlorohydrin, FCC
  • Propylene Glycol Assay
  • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) (Assay – MBL)
  • Quintozene (PCNB)
  • Readily carbonized substances <271>
  • Refractive Index <831>
  • Residual Solvent, FCC
  • Residue on Ignition/Sulfated Ash <281>
  • Riboflavin <481>
  • Saponification Value, Fats & Fixed Oils <401>
  • Sodium Ascorbate Assay
  • Sodium Carbonate Assay, NF
  • Sodium Chloride Assay, FCC
  • Sodium Hydoxide Assay, NF
  • Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic, Assay
  • Sodium Phosphate, Monobasic, Assay
  • Sorbitol Assay (HPLC)
  • Specific Gravity <841>
  • Sterility Testing <71>
  • Sucralose Assay (FCC)
  • Sucralose, Hydrolysis Products (FCC)
  • Sucralose, Related Substances (FCC)
  • Sulfate <221>
  • Sulfated Ash/Residue on Ignition <281>
  • Sulfur Dioxide
  • Tartaric Acid Assay
  • Thiamine <531>
  • Total ash, Articles of Botanical Origin <561>
  • Ultraviolet absorbance of citrus oils <901>
  • Unsaponifiable matter, Fats & Fixed Oils <401>
  • Urea Assay
  • Viscosity <911>
  • Vitamin A <571>
  • Vitamin B12 activity assay <171>
  • Volatile oil determination, Articles of Botanical Origin <561>
  • Water & sediment in fixed oils, Fats & Fixed Oils <401>
  • Water <921> Method I, (Karl Fischer)
  • Water <921> Method II (Toluene Distillation)
  • Water <921> Method III (Gravimetric)
  • Water Insoluble Substances
  • Zinc <591>

Herbal Products And Supplement Analysis

  • Amino acids profile
  • Beta-Sitosterol (Chemistry)
  • Caffeine
  • Campesterol
  • Capsaicin
  • Capsicum
  • Carnitine
  • Coenzyme Q10 (Ubidecarenone)
  • Hypericin
  • Inositol by HPLC
  • Isoflavones in soy & soy products
  • Menthol
  • MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)
  • Policosanols (fatty alcohols profile) by GC
  • Phenolic Content, Total (Folin Method/Polyphenols)
  • Progesterone
  • Quercetin
  • Quintozene (PCNB) residues in ginseng
  • Salicin (willow bark)
  • Squalene (shark liver Oil)
  • Taurine or Tyrosine
  • Theobromine
  • Theophylline
  • Ubidecarenone (Coenzyme Q10)

Vitamins

  • Beta-Carotene {941.15}
  • Biotin [Methods of Vitamin Assay, 4th ed. pg 541]
  • Carotenoid Profile by HPLC
  • Choline {999.14}
  • Cyanocobalamine (Vitamin B12) {986.23}
    • Folic Acid {992.05}
    • Lutein/Zeaxanthin  (HPLC)
    • Lycopene (HPLC)
    • Niacin (Vitamin B3) {944.13 chemical or 985.34 microbiological}
    • Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) {992.07}
    • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) {985.32}
    • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) {970.65}
    • Thiamine (Vitamin B1) {942.23}
    • Tocopherol – (HPLC) (Alpha Tocopherol)
    • Tocopherols, Total (alpha, beta, delta, gamma)
    • Vitamin A, True (HPLC) (Retinol) {992.06}
    • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) {942.23}
    • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) {970.65}
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin) {944.13 chemical or 985.34 microbiological}
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) {992.07}
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) {985.32}
  • Vitamin B7 (Biotin) [Methods of Vitamin Assay, 4th ed. pg 541]
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) {992.05}
  • Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) {986.23}
  • Vitamin C (titration) {967.21}
  • Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol) {992.03}
  • Vitamin H (Biotin) [Methods of Vitamin Assay, 4th ed. pg 541]
  • Vitamin K1 (HPLC) (Phylloquinone) {992.27}
  • Vitamin K2 (HPLC) (subtype MK-4 only)
  • Zeaxanthin/*Lutein (HPLC)

Sugars, Sugar Alcohols, & Artificial Sweeteners

  • Aspartame (HPLC)
  • Asulfame K (HPLC)
  • Brix (Refractometer)
  • Fructose
  • Galactose
  • Glucose
  • Glycerol
  • Lactose
  • Maltitol
  • Maltose
  • Mannitol
  • Saccharin
  • Sorbitol
  • Sucralose (Splenda) – (HPLC)
  • Sucrose
  • Sugar Alcohols Profile (sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, maltitol, glycerol)
  • Sugar Profile (glucose, fructose, sucrose, lactose, maltose)
  • Xylitol

Pesticide Residue Analysis

  • Multi Residue Analysis (MRA)
    • Complete FDA PAM (302 Luke/303/304)
    • QuEChERS
    • USDA NOP (GCMSMS)
    • USDA NOP (LCMSMS)
  • Single Class Methods
    • Organochloride Residues (OC)
    • Organophosphate Residues (OP)
    • Organonitrogen Residues (ON)
    • n-Methyl Carbamate Residues (MC)
    • PCB’s (Polychlorinated Biphenyls)
    • EBDC Residues by PAM II
    • Spinosad / Success Residues
  • Individual Residue Analysis
    • Alar (GC-MS, Conditt)
    • Alar (PAM II), >1 ppm (GC)
    • Avid (NOP – HPLC)
    • Benomyl / Carbendazim / MBC (NOP – LCMSMS)
    • Bromoxynil (NOP – LCMSMS)
    • Carzol
    • Chlordimeform (in honey) (LC)
    • Chlorophenoxy herbicides Screen (2, 4-D, etc.) (GC)
    • Clofentezine (Apollo) (NOP – LCMSMS)
    • Cyromazine (triguard) (NOP – LCMSMS)
    • Ethrel (ethephon) (GC)
    • Ethylene Dibromide (EDB fumigant) (GC)
    • ETU – (for EBDC confirmation) (GC)
    • Fenbutatin-oxide (NOP – LCMSMS)
    • Fluazifop (-p-butyl) – Fusilade (NOP – GC/LCMSMS)
  • Fosetyl-Al (aliette) (LCMSMS)
  • Glyphosate / Roundup (GC/LC)
  • Imazethapyr (pursuit) (NOP – LCMSMS)
  • Imidacloprid (NOP – LCMSMS)
  • Maleic hydrazide (GC)
  • Methoprene (NOP – LCMSMS)
  • Naphthalene acetic acid (NAA) (GC)
  • OPP (ortho phenylphenol) (NOP – GCMSMS)
  • Oryzalin (surflan) GC
  • Phosphine (Al / Zn Phosphide) (GC)
  • Rotenone (LCMSMS)
  • Silvex (chlorophenoxyherbicides) (GC)
  • Tebufenozide (Confirm) (NOP – LCMSMS)
  • Thiabendazole (TBZ) (NOP – GC/LCMSMS)
  • Thiocarbamates (Sutan, Vernam) (GC)
  • Metam sodium (MITC / Vapam) (GC)
  • Others upon request….

Preservatives, Acids, & Alcohol

  • Acetic Acid
  • Alcohols Profile (Ethanol, Methanol, Isopropanol)
  • Benzoic Acid
  • Citric Acid
  • Ethanol
  • Ethoxyquin
  • Formaldehyde (HPLC)
  • HQ
  • Lactic Acid (HPLC)
  • Malic Acid (HPLC)
  • Methanol
  • Organic Acids Profile, HPLC (malic, citric, acetic, lactic)
  • Potassium Sorbate (tested as sorbic acid)
  • Propionic Acid
  • Sodium Benzoate (tested as benzoic acid)
  • Sorbic Acid
  • TBHQ or HQ or dTBHQ
  • Total Acidity (titration)
  • Total Alkalinity (titration)

Miscellaneous Analyses

  • Aflatoxins (HPLC)
  • Alcohols Profile (Ethanol, Methanol, Isopropanol)
  • Amino acids profile, AOAC 982.30 – (10-15 days TAT)
  • Bisphenol A
  • Brix
  • Caffeine (HPLC)
  • Capsaicin, Scoville units (ASTA)
  • Chloramphenicol (HPLC)
  • Chlorides (titration)
  • Chlorophyll (AOAC 942.04)
  • Color
  • Coumarin, Vanillin and Ethyl Vanillin in Vanilla Extract
  • DCP in hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Decomposition, Sensory Evaluation
  • Density (Specific Gravity)
  • Drained weight
  • Diethylene Glycol
  • Ethyl Acetate residues
  • Ethyl Alcohol (% alcohol) (GC)
  • Ethylene/propylene oxide or chlorohydrin [ETO / PPO]
  • Fluorides (specific ion electrode)
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Gentian Violet (HPLC)
  • Histamine
  • Indole (HPLC)
  • Light filth
  • Macroscopic Filth
  • MCP & DCP
  • MCP in hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Malachite Green (a.k.a. Brilliant Green) (HPLC)
  • Melamine and Cyanuric Acid (GC)
  • Methyl Bromide fumigant residues
  • Methyl Mercury (GC)
  • Methylene Chloride residues
  • Nitrates
  • Ochratoxin
  • Patulin
  • pH
  • Piperine in Spices
  • Phthalates
  • Salt (as sodium chloride)
  • Scopolamine
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Sulfadazine
  • T-2 Toxin
  • Tetracyclines (AOAC 995.09) (HPLC)
  • Total Solids
  • Total Suspended Solids or Total Dissolved Solids
  • Trimethoprim
  • Tri-poly phosphates
  • Viscosity, Brookfield
  • Water Activity
  • Water Phase Salt

Inorganic Analysis (Minerals/Heavy Metals)

  • Aluminum
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium (foods, ceramic ware)
  • Calcium
  • Chlorides (titration)
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Heavy Metals Limit Test, FCC or USP as lead
  • Heavy Metals Screen, ICP/MS
  • Iron
  • Inorganic Arsenic
  • Iodine (> 1 ppm) {ISE 992.24}
  • Lead (foods, non-foods <e.g. paints>, ceramic ware)
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Mercury (Cold vapor generation)
  • Methyl Mercury
  • Mineral Package (Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn, Na, K, Zn)
  • Molybdenum
  • Nickel
  • Phosphorus (AOAC 986.24)
  • Potassium
  • Selenium (Hydride generation)
  • Silver
  • Sodium
  • Sulfites / Sulfur Dioxide (Monier-Williams)
  • Tin
  • Zinc

Cannabis

  • Potency Profile
    • GC-FID
    • LC-UV
    • LCMSMS
  • Terpene Profile
  • Microbiological Testing
    • Microbiological Screen
    • Aerobic Plate Count
    • Yeast & Mold
    • Coliforms
    • Listeria
    • Salmonella
  • Pesticide Residue Screening
    • USDA NOP GCMSMS
    • USDA NOP LCMSMS
  • Residual Solvent Testing
  • Metals Testing
    • Arsenic
    • Cadmium
    • Lead
    • Mercury
  • Nutritional Labeling
  • Shelf Life Testing
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