Heavy Metal Contamination

Heavy metal contamination can occur from bio-accumulation of metals through the food web, leaching of metals from packaging or contaminated surfaces and ingredients.  Utilizing inductively coupled mass spectrometery (ICP-MS) we can analyze a wide range of metal contaminantes including:

  • Arsenic (As)

  • Cadmium (Cd)

  • Lead (Pb)

  • Mercury (Hg)

  • Tin (Sn)

  • Copper (Cu)

  • Zinc (Zn)

  • Others​

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Food Allergen Screening

Food allergens can pose a serious health risk for individuals with mild to sever food allergies. We encourage processors and manufactures who may experience possible contamination of allergens to have their products and processing equipment tested. Utilizing protein based ELISA kits we can screen for a many different types of allergens in processed foods and environmental surfaces. potential allergens include:

  • Egg

  • Gluten

  • Milk

  • Peanuts

  • Walnuts

  • Hazel Nuts

  • Soy

  • Others

Pesticides

Twin Arbor Labs multi residue screening of pesticides in a variety of product types. Pesticide classes include:

  • Carbamate

  • Thiocarbamates

  • Organochlorides

  • Nitropesticides

  • Triazines

  • Organophosphates

  • Bipyridinium pesticides

  • Others

Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are naturally occuring toxins produced by certain types of mold (fungi) and pose adverse health effects to individuals who unintentionally consume them. The adverse health effects of mycotoxins range from acute poisoning to long-term effects such as immunodeficiency and cancer.

  • Ochratoxin

  • Aflatoxin A1

  • Aflatoxin A2

  • Aflatoxin B1

  • Aflatoxin B2

  • Others

Biogenic Amines

Biogenic amines are nitrogen containing compounds with low molecular weight. They are formed by the décarboxylation of amino acids and are commonly founds in fermented foods and beverages. 

  • Histamine

  • Putrasine

  • Tyramine

  • Cadaverine