Food and Feed additives
BRF’s Food and Feed Additives Division Is dedicated to providing comprehensive services for the evaluation, analysis, and testing of food and feed additives. With a focus on ensuring safety, quality, and regulatory compliance, BRF offers a range of tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of clients in the food and feed industry.
The division offers expertise in the evaluation and testing of various food and feed additives, including preservatives, flavor enhancers, antioxidants, emulsifiers, and nutritional supplements. BRF conducts comprehensive assessments to evaluate the safety and efficacy of these additives, ensuring they meet regulatory requirements and are suitable for consumption.
BRF’s state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are equipped with advanced analytical instruments, enabling the division to perform a wide range of and analyses. These include ingredient analysis, identification of contaminants, determination of nutritional content, and assessment of stability and shelf-life.
The division also conducts studies to assess the toxicological profile and potential allergenicity of food and feed additives. This includes acute and chronic toxicity testing, genotoxicity assessments, and allergenicity studies, helping clients ensure the safety of their products.
Additionally, BRF’s Food and Feed Additives Division provides formulation support, assisting clients in the development and optimization of additive formulations. The division offers expertise in ingredient compatibility, formulation stability, and optimization of dosages, ensuring that additives are effective and perform as intended.
BRF’s laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art gamma radiation detection instruments capable of accurately measuring radiation levels. The highly skilled team of scientists at BRF is trained in using these specialized instruments and conducting radiation analysis in accordance with international standards and guidelines.
By employing gamma radiation detection, BRF helps clients in the food and feed industry to ensure the safety and quality of their products. The division conducts rigorous testing to identify and quantify any gamma radiation present in food and feed additives. This enables clients to meet regulatory requirements, mitigate potential health risks, and maintain consumer confidence in their products.
BRF’s team of experienced scientists and regulatory experts stay up-to-date with the latest industry regulations and guidelines. The division follows good laboratory practices (GLP) and adheres to international standards, providing clients with reliable data and regulatory compliance.
With its commitment to excellence, scientific rigor, and customer-centric approach, BRF’s Food and Feed Additives Division is a trusted partner for clients in the food and feed industry. Whether clients require additive analysis, safety assessments, formulation support, or regulatory guidance, BRF provides comprehensive solutions to meet their specific needs, ensuring the safety, quality, and compliance of food and feed additives.
Quick overview of services we can provide
- Total viable count
- Pathogen detection (Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, etc.)
- Yeast and mold count
- Coliform count
- Enterobacteriaceae count
- Spoilage organisms detection
- Allergen-specific ELISA or PCR
- Gluten testing (for gluten-free product labeling)
- Milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nut, and other allergen detection
- Cross-contamination assessment
- Proximate analysis (moisture, ash, fat, protein, carbohydrate)
- Vitamin and mineral content analysis
- Dietary fiber analysis
- Fatty acid profile analysis
- Caloric value determination
- Mycotoxin testing (aflatoxins, ochratoxin, etc.)
- Heavy metal analysis (lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic)
- Pesticide residue analysis
- Veterinary drug residue analysis
- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) analysis
- Microbiological stability testing
- Sensory evaluation (organoleptic assessment)
- Nutrient degradation analysis
- Oxidative stability testing
- Packaging integrity assessment
- Physical stability evaluation (phase separation, sedimentation)
- Chemical stability testing (degradation kinetics)
- Shelf-life determination
- Temperature stress testing
- Light exposure testing