Trace Residue Services – Contaminants/Residues

Contaminants/Residues Food Testing Services

Acrylamide testing, Glycols testing, Illegal Dyes and Colorants testing, Melamine and  Cyanuric Acid testing, Pesticides and Fungicides testing, and Veterinary Drug Residue testing; we provide the highest level testing services for these contaminants and many more. Take a look at a brief description regarding these tests:

Acrylamide Testing-   Acrylamide is a carcinogen found in cooked foods such as French Fries, Potato Chips, Crackers, Bread, Cookies, Breakfast Cereal, Canned Black Olives, Prune Juice, and coffee for example. IEH Analytical offers the test (LCMSMS) down 10 ppb levels. Our testing methods are cutting edge, highly sensitive , and validated for almost all foods by the FDA and European Researchers

Glycols Testing-   Diethylene Glycol (DEG) is often times used a substitute for Glycerol (Glycerin) in toothpaste, cough syrup, and other products that are manufactured and exports as private-labels or counterfeit products. Analysis of products for the presence of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol is available for our food partners.

Melamine and Cyanuric Acid Testing- Melamine was first found in 2007 in food exported to the USA which contained contaminated wheat gluten and rice protein which has since resulted in the death of several dogs and cats. Based on our expansive laboratory network we are able to provide the highest quality melamine testing to the food industry.

Pesticides and Fungicides- Our worldwide and national wide network of laboratories can do testing for all types of pesticides and fungicides.

Veterinary Drug Residue Testing- Veterinary drug residues are used to cure and prevent diseases for pets and also to gain weight and tranquilise during transportation. Veterinary drugs are a complex group of substances with a couple of hundred actives belonging to different chemical classes and therapeutic areas, e.g. antibiotics, antiparasitics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as phenylbutazone, hormones and, beta-agonists. IEH has offers comprehensive veterinary drug residue testing


Here’s a full list of the contaminants and residues we test for. Feel free to get in touch with our food testing experts if you have any questions

  • Acrylamide
  • Antibiotics
  • Cyanide
  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Glycols
  • Illegal Dyes & Colorants
  • Heavy Metals & Specification
  • Melamine & Cyanuric Acid
  • Patulin
  • Plant Hormones
  • PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls)
  • PAHs
  • Pesticides & Fungicides
  • Phenols
  • Phthalate Screen
  • Primary Pollutants in Water & Soil
  • Water & Soil
  • Residual Solvents
  • Steroids
  • Sudan Dyes
  • Tannin & Lignin
  • Veterinary Drug Residue
  • Screen
  • VOCs & SVOCs