Essential Oil Testing

Essential Oils Testing – Natural vs Synthetic

Published on September 25, 2019

In an article published recently in Personal Care Europe, Beta Analytic’s marketing specialist Haley Gershon described the value of Carbon-14 testing in the growing essential oils industry as a tool to help stop the spread of synthetic, petrochemical-derived ingredients erroneously labeled as “natural”.

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How to Identify Fraudulent Natural Products

Published on April 24, 2019

ISO 17025-accredited Beta Analytic presented the results of its garlic oil case study in an article published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The lab tested five commercially available garlic oil — four were labeled as “natural” and one sample was clearly labeled as “artificial”. All five samples passed GC-MS testing. However, Carbon-14 […]

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Natural vs Synthetic Peppermint Oil – How to Screen for Adulteration

Published on March 15, 2019

In a recent issue of Perfumer & Flavorist, Beta Analytic Marketing Specialist Haley Gershon described how carbon-14 analysis can be used to screen for synthetic petrochemical-derived adulterants in essential oils like peppermint oil.

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Natural vs Synthetic Menthol – How to Check for Adulteration

Published on January 7, 2019

Menthol is a compound that is used across many industries from confectionary to pharmaceutical products. Its popularity and range of applications stems from its activation of cold-sensitive human tissue receptors. There are both natural and synthetic sources of menthol available today, with synthetic menthol expected to see increasing market growth.

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Verifying Natural Products: Is Carbon-14 Analysis Necessary?

Published on April 10, 2018

As natural products become more popular, so follows the increasing incentive for adulteration. There are many testing methods available to help authenticate natural products. However, owing to the complexity of many natural products and new adulteration methods, there is no single test that can guarantee 100% authenticity.

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How Do QC Analysts Confirm Petrochemical Adulteration in Bitter Almond Oil?

Published on February 15, 2018

Economically motivated adulteration of bitter almond oil is a major concern in the food and beverage industry. Quality control teams need a stringent method to confirm if their bitter almond oil ingredient is natural or has been artificially made from petrochemical derivatives. Although there are several techniques that can detect adulteration, only carbon-14 analysis can […]

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How Carbon-14 Analysis Enhances Garlic Oil Quality Control

Published on November 14, 2017

Garlic oil is vulnerable to economically motivated adulteration and misleading or false labeling. ISO 17025-accredited natural products testing lab Beta Analytic selected garlic oil as subject of a case study precisely because of these reasons and to highlight the need for strict quality control measures for essential oils. Beta Analytic tested five garlic oil samples […]

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Beta Analytic Talks About Natural Garlic Oil Verification

Published on August 7, 2017

In a recently published issue of the Perfumer & Flavorist, Beta Analytic Global Operations Manager Jasmine Garside talks about challenges in garlic oil production, the vulnerability of garlic oil to adulteration and how companies can verify the “natural” claims of their suppliers through Carbon-14 analysis.

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Beta Analytic Recommends Natural Source Testing to F&F Industry

Published on December 2, 2016

According to ISO 17025-accredited natural product testing lab Beta Analytic, Carbon-14 analysis is an ideal tool for the flavor and fragrance industry to address challenges in demonstrating the natural source of products in a reproducible manner. Through Carbon-14 analysis, petrochemical adulteration of flavors and fragrance oils can be easily detected.

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