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Beta Analytic 2018 Holiday Schedule

Published on January 18, 2018

Please be informed that the Miami lab will be closed during these periods (all dates inclusive):

• May 28 (Memorial Day) • July 4 (Independence Day) • September 3 (Labor Day) • November 22-23 (Thanksgiving Holiday) • December 24, 25, 26 (Christmas Holiday) • January 1, 2019 (New Year's Day)
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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 ... Read More

Hair Care Products in the USDA BioPreferred Program

Published on February 7, 2018

The consumer perception of traditional hair care has been changing over the last few years, as evidenced by increasing demand of more natural products that provide healthier and better results. This growing trend shifts the business focus to producing greener eco-friendly products that are, in large part, made of biological materials from agriculture, forestry or feedstocks. Manufacturers can then apply to have these products certified under the USDA BioPreferred Program, where they must meet or exceed the minimum biobased content percentage for that specific product category. Read More

BioPreferred Products for Pest Control

Published on January 22, 2018

As consumer demand for safer and greener products in pest control continues to rise, more and more businesses are hoping to get certified under the USDA BioPreferred Program. These biobased products can either be industrial or commercial goods made in large part with biological materials from agriculture, forestry, intermediate, or feedstocks. Read More

Carbon-14 Analysis of Vitamin B Complexes

Published on November 22, 2017

Beta Analytic Global Operations Manager Jasmine Garside discusses in the Autumn 2017 issue of Nutraceuticals Now the challenges surrounding development, procurement and labeling of “all natural” products and how carbon-14 testing can be used to check the veracity of "natural" Vitamin B preparations. Read More

What is “Natural”?

Published on October 22, 2017

The definition of “natural” has been a popular topic for years following the growing interest in natural products. The claim lacks clear regulation in many industries, resulting in ambiguity for consumers seeking natural products. While regulations catch up with trends, it is important for businesses with natural products to be able to offer clarity for their consumers on what assurances they have in place to substantiate their “natural” labels. Read More

Beta Analytic Shares Views on Quality Control in the Supplement Industry

Published on October 18, 2017

In a recent issue of Nutrition Industry Executive, Beta Analytic Research Associate Anna Lykkeberg participated in a roundtable discussion on quality and compliance in the supplement industry and discussed the challenges with natural products and the role of third-party testing. Read More

Carbon-14 Analysis: QA Tool for Dietary Supplements

Published on October 8, 2017

In a recently published issue of the Nutritional Outlook, Beta Analytic Global Operations Manager Jasmine Garside talks about the importance of Carbon-14 analysis as a quality assurance tool for the nutraceuticals industry. To protect the integrity of their brands, it is highly recommended for manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements to determine the veracity of high-value natural ingredients used in their products. Read More

Personal Care Products in the USDA BioPreferred Program

Published on September 11, 2017

The demand for natural products has seen continued growth over many years with Persistence Market Research predicting the natural and organic personal care market to exceed USD 21 million by 2024. With the strength of the demand for natural products, it has become ever more important for businesses to be able to differentiate their biobased products to consumers using a trusted program. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched its BioPreferred Voluntary Labelling Program to provide this opportunity while also promoting the move away from petrochemical-sourced products. Read More

Food Coloring – Natural or Synthetic?

Published on August 28, 2017

The food industry has seen a greater demand for naturally sourced additives compared to synthetic ones, and this is particularly true for food coloring and dyes. Business consulting firm Grand View Research predicts that the natural food coloring market will reach USD 2.5 billion by 2025. As the market grows, being able to detect the use of petroleum-derived synthetic food coloring becomes an increasingly important requirement for businesses, in order to ensure the authenticity of food colors labeled as natural. Read More