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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

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

Beta Analytic 2017 Holiday Schedule Miami

Published on January 18, 2017

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

May 29 (Memorial Day)
July 4 (Independence Day)
September 4 (Labor Day)
November 23-24 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
December 22, 25, 26 (Christmas Holiday)
January 1, 2018 (New Year's Day)
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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

USDA BioPreferred Program – Construction Products

Published on August 21, 2017

As product sustainability becomes an increasingly important marketing tool for environmentally conscious consumers, businesses are looking for clear and reliable ways to demonstrate this. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred Program promotes the purchase and use of biobased products through its Federal Purchasing Mandate and Voluntary Labeling Program and also aims to boost jobs and markets for farming commodities. Read More

How to Detect Petrochemical Adulteration in Curcumin

Published on August 13, 2017

Curcumin is one of the major curcuminoids found in turmeric and has many uses from food and supplements to cosmetics. In 2015, the size of the curcumin market exceeded $39 million with the majority of use seen in the pharmaceutical and food industries. Read More

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. Read More