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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.