Laboratory analysis and quantification of ethylene oxide for the food industry

Your needs : to identify the presence of ethylene oxide in your food matrices

What is ethylene oxide ?

Ethylene oxide is a molecule which, in its gaseous form, is classified as a carcinogen if it is regularly ingested. Its content in food products is therefore limited and highly regulated.

It is therefore necessary to manage the presence of this oxide in your ingredients such as sesame seeds, flours, breads, spices or ready meals.

Our solution : to determine ethylene oxide content by HS-GC-MS or GC-MS

Our analytical techniques

FILAB laboratory has developed specific methods for the determination of ethylene oxide by exhaustive extraction in order to recover any residues present in the extract. The analysis is generally done by HS-GCMS, i.e., Gas Chromatography paired with a HeadSpace detector capable of detecting highly volatile organic elements.

Why call on FILAB for these analysis ?

FILAB laboratory is able to offer you tailored support not only for the determination of ethylene oxide content in your food matrices but also for research into alternative substances to replace this carcinogenic molecule. Our highly qualified experts and our 2100m² analytical fleet allow us to offer reliable results, in a short time frame and at a very competitive price point.

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

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