Chemical analysis

The Chemical Analysis Testing Laboratory offers testing services for the food and animal feed industry.

Chemical analysis testing is necessary to:

  • Provide information on the nutritional value of foodstuffs
  • Verify the correct composition of food products
  • Assess the quality of raw materials and products

The following measurements are among those available with no particular prior notice

MeasurementMethodMeasuring range
AshISO 5984:2002 / AC 1:20050.1–100%
Dry materialISO 6496:1999 (E)0.1–100%
FatAOCS Ba 3-38 (2017), modified.0.1–100%
FatISO 1443:19730.1–100%
Nitrogen, N (Protein)ISO 5983-1:2005/AC 1:2009 (E)0.1–100%
SaltAOAC 976.18 (2005)0.1–100%
ChlorineAOAC 976.18 (2005)0.6–600 g/kg

Modified methods are methods that have been slightly changed from the original method.

Other measurements

Information on the methods used may be obtained from Sýni ehf.

  • ADF, fibre content in animal feed
  • Ammonia
  • Anisidine values
  • Acetic acid
  • Phosphate
  • Free fatty acid
  • Glazing
  • Iodine value
  • Cholesterol
  • Nutritional value
  • Unsaponifiable matter
  • Peroxide values
  • Saponification value
  • Citric acid
  • Sulphites
  • Saccharides
  • Acidity (pH)
  • Water content in fat
  • Water-soluble proteins

Waste water

  • COD
  • Suspended solids
  • Oil and fats
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Other as per agreement

Further information provided by: Snorri Þórisson

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