Food & Consumer Products Testing

Nutritional Analysis

Nutritional Analysis Overview:
EMSL Analytical, Inc offers full Nutritional Labeling services. The two most common methods for determining the nutritional content of a product are Laboratory Based Analysis and Database Analysis.

Laboratory Based Analysis:
This method simply requires the client to send in the product(s) to be tested (minimum of 500g of sample needed). The laboratory utilizes scientific methods and equipment to physically analyze your sample for the various components that make up the nutritional information needed. Virtually any food sample can be analyzed with the laboratory based method.

Database Analysis:
This method requires that the client sends in detailed information about each product such as recipe, nutritional facts per 100g of each ingredient, and pre and post processing weights. Not all food types are appropriate for the Database method. The Database method is conducted strictly via paperwork (email, fax, phone etc), no physical sample is required for analysis.

Camera Ready Nutrition Facts Panel:
When the appropriate analysis is selected and performed EMSL Analytical Inc can provide a camera ready nutrition facts panel, ready for labeling, based on the data derived from analysis. Several formats are available


Laboratory Based Nutritional Analysis


EMSL Analytical, Inc offers Laboratory based Nutritional analysis compliant with FDA Labeling Laws. Laboratory based nutritional analysis methods require a physical sample of the product(s) be sent to the laboratory. The samples are then prepped and analyzed in the laboratory using various scientific instruments and techniques to yield data that is specific and unique to the product.

Laboratory based nutritional analysis can be used for virtually any food type. This method can be used when:

- General Nutritional Labeling needs
- Validating manufacturer / supplier nutritional information
- Validating data generated from software based database analysis
- Product contains unique or exotic ingredients or processing techniques
- Analyzing food for animals (pet foods and agricultural feeds)
- Accurate nutrient per 100g values are needed for CofA’s or Database inclusion

Reports will feature values per 100g and per serving size (when provided) of the product. Where applicable, % RDI and % DV values will also be provided. Additional voluntary nutrients, vitamins and minerals are available – please inquire.

Laboratory Based Nutritional Analysis for Mandatory Nutrients Include:
- Protein
- Moisture
- Ash
- Fat Profile (total, sat, mono, poly and trans fat)
- Sugar profile
- Total Dietary Fiber
- Sodium
- Calcium
- Iron
- Cholesterol
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Carbohydrates
- Calories
- Calories from Fat



Nutritional Database Analysis


EMSL Analytical, Inc offers Nutritional Database analysis compliant with FDA Labeling Laws. We utilize the prestigious Genesis® SQL Database produced by Esha Research.

Nutritional Database analysis requires that the formula for the product, along with detailed information about each ingredient and product processing information, be submitted in writing to the analyzing laboratory. Typically, no physical sample is required to be submitted. Database analysis can be used for products that have common ingredients and products that have minimal processing, cooking, baking or drying.

Database analysis is not recommended when validation of nutrients is needed, for products that have unique or exotic ingredients, for products with ingredients for which there is no nutritional data available, or for products that undergo extensive processing. This method can only be used for human foods.

Nutritional Database Analysis Report Options Include:
- Recipe Overview
- Ingredient Statement
- Allergen Statement (optional)
- Nutrient Content Claims
- Nutrient Value per Serving
- Camera Ready Nutrition Facts Panel


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