AGROLAB LUFA GmbH in Kiel and Dr. A. Verwey B.V. in Rotterdam now also offer comprehensive analyzes for these food components.
The growing interest in healthy and sustainable nutrition is generating curiosity, especially when experimenting with new types of food.
Insects in particular are now among the new "food trends".
However, the interesting food products also raise some questions about product safety, origin, authenticity and usefulness.
Insects (-components) as a foodstuff are an outstanding alternative to the consumption of meat products, especially with their high protein and fat content, and have already been processed into food products in isolated cases. The question regarding the hazard potential is justified, since no specific evaluation bases are yet available.
WE CURRENTLY RECOMMEND THE INVESTIGATION OF PRODUCTS WITH INSECT CONTENT:
- Microbiological parameters (analogue Crustaceans)
- Heavy metals (lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, zinc, copper)
- Pesticide residues
- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
- Dioxins, dl and ndl PCBs
- Mycotoxins (Aflatoxins, DON/ZEA)
- Nutritional values Big 8
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