Food Investigations Authentication of Essences and Essential oils Authentication of vegetable oils Identification of animal fat types. Authentication of spirits and liqueurs Smoke Taint in Wine Identification of foreign objects in food: Metals Plastics & rubbers Biological items (hairs, teeth, insects) Common drugs and poisons screen Monomer migration Synthetic Food Colours Chloropropanols Methanol in wines and spirits. Quinine in wines and tonic drinks. Heavy metal levels. Inorganic Arsenic Bisphenol A (BPA) Acrylamide Antioxidants (BHA, BHT, EQ, TBHQ, Parabens, Gallates) Gums & Thickeners Steviol Glycosides Ascorbyl Palmitate Rosemary Extract Natural and synthetic wax coatings on fruit Food Acids Benzo[a]pyrene Other services Expert Witness Provision Insurance Claim Investigations Forensic and Legal Investigations. Techniques Optical microscopy Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) Chromatography (GC, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS) Physical testing Classical chemistry test For enquiries, contact Lee Kennedy Email Us B.App.Sci (Applied Chemistry) Authorised Analyst, Authorised under the Food Act of Victoria for the chemical analysis of foods and under the Health Act of Victoria for the analysis of Drugs, Articles and Substances. Approved Analyst, under the Food Act of NSW, 2003 Approved Analyst, under the Food Act of SA, 2003 NATA Technical Assessor, Food Chemistry. Member, Royal Australian Chemical Institute. Member, Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology. Member, Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society. Member, AOAC.