Beverage Analyses


Analytical Packages

Analyses listed below are for both non-standard alcoholic beverages (e.g. RTD beverages, Kombucha) and non-alcoholic beverages

Basic

Parameter - Method - Price

pH* - Electrochemistry - $7

Brix* - Refractometer - $7

Density/Specific Gravity* - Digital Density Meter - $7

Conductivity* -Electrochemistry - $7

Turbidity*- Nephelometer - $7

*=Accredited Test

Alcohol

Alcohol*

Parameters: Alcohol by volume

Method: Anton Paar Alcolyzer

Price: $28

Alcohol - Cream

Parameters: Alcohol by volume - dairy/cream based samples (e.g. kefir, coconut kefir)

Method: Skalar Segmented Flow Analysis

Price: $28

Note: In accordance with CFIA regulations beverages containing 1.1% or more alcohol by volume must declare the percentage by volume of alcohol contained in the product.

*=Accredited Test

Sugars Analyses

Sugars Profile*

Parameters: Glycerol, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Maltose, and Lactose

Method: HPLC-RI

Price: $44

Note: Not available for Cider Samples or fruit samples containing high levels of sorbitol

Total Reducing Sugar*

Parameters: Total reducing sugar reported in g/L sucrose

Method: Skalar Segmented Flow Analysis

Price: $28

*=Accredited Test

Caffeine

Parameters: Caffeine

Method: HPLC-DAD

Price: $53

Organic Acid Profile

Parameters: Oxalic, tartaric, malic, lactic, acetic, citric, succinic acids

Method: HPLC-UV-VIS

Price: $50

Phenolic and Anthocyanin Analysis

For fruit analysis - e.g. Haskaps, blueberries

Parameter: Total phenolic content (Gallic Acid Equivalents)

Method: Spectrophotometer, Folin-Ciocalteu assay

Price: $33

Parameter: Total anthocyanin content (expressed as the primary anthocyanin equivalent for the type of sample)

Method: Spectrophotometer, pH differential assay

Price: $33

Synthetic Dyes

Synthetic Dyes*

Parameters:  Indigo carmine, tartrazine, allura red, amaranth, sunset yellow, fast green, brilliant blue, erythrosin B

Method: HPLC-UV-Vis

Price: $66

Health Canada permits the above listed synthetic dyes in unstandardized alcoholic beverages

*=Accredited Test

Metals, Cations, and Anions Analyses

Metals*

Parameters: Arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, copper, and lead

Method: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Price: Panel - $94, single metal - $50

If samples are not to be provided in their final packaging, please use new, clean, plastic containers.

Other metals outside the scope of accreditation may also be tested - please enquire.

*=Accredited Test

Cations

Parameters: Sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron

Method: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Price: Panel - $55, single cation - $44

Anions

Parameters: Fluoride, chloride, bromide, nitrate, nitrite, sulfate, phosphate

Method: Ion Chromatography

Price: Panel - $75, single anion- $40

Liquor Corporation Panels

Sample types: Spirits, liqueurs, spirit-based ready to drink beverages

Parameters: Alcohol by volume, methanol (spirits with < 50g/L sugar), total reducing sugar, total SO2 (RTDs), free SO2 (RTDs), sorbic acid (RTDs), ethyl carbamate, arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, lead, synthetic dyes (liqueurs & RTDs).

Price: $225

Note: To ensure that the Certificate of Analysis (CoA) provided for the Liquor Corporation Panel will be accepted by the jurisdiction/country you want to be listed with, it is your responsibility to check the listing requirements.

Sample types: Beer and Beer/malt-based ready to drink beverages

Parameters: Alcohol by volume, total sugar, total SO2 (RTDs), free SO2 (RTDs), sorbic acid (RTDs), ethyl carbamate, arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, lead, synthetic dyes (RTDs).

Price: $250

Note: To ensure that the Certificate of Analysis (CoA) provided for the Liquor Corporation Panel will be accepted by the jurisdiction/country you want to be listed with, it is your responsibility to check the listing requirements.