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Food & Cosmetic Component Standards


Our selection of allergen standards includes analytical standards and CRMs of food allergen proteins and allergenic fragrances compliant to IFRA. Besides the single component standards, we also offer two multi-component CRMs of fragrance allergens and a mix of furocoumarins suitable for IFRA methods..


Biogenic amines are formed in food products by the bacterial decarboxylation of amino acids. They can be harmful to humans if ingested in high amounts. Our portfolio of amine standards includes analytical standards and CRMs of different amines for the analysis of food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products. Primary amines can react with nitroso compounds to form harmful nitrosamines.

Biotoxins and Mycotoxins

We offer a wide range of analytical standards and CRMs for various biotoxins. Our range includes:

The portfolio includes neat materials, single and multi component solutions, matrix materials, and also a range of isotope labeled analogs.


Our portfolio of food colorants or dyes reference materials includes both synthetic (such as diazo dyes) as well as natural (such as chlorophyll or carotenoids) pigments. The range comprises of both the authorized and restricted or banned dyes.

Extractables and Leachables / Food Contact Materials

Extractables and Leachables (E&L) are chemical compounds with the potential to migrate into consumer products or food from the packaging material, tubing, or medical devices. This can result in their exposure to the patients or consumers of food and beverage products. This requires the manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and medical devices to perform extensive E&L studies for the identification of compounds that might leach into the product and, if necessary, assessment of the toxicity of these chemicals. Although there is no finite list of analytes to be tested for, there are certain monomers or additives that are very often detected in the extractables and leachables.

To facilitate the identification and quantification of extractables and leachables, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of reference materials. The list includes more than 200 certified reference materials and analytical standards for commonly found extractables and leachables including specific CRM mixes for system suitability testing, including mixes for MOSH and MOAH testing.

The portfolio also includes many products listed in the positive lists of a big range of global food contact materials regulations, such as the EU regulation 10/2011 for plastics intended to come into contact with food.

Also, we offer a range of reference materials for the most common nitrosamine contaminants

As a result of a collaboration with Waters Corporation, we are listing Ion Mobility values (CCS) for a selection of extractables and leachables which are listed in the  Waters Extractables & Leachables UNIFI scientific library.

Flavors and Fragrances

This range includes more than 500 flavor and fragrance standards for use in the quality control of your food and cosmetic products. Our portfolio focuses on the analytical standards of aroma compounds from the “EU positive list of authorized flavoring substances” (EFSA 10/2012). The range includes allergenic compounds according to IFRA methods, flavor enhancers, sweeteners, as well as the fragrance substances of cosmetics, perfumes, and essential oils.

Genetically Modified Organisms

We offer more than 100 matrix materials for the different levels of various genetically modified organisms (GMOs), manufactured by the European Joint Research Center (JRC). Included are matrix materials for genetically modified maize, soya, cotton, rapeseed, potato or sugar beet.

Organic acids

Our portfolio of organic acid standards comprises of neat standards as well as CRM solutions for the chromatographic analysis of food and metabolomics testing.


We offer a range of analytical standards and certified reference materials for the most common sweeteners present in food and beverage products. The portfolio includes synthetic sweeteners as well as carbohydrate and stevia glycosides.

UV blockers

UV blockers are chemical compounds that have a high capacity of absorbing UV light. They are used in cosmetic products to provide protection from sunlight and to avoid sunburns.

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