You need confidence in your suppliers and your customers need confidence in you. Everyone in the industry is aware of the issue of fraudulent and mislabeled fruit juices. Failure to evaluate and document juice authenticity can lead to serious consequences: loss of valued clients, damage to company and brand reputation, and exposure to civil and criminal liability.
In keeping with these considerations, Krueger Food Laboratories, Inc. (KFL) has developed authenticity analyses for all major juice products, including:
The analyses we perform are selected for their combined usefulness in detecting problems of adulteration and mislabeling.
Our authenticity analyses take into account a wide variety of factors, allowing for the detection of most forms of economic adulteration. In some cases, where problems are indicated by the results of these analyses, we recommend additional tests as necessary for confirmation.
As the only laboratory in North America offering all of these services on site, we are uniquely qualified to provide rapid, reliable and confidential evaluation of fruit juice products. We have built a solid national and international reputation for ethical, confidential service. KFL has implemented a thorough quality system to assure reliable analytical services. We use only well validated methods of analysis. Our staff are highly qualified and well-trained professionals. We regularly participate in interlaboratory studies and check sample programs.
Our expertise in the fruit juice industry is backed by many years of experience and is reflected in the publication of numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. We are actively involved in the development and validation of new methodology. We hold refereeships in AOAC International and memberships on the Technical Committee on Juice and Juice Products and the Analytical and Statistical Commissions of the International Federation of Fruit Juice Producers (IFU). KFL is a member of the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL), an organization which requires adherence to a stringent code of ethics, a commitment to excellence in service that we believe every client should require from their independent laboratory.