Accredited Food Sugar Testing

Fitz Scientific, a leading provider of food testing services, is proud to announce that its sugars testing method has achieved accreditation to the ISO17025 standard by INAB (Irish National Accreditation Board). This accreditation ensures that the testing method meets rigorous quality standards, providing reliable and precise results.

Accurate Sugar Profiling:

Fitz Scientific's accredited sugar testing method covers a comprehensive range of sugars, including:

  • Glucose
  • Fructose
  • Galactose
  • Lactose
  • Sucrose
  • Maltose.

By accurately measuring these sugars, food manufacturers can ensure their products meet nutritional requirements and labelling regulations. Moreover, Fitz Scientific also offers the determination of total sugar content in the product, providing a holistic understanding of its sugar composition.


Sugar profiling serves various purposes in the food industry. Fitz Scientific's advanced testing method facilitates the identification of low sugar and sugar-free products, enabling manufacturers to make accurate claims on their labels. This is particularly valuable for lactose-free milk, butter, and cheeses, where precise sugar analysis is crucial. Additionally, the testing method aids in identifying adulterated honey by detecting the presence of sugar cane, addressing the concerns raised by an EU study revealing that 46% of honey on supermarket shelves was not pure. Moreover, the method enables monitoring of fermentation processes, supporting quality control in the production of fermented foods and beverages.

Supporting Accurate Nutritional Labeling:

Nutritional labeling is essential for consumers to make informed choices. Fitz Scientific's accredited sugar testing method ensures accurate determination of sugar content, allowing manufacturers to provide reliable information on their product labels. According to EU Regulations, products can be labeled as "low sugar" if they contain no more than 5g of sugar per 100g in solids or 2.5g per 100ml in liquids. Similarly, products can be claimed as "sugar-free" if they contain no more than 0.5g of sugar per 100g or 100ml.

Comprehensive Accreditation Scope:

Fitz Scientific takes pride in its extensive scopes of accreditation for both food microbiology and chemistry testing. This accreditation underscores the company's commitment to delivering accurate and reliable results to its clients. By adhering to internationally recognized standards, Fitz Scientific ensures that its sugar testing method consistently meets the highest quality requirements, providing confidence to food manufacturers and consumers alike.

Fitz Scientific's accredited sugar testing method meets the standard for accurate sugar analysis in the food industry. With the ability to profile a wide range of sugars, identify low sugar and sugar-free products, detect adulterated honey, and support precise nutritional labelling, this method offers invaluable insights to food manufacturers. With their comprehensive scopes of accreditation, Fitz Scientific demonstrates their commitment to delivering excellence in both food microbiology and chemistry testing.

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