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AQA Metal Contaminants and Nutrients in Food

June 2018

 
        AQA 18-10 METAL CONTAMINANTS AND NUTRIENTS IN FOOD

Sample

Analytes

Approximate Conc. Range (mg/kg)**

Price*
AU $

 

S1
15 g
freeze dried
liver
total
elements

Ag

0.020 - 8.00

FOR NATIONAL
PARTICIPANTS

Any single
sample
$480

 

Any two
samples
$670

 

All three
samples
$860

FOR INTERNATIONAL
PARTICIPANTS

Any single
sample
$650

 

Any two
samples
$880

 

All three
samples
$995

Al

50.0 - 1 250

As (total)

0.020 - 10.0

Inorganic As***

TBA

Be

TBA

Ca

20.0 - 400

Cd

0.050 – 2.00

Cr

0.020 - 5.00

Cu

0.500 - 40.0

Fe

50.0 - 1 250

Hg

0.020 - 2.00

K

2 500 - 75 000

Mg

500 - 15 000

Mn

0.500 - 40.0

Na

500 - 15 000

Ni

0.020 - 5.00

Pb

0.010 - 2 000

S

2 500 - 75 000

Se

0.025 - 5.00

Sn

0.025 - 5.00

U

TBA

Zn

25.0 - 500

 

S2
30 g
animal feed
total
elements

Al

50.0 - 1250

As

0.050 - 1.25

B

1.00 - 75.0

Ba

1.00 - 75.0

Ca

25 000 -1 500 000

Cd

0.025 - 2.00

Co

0.200 - 15.0

Cr

1.00 - 75.0

Cu

1.00 -75.0

Fe

50.0 -1250

Hg

0.025 -2.00

K

750 -15 000

Mg

750 -15 000

Mn

50.0 -1 250

Mo

0.200 -15.0

Na

750 -15 000

P

750 -15 000

Pb

0.050  -1.25

S

750-15 000

Se

0.050 -1.25

Zn

50.0 -1 250

Total Nitrogen, Total Organic Carbon

TBA

S3
30 mL of
S2 acid digest
further fortified
for some
dissolved elements

 

mg/L

Al

TBA

As

TBA

B

TBA

Cr

TBA

Cu

TBA

Fe

TBA

K

TBA

Pb

TBA

Sb

TBA

Se

TBA

Zn

TBA

*Shipping costs are included; GST not included. ** As these samples are real samples, the values given are indicative, based on the range of materials used in previous rounds. These ranges will be readjusted in the dispatch letter.  TBA = to be advised. ***Participants will have the option not to be scored.

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