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Food, feed and drink quantitative analysis

With accreditation to ISO 17025:2017, we provide quantitative analysis of food, feed and drink products to determine a full profile of amino acids. We routinely work within the nutraceutical, farming and food manufacturing industries. The report can also be provided for specific amino acids such as methionine, taurine or phenylalanine, often of interest to customers in specialist food industries.


UKAS accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and unrivalled expertise in amino acid analysis, our scientific analysis laboratory, gives you complete confidence in the results obtained.


We ensure a rapid turnaround, and also offer an optional Express Service for situations that demand urgent results. We provide results in a comprehensible and user-friendly format.


Our team of experts provide you with guidance and support throughout your project. Our laboratory, located in the UK, caters to clients worldwide.


The post-column detection method we use for analysis and identification of amino acids is robust and ideal for quantitative analysis of food, feed and drink products.


Our food, feed and drink analysis service offers professional assistance throughout the entire project, as well as possible method development to suit your specific requirements.


Our clients include local and multinational food and feed manufacturers, fertiliser manufacturers, raw material suppliers, food testing laboratories, nutraceutical industries, specialist dietary providers, academic researchers, and biotech scientists.

Analysis of feed, food and drink method

Our laboratory provides two types of amino acid analysis: “total” and “free”. Our team of experts will work closely with you to determine which analysis is most appropriate for your specific requirements. We are happy to sign non-disclosure agreements and can also develop customised methods to meet your unique needs. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Suitable for the analysis of protein content in food, feed and drink products
  • Quantification of 18 of the 20 proteinogenic amino acids
  • Quantification of hydroxyproline, cysteine and tryptophan in samples with additional techniques
  • Analysis of the protein content of specialist low-protein dietary and nutritional products (for phenylketonuria)
  • Robust methodology analyses products that are not pure protein-based, such as carbohydrates and fats
  • Analyses amino acid ratios and percentage of net peptide content in purified peptides or proteins
Types of samples

A wide range of food, feed, and drink products can be analysed for amino acid content to understand the nutritional content including:

Dairy and milk products including milk, cheese, and yoghurt
Baby and infant formula
Whey protein bars and supplements
Meat and poultry products, including edible insects
Seafood, such as fish, shellfish, and crustaceans
Plant-based proteins, such as soy, pea, and wheat protein
Fruits and vegetables
Grains, beans, legumes and pulses
Pet food and animal feeds, fodder and silage
Plant items such as leaves, petals, nuts and seeds
Cereals and grains, including wheat, rice, and oats
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including wine, beer, and juice
Raw materials
Products containing taurine
Collagen and collagen products
Waste products
Growth media and supplements for GMP culture processes
Protein and peptide based pharmaceutical products
Protein lysates
Nutritional supplements

More details on the specific requirements of samples can be found on the amino acid sample information page or in the technical document. However, our team is always on hand to help should you have any questions about the quantitative analysis of food, feed and drink products. For more information, please email us at or call us on +44(0)1527 584495 to speak to one of our experts.

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AltaBioscience Ltd

37 Walkers Road,
Manor Side,
B98 9HE

Telephone: +44 (0)1527 584495

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