Product Development

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Focused on catering, manufacturing and institutional
Managing balance of food and beverage
Profitability means cost reduction and increased growth

Food & Beverage Product Development

Epicurus maintains relationships with laboratories and research facilities to develop food and beverage products for our clients.

Epicurus’ Analytical and Food Chemistry Departments place at your disposal an array of modern analytical equipment and a skilled and dedicated professional staff with extensive experience in the analysis of a broad spectrum of products. Such products include:

  • Meat & Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Dairy
  • Produce
  • Juice & Juice Products
  • Beverages
  • Recipe Ingredients
  • Herbs, teas, spices and other specialty products

Types of analysis available include, but are not limited to:

  • Nutritional Analysis and Labeling: protein, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, moisture, minerals, vitamins, caloric content
  • Flavor: taste, texture, palatability, aftertaste, post conumption effects, visual appeal, appetite effect
  • Miscellaneous Properties: flavor/odor components, pH, water activity, internal temperature
  • Additives: preservatives, dyes
  • Toxins: Aflatoxins, Patulin, Ochratoxin, Zearalenone
  • Pesticide Residues: Over 120 insecticides, herbicides and fungicides
  • Problem Solving: Unknown contaminants, metals, off-flavors, off-odors

Data Quality and Acceptability are our clients’ primary concerns, and for this reason our analyses employ officially validated analytical methods acceptable to regulatory agencies such as FDA and USDA.

Official Methods include those published by:

  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Association of Official Analytical Chemists
  • Refereed Journals
  • Manufacturers’ Registrations

Please call to discuss your analytical and research needs, and let us provide you with a detailed quote. For more information, please contact us.