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Distillates, Kombucha and Other Foods

Alcohol: Ethanol- Distillates & Kombucha

  • Purpose: The amount of ethanol in distilled spirits must be disclosed on the label.  Kombucha that contains more than 0.5% ABV is regulated as an alcoholic beverage.
  • Technique: Gas Chromatography-Flame Ion Detection (GC-FID)/ Distillation-Density
  • Price: $45

Alcohol: Ethanol- Non-Beverage Foods

  • Purpose: Sauces, salsas, jellies, syrups, etc. where alcohol has been added.
  • Technique: Gas Chromatography-Flame Ion Detection (GC-FID)
  • Price: $60

 Alcohol: Methanol (distillates)

  • Purpose: Methanol is an unwanted, poisonous byproduct produced in small amounts during fermentation of grains and some fruits. 
  • Technique: Gas Chromatography-Flame Ion Detection (GC-FID)
  • Price: $45

Acetic Acid (kombucha)

  • Purpose: Acetic acid is the most abundant volatile acid.
  •  Technique: HPLC/Enzymatic
  • Price: $90

Sugars: Residual Sugar (kombucha)

  • Purpose: Quantification of the fermentable sugar (glucose and fructose).
  • Technique: HPLC/Enzymatic
  • Analysis Notes: Reported as a percentage, this analysis gives an indication of sweetness level. Yeast can metabolize both glucose and fructose.
  • Price: $55