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Columbia Laboratories performs many analyses on peppermint and spearmint oil and leaf. Tests include microbiological, pesticide residues and oil content to name a few. An analysis is performed for products which are to be exported and imported as well as those for domestic use. The following are some of the tests often requested on mint commodities.

  • P2450 Mint Pesticide Profile (for oil or plants)
  • P2451 Expanded Mint Pesticide Profile
  • Phthalate Profile (E6000) for detecting mint old adulteration (15+esters)
  • Mint oil components profile (by GC-MS)
  • Volatile impurities in oil (solvents, etc.)
  • Microbiological
    APC, Coliform, E. coli, Salmonella, Yeast & Molds
  • Ash, acid insoluble (for leaves)
  • Oil content (for plants)
  • Special customer-specific profiles

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