Cola should ONLY be cola

Consumers have come to recognize and adore the consistent taste, smell and texture of cola. They expect the taste to be the same from day to day, the quality to be consistent, and the product to be free of contamination. Our instruments help in giving the manufacturers and contract labs that assurance.  From citrate and phosphate analysis to additive testing – we have the solutions for your needs.


Rapid and sensitive UHPLC screening of food dyes in carbonated beverages using UV/Vis wavelength switching

The analysis of food dyes in carbonated beverages is important as many of these dyes are either controlled substances or are being phased out in certain countries due to their reported adverse health effects. Being able to identify and quantify food dyes in beverages quickly and with high sensitivity is therefore important.

Rapid and sensitive UHPLC screening of additives in carbonated beverages with a robust organic acid column

The analysis of food additives in carbonated beverages is important as many additives are controlled as part of the formulations of these beverages. In addition, analysis may detect possible counterfeiting of branded products. Being able to identify and quantify food additives in beverages quickly and with high sensitivity is therefore important.

Beverages Applications Notebook: Carbonated Beverages

The determination of inorganic anions and cations and organic acids in non-alcoholic carbonated beverages is of importance from both health-related and manufacturing perspectives. 

Fast Separations of Anions and Organic Acids in a Carbonated Beverage Using High-Pressure Capillary IC 

Determinations of organic acids in beverages are important to the industry. These acidulants and flavoring agents maintain beverage freshness, minimize microbiological growth, and add a characteristic flavor. Analysis is required to meet product labeling requirements in 21 CFR part 101.

Determination of Sugars in Soft Drinks Using a Compact IC System

Excess sugar consumption is tied to poor health outcomes. The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act requires that for a pre-packaged food or drink the amount of sugar be displayed on the Nutrition Facts label. 

Extraction of Vanillin From a Cola Soft Drink Using SOLA with Analysis by GC-MS

Vanillin is a widely used flavor compound in food and beverages. In this application note, extraction and quantification of vanillin from cola is demonstrated using a revolutionary new solid phase extraction product, SOLA and an acid-deactivated polyethylene glycol phase GC column.

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Food and Beverage Resource Library

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