Application Note

Analysis of Micronutrients in Fortified Breakfast Cereal by Flame AA Using Microwave Digestion and FAST Flame Sample Automation


The efficient production of these nutritionally fortified breakfast cereals requires careful formulation and uniformity batch to batch. Ongoing analytical measurement of nutritional additives and the total micronutrient content in the cereal is one way in which food producers can quantify the quality and consistency of their cereal products. The ability to quickly, accurately, and easily analyze their samples is also key to timely data reporting, allowing real-time batch adjustments to be made and enhancing continuous process control. Food producers must also meet nutritional labeling guidelines which require an accurate assessment of micronutrients for regulatory labeling compliance.