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23 November 2020

Biogenic Amines in foods

Biogenic amines are important nitrogen compounds of biological importance in vegetable, microbial and animal cells. They can be found in both raw and processed foods. Biogenic amines are produced by bacterial decarboxylation of corresponding amino acids in foods. A low amount of biogenic amines normally does not have harmful effect on human health. However, when their amount in food is too high and detoxification ability is inhibited or disturbed, biogenic amines could cause problem.

Factors affecting the formation of biogenic amines in foods

  • Hygienic condition of raw materials
  • Microorganisms with biogenic amines producing ability
  • Temperature and pH

Ansynth Service B.V. is highly specialized in analysis of Biogenic Amines. In many different types of food, Biogenic amines can be detected such as fish, cheese and fermented vegetables. For more information about Biogenic Amines analysis, feel free to contact us.