Sweeteners are used in some foods as a sugar substitute. Most of the producs have legal limits for the usage of sweeteners, so that this analysis is able to check the compliance with the limits. In other products like spirits the usage is forbidden, so that an illegal usage can be proved by this method.

The following sweeteners are checked routinely in our institute in different products:
Folgende Süßstoffe können routinemäßig in verschiedenen Produkten analysiert werden:

  • Acesulfame K (E 950)
  • Aspertame (E 951)
  • Cyclamate (E 952)
  • Neohesperidine DC (E 959)
  • Neotame (E 961)
  • Saccharine (E 954)
  • Sucralose (E 955)
  • Stevioglucosides (E 960)
  • Method
  • Limit of detection
  • Reason for analysis
  • LC-MS/MS
  • 0,001 – 1 mg/L
  • Control of legal limits as well as detection of an illegal usage