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Dicyandiamide (DCD) testing available at Eurofins

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2-Cyanoguanidine, also known as DCD (dicyandiamide) is a nitrile derived from guanidine used as a curative agent for epoxy resins in packaging. Since 2004, it has been used in New Zealand by farmers hoping to lower the environmental impact of livestock by reducing the rate at which soil microbes convert ammonia from animal urine into nitrates and nitrous oxide, thus slowing nitrate leaching from pasture. DCD recently hit the headlines when traces were found in milk. Eurofins has the ability to test DCD in milk products.

Turnaroundtime: 7 calendar days. Express testing is possible.

Enquiries: or your own contact person at our ASM-department.

Dairy and infant food expertise at Eurofins

Eurofins is a recognized leader of research, testing and consultancy in the field of dairy and infant formula based on milk powder. The majority of the analysis, which are necessary to meet the stringent requirements of baby food through are through your local Eurofins partner in Heerenveen. The analysis package includes microbiological studies including Cronobacter spp, Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes. Even entire label claims containing minerals, trace elements, nutritional studies, dietary fiber (t-GOS and inulin / FOS) and contaminants such as dioxins, PAHs, PCBs are provided by Eurofins.

You only have one contact for all your questions. Eurofins is reliable, independent and a professional party. Your products, commodities or premixes are with us in good hands.