Methods


Water Activity

Method References


AquaLab 3TE Water Activity Meter Manual; Ronald E. Wrolstad, et. Al: Handbook of Food Anlaytical Chemistry, Water, Proteins, Enzymes, Lipids… 2000-2005 John Wiley & Sons

Sample Size


50g

Estimated Turn Around Time


5-7 Business days(R)

Reporting Unit


aw

Limit of Detection


N/A

Method Description


Samples are ground, mixed reading are read via Water Activity meter.

Additional Information


Aw above 0.95 will support microbial growth (yeast, mold, bacteria). Aw below 0.85 will not support microbial growth. Aw between 0.85 and 0.95 generally have a somewhat stable shelf life, but will spoil eventually.

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