EN 16620:2015

Food analysis - Determination of furan in coffee and coffee products by headspace gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (HS GC-MS) EN 16620:2015

Publication date:   Jun 16, 2015

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Mar 21, 2021


CEN/TC 275 Food analysis - Horizontal methods

European Norm

67.140.20   Coffee and coffee substitutes



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This European Standard specifies a method for the determination of furan in coffee and coffee products with headspace-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (HS-GC-MS), see [1] and [2]. Coffee products in the scope of this method are extracts which have been spray-dried, agglomerated or freeze-dried. The method has been validated in an interlaboratory study via the analysis of naturally contaminated samples of spray-dried coffee, freeze-dried coffee and ground roasted coffee ranging from 264 µg/kg to 2 840 µg/kg.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 onofficial controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules

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EN 16620:2015
90.93 Standard confirmed
Mar 21, 2021