Over the years, we have researched and developed specialized analyses for Haloanisoles and their precursor Halophenols. Many of these tools have applications outside of the wine industry, and we often work with Pharma clients to provide analysis for 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA) and 2,4,6-tribromophenol (TBP).

Simultaneous detection of other moldy-smelling haloanisoles (TCA, TeCA, PCA) and their corresponding halophenols (TCP, TeCP, PCP) are also available.

Sampling for atmospheric TBA

ETS “Atmospheric Traps” are easy to use, passive trapping devices for the detection of airborne TBA at trace levels. Fees include the Atmospheric Trap supplies, and analysis. There is a shipping fee when traps are sent directly to you.

Atmospheric Trap Analyses

Analyzing Packaging & Solid Samples

Sensitive Method - Packaging

This analysis offers the highest available sensitivity for detection and quantification of TBA. Clients routinely use this method to check packaging materials (cardboard boxes, plastic films, and containers) for contamination at trace levels.


Identifying sources of Airborne TBA

This analysis offers the simultaneous detection of TBA and its direct precursor TBP. This method is typically used to check for or identify potential sources of airborne TBA (construction and insulation materials, wood structures, wood or plastic pallets).

Wood Samples

Other Solid Samples (plastic, insulation, concrete, etc.)

Supplemental Data Packages

When requested, we can provide additional data packages.

FDA-compliant data packages are available for $60/sample

Extended data packages (including detailed GC/MS reports) are available for $120/sample

More information

Please contact Gordon Burns or Dr. Eric Herve to discuss analytical options and sample submission requirements:

(707) 963-4806

For assistance with risk assessment
, or investigating causes of outbreaks, we refer clients to BevTrac Mobile Quality Systems, who specialize in GMP, HAACP, and risk assessment audits.

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