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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: The Use of Ion Chromatography Profiles As a Screening Tool to Differentiate Cane White Sugar from Beet White Sugar

Submitted to: Zuckerindustrie
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 30, 2005
Publication Date: August 1, 2005
Citation: Eggleston, G., Pollach, G., Triche, R. 2005. The use of ion chromatography profiles as a screening tool to differentiate cane white sugar from beet white sugar. Zuckerindustrie. 130(8):611-616.

Interpretive Summary: There have been reports on the illegal intermixing of cane white sugar with beet white sugar, with the final product being sold as beet sugar alone. A method is urgently needed that is capable of distinguishing between cane and beet white sugars. An ion chromatography method has been developed to be used as a screening method to detect such adulteration. Detection of 10% cane sugar adulteration in beet sugar is possible using this method.

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