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FoodOxys has registered a European Union certification mark with the European Union Intellectual Property Division. With this mark products can be certified for the properties contained in their regulation of use.

The European AFQ certification mark introduces a new innovative system for rating and classifying the quality of agricultural products from around the world. Specifically, it refers to the comparison of a wide range of products categorized based on the EU and the US FDA regulation on foods and drinks, such as cereals, meat-based products, milk, eggs, edible oils and fats, coffee, tea and its products, seafood and their products, various types of food of plant origin, beverages, preserved foods etc. A detailed table with the products that can be tested can be found here.

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Concentrated tomato juice · Cancoillotte (viscous French cheese) · Cheese substitutes · Tea with milk, with milk as the main ingredient · Low-fat cheese · Mixed Cheese · The Cheese cooking · Tofu cheese · Cream cheese · Fresh unripe cheese · Soft cheese · Olives stuffed with feta cheese in sunflower oil · Strained soft white cheeses · Strained cheese · Chili with cheese · Goat cheese cheese Ώ Cheese milk Ώ · Hard cheese · Truffle juice · Cottage cheese preparations · Soft cured cheeses · Ready-made grated cheese · Processed cheese · White cottage cheese low-fat cheese · White cheeses · Cheese-based snacks · Smoked cheese · Cheese containing cheese in the form of sauce (dip) · Pancakes with fresh low-fat cottage cheese (Cottage cheese maturation) · Fresh cheese (curd) · Grated eggplants in successive layers with cheese · Cheese containing spices · Cheddar cheese mascarpone · Cheese fondue · Roquefort cheese · Cheese mixes · Cheese with truffle · Soft white cheeses · Cheese sticks · Lemon juice for cooking · Fresh cheeses · Chilled dairy desserts · Cream substitutes [milk substitutes] [milk substitutes] ] · Milk substitutes · Milk curd · Condensed milk · Milk powder for dietary use · Milk powder · Dairy-based sauces (dips) · Coconut-based beverages · Peanut-based beverages · Milk drinks · Milk-based beverages containing coffee · Milk-based beverages containing fruit juice · Milk-based beverages with chocolate flavor · Milk-based beverages · Soy-based beverages as milk substitutes · Beverage-based beverages oats [milk substitutes] · Dairy-based beverages · High-milk milk beverages · Cocoa milk beverages · Milk beverages with different flavors · Milk drinks · Sheep’s milk · Dairy puddings · Dairy drinks · Milk drinks in different flavors · Milk drinks (milk) containing the largest percentage · Milk-based drinks containing fruit · Milk-based beverages · Dairy-based beverages containing oats · Whipped dairy-based coating mixes · Milk-based snacks · Curd · Milk drinks (with milk as the main ingredient) · Whipped milk drinks (milkshake) · Milk drinks with fruit · Drinks based on lactic acid bacteria · Dairy products · Milk drinks · Cocoa flavored milk drinks · Rice milk · Fermented milk · Rice milk for cooking [C rice milk] · Fermented milk · Powdered milk · Powdered milk in various flavors for the production of beverages · Soy milk · Soy milk powder · Peanut milk for cooking · Low fat dairy spreads · C dairy desserts · Dairy (- products) · Dairy products in the form of cream for spreading · Dairy products and dairy substitutes · Goat milk yogurt · Desserts based on milk substitutes · Milk-based desserts made from dairy products milk · Cream (dairy) [dairy products] · Goat’s milk powder · Cream for adding to beverages · Coffee creams made mainly from dairy products · Creams without dairy products · Cow’s milk · Albuminous milk · Skimmed milk · Ryazhenka [fermented milk] · Creme fraiche (sour cream) · Coffee creams in powder form · Creams to add to coffee · Sweet snacks based on corn · Snacks from edible seaweed · Snacks based on vegetables · Snacks based on dried fruits · Small snacks (- based on fruit) · Small snacks based on soy · Snacks based on meat · Snacks based on tofu · Snacks with candied fruit · Snacks in the form of sticks based on nuts and seeds · Snacks based on nuts · Snacks based on coconut · Fruit snacks · Organic stick snacks based on nuts and seeds · Fish fillets · Frozen fish meals · Frozen foods consisting mainly of fish · Baked rolls of fish paste [chikuwa], Japanese cuisine · Fish with salt, vinegar and flavorings (pickles) · Fish in glass containers · Fish, seafood and molluscs, inanimate · Fish · Fish in olive oil · Canned fish · Fish slices · Fish egg substitutes Fish products Pre-cooked Fish fish, frozen · Fish dishes · Butterflies (fish), not live · Fish pate · Salted fish · Breaded fish burgers · Mousse (fish) · Cooked meals consisting mainly of fish · Fish sausages · Kr Fish appetizers · Meat, fish · Frozen cooked fish · Frozen fish · Frozen meals consisting mainly of fish · Smoked fish · Fish broths · Fish broth · Fish jellies · Prepared meals consisting mainly of fish human · Fish extracts · Preserved fish · Edible fish oils [other than cod liver oil] · Boiled and dehydrated fish · Steamed or cooked fish paste [kamaboko], Japanese preparation · Steamed melted fish pies [hamp and dien] cuisine · Dried fish · Smoked fish · Smoked fish smoked · Fish eggs, prepared · Fish eggs for human consumption · Fruit juices for cooking · Vegetable extracts [juices] for cooking · Concentrated vegetable juices for Peeled fruit · Flavored fruit · Preserved fruit · Fruit main ingredient residues · Processed fruit, mushrooms, cabbage nuts and legumes · Fruit desserts · Candied fruits · Frozen fruits · Jellies, jams, compotes, fruit and vegetables in cream form · Canned fruits in slices · Cooked fruits · Processed fruit mixes; from dehydrated fruit and processed nuts · Fruit and nut bars · Prepared fruit · Squeezed fruit paste · Chopped fruit · Canned fruit · Alcohol-preserved fruit · Fruit-jelly-Fruit Fruit sliced ​​· Fruit in the form of chips · Canned fruit · Fermented fruit · Canned fruit · Sliced ​​fruit in a bottle · Fruit in a bottle · Pickled fruit · Grilled vegetables · Meat substitutes for meat-based substitutes Yogurt drinks · Sauces · Bean sauces (dips) · Cheese sauces (dips) · Spicy pickles and sauces · Tuna in l Adi · Whale oil for food · Chili oil · Salad oil · Preserved vegetables [in oil] · Aromatic oils with spices · Extra virgin olive oil · Extra virgin olive oil · Olive oil · Butter oils · Oils for trans fat use · Salty butters · Mixed oils [for food] · Peanut oil or peanut oil [for food] · Flavored oils · Organic coconut oil for cooking · Beef fat · Beef fat [for food] · Seed butter · Contains butter honey · Butter-cocoa · Edible oils for coating food with icing · Edible oils for use in food cooking · Clarified butter · Edible oils · Edible coconut oils · Edible corn oils · Edible fat oils · Edible fat oils & Truffle oils · Nut oils · Rice bran oil for eating · Chia seed oil for dietary use · Camellia seed oil for dietary use · heather for cooking · Pumpkin seed oil for nutritional use · Flaxseed oil [edible] · Olive (edible oils) · Animal fats for food · Edible sunflower oil · Palm kernels (edible oils) [edibles] cooking fats; edible fat; confectionery fat; lard; fat (mixtures containing s) for cooking; whale fat for food; cooking fats; cooking butter; cooking corn fat for vegetable oil mixtures Butter preparations · Hardened edible oils · Hardened or hydrogenated edible oils · Soybean oil · Edible soybean oil · Cooking soybean oil · Grape seed oil · Food oils · Vegetable oils for edible foods · Natural edible oils for food · Vegetable fats for cooking · Meats · Fresh meats · Frozen meats · Dried meats · Salted meats · Packaged meats · Smoked meats · Preserved meats; nserva · Minced meat [minced meat] · Dry chilled meats · Prepared meats with meat · Garlic (preserved) · Garlic paste · Nuts · Edible nuts · Salted nuts · Salted nuts · Nuts Dried fruits prepared · Processed nuts · Preserved nuts · Candied nuts · Nuts nuts · Processed betel nuts · Nuts in various flavors · Jams · Fruit jams · Fruit jams · Citrus jams For citrus fruits soybeans · Yogurt in various flavors · Fruit yogurt · Dried legumes · Preserved legumes · Processed legumes · Processed vegetables · Vegetables [ready] · Pickled vegetables · Frozen vegetables · Canned vegetables · Peeled vegetables Bottled vegetables · Chopped vegetables · Preserved, frozen vegetables · Almond milk · Kefir · Coconut milk · Coconut milk powder · Coconut milk for cooking · Coconut milk [in oral form] · Coconut milk for drinking · Soy milk · Soy milk [milk substitutes] · Yogurt · Yogurt as a drink · Meat [preserved] · Canned meat · Processed fish · Butter · Margarine substitutes · Butter, margarine.

Cheese-flavored corn snacks · Fruit tea · Jasmine tea · Fruit-flavored tea (non-medicinal) · Earl Gray black tea · Rosehip tea · Iced tea · m tea with khavich tea ] mainly drunk in the Far East · Cookies with onion or cheese · Barley leaf tea · Instant black tea · Cranberry tea (non-medicinal) · Lemongrass tea · Tea-based drinks · Tea tea [Ogapicha] · Tea (non-medicinal) with cranberry extracts · Ginseng tea · Artificial tea (not intended for medicinal use) · Chinese vine tea for wedding ceremonies [Gugijacha] based on Kuzo tea · Japanese green tea · Seaweed powder tea (knot-tea) · Ooolong tea (Chinese tea) · Apple-flavored tea (not for medical use) · Flavored tea-based drinks fruit · Tea cake · Mate tea (Paraguayan tea) · Shrimp cheese (non-medicinal) Cranberry leaf tea · Coffee, tea and cocoa and their substitutes · Lemon-flavored tea (Non-medicinal) tea · Tea (non-medicinal) with lemon · Green tea · Cheese-flavored crackers · Herbal tea, not for medicinal use · Jasmine tea, for non-medicinal use · Indian tea “darjeeling” · Tea with Asian apricot [Ma apes] Po Tea-based (Non-medicinal -) · Mint tea · Tea for decoctions · Sage tea · Rosemary tea · Cheese rusks · Indian tea with spice mix · Tieguanyin tea · Crackers with cheese filling (Roo cheese) Cheese (snack) cookies · Instant Oolong tea · Chamomile tea · Ginger tea · Yellow tea · Spaghetti cheese · Ooolong tea · Fruit tea (not for medical use) · Non-flavored tea (non-medicated tea) use) · White tea · Tea without tea · Green tea instant brewing tea (non-medicinal) from cranberry extracts · Instant brewing tea · Instant tea (not for medicinal use) · Black tea [English tea] · Shrimp with cheese · Packaged tea (for non-pharmaceutical use) Korean tea based on honey and citrus) · Fermented tea · Tea-free tea with sweeteners · Flavorings for cheese · White instant tea · Algae tea · Black wheat tea · Iced tea Cheese croquettes [snacks] · Wine vinegar · Cheese sauces · Garlic juice · Tea sold in bulk (Non-medicinal -) · Ginseng tea [Insam cha] · Tea based drinks · Chrysanthemum tea (Gukhwacha) (Iced tea medicinal -) · Black tea · Small snacks (cheese snacks) with cheese flavor · Tea “lapsong souchong” · Tea made from roasted brown rice · Tea with red ginseng · Flavorings from tea · Tea made from powdered curd · White lotus tea (Ba engnyeoncha) · Milk-based edible porridge · Instant oatmeal and milk (porridge) · Chocolate drinks containing milk · Chocolate nutritious drinks, without dairy or vegetable base · Milk chocolate · Milk products Chocolate oatmeal and milk (porridge) · Salad sauces containing cream · Milk chocolate bars · Ice cream products of various types [granites, frozen fruit pulp, ice cream with milk, creamy iced drinks, etc] · Milk-based drinks · Drinks (not based on dairy or vegetable) chocolate foods · Coffee drinks containing milk · Porridge (oatmeal and milk) · Porridge (a preparation of oatmeal and milk) · Ice cream without dairy products · Ice cream made with milk or cream · Milk-flavored ice cream sticks · Milk ice-cream sticks · Ice-cream ice-cream sticks · Milk ice-cream · Dairy ice-cream · M pharmaceutical confectionery with milk · Milk tablets (candies) · Confectionery with dairy products · Semi-sweet confectionery with caramelized sugar, milk and butter (tablet) · Milk caramel · Milk products Milk (chocolate with -) [drink] · Milk (Coffee with -) · Milk (Cocoa with -) · Milk chocolate bottles · Milkshake bases [flavorings] · Vla [Dutch dairy product containing custard cream] · Paper filters containing coffee · Coffee substitutes based on chicory · Coffee substitutes (herbal preparations for use as) · Coffee substitutes (coffee substitutes or herbal preparations for use as coffee) · Vegetable coffee substitutes · Coffee substitutes (based on cereals or chicory) · Coffee and tea substitutes · Coffee substitutes · Artificial coffee · Coffee concentrates · Instant coffee · Coffee beans with sugar coating · Coffee substitutes drinks · Coffee and chocolate drinks, fillings · Coffee drinks containing ice cream (affogato) · Coffee drinks · Coffee-based beverages · Coffee-based beverages coffee · Coffee drinks · Herbal coffee substitutes · Coffee-based beverage preparations · Chicory preparations for use as coffee substitutes · Iced coffee · Coffee-based iced beverages · Coffee and chicory blends · Coffee and malt blends · Mixtures coffee · Mixtures of concentrates (you) and coffee extracts · Mixtures of chicory for use as coffee substitutes · Mixtures of malt coffee with cocoa · Mixtures of malt coffee and coffee · Mixtures of malt coffee extracts with coffee · Barley for use as a coffee substitute · Coffee beans · Chicory [coffee substitutes] · Chicory and chicory mixtures, for use as coffee substitutes · Chicory for use as coffee substitutes · Coffee capsules · Decaffeinated coffee · Coffee (artificial ) · Dry chilled coffee · Coffee in ground form · Coffee in whole beans · Coffee with chocolate · Coffee with different flavors · Coffee (roasted, in powder, in beans or in the form of a drink) · Coffee from malt · Coffee [unbaked] · Coffee · Coffee · Coffee sauce · Coffee (Aromatic for -) · Roasted coffee beans · Roasted barley and malt for use as coffee substitutes · Ready-made coffee and coffee-based beverages · Ready-to-brew coffee · Ready-to-drink coffee beverages · Coffee extracts · use as food flavorings · Coffee extracts for use as beverage flavorings · Coffee extracts for use as coffee substitutes · Chicory extracts for use as coffee substitutes · Coffee extracts · Malt coffee extracts · Coffee-based filling · Coffee spirits used as substitutes · Coffee flavorings · Coffee spirits · Ground coffee · Ground coffee beans · Uncooked coffee · Carbonated drinks based on coffee, cocoa or chocolate · Tortilla snacks · Maize snacks · Snack-based snacks; cereals · Savory corn snacks · Flour-based savory snacks · Ready to eat savory Arab snacks Extruded cereal meal · Ready-to-eat snacks based on cereals · Rice cakes as snacks · Small snacks consisting mainly of cereals · Small snacks based mainly on cereals · Small snacks based on cereals · Small snacks based on ) from cereal flour · Snacks from soy flour · Snacks from potato flour · Snacks from cereals · Snacks from puffed corn · Snacks from corn in the form of corn (snacks) in the form of corn from rice flour · Small snacks (rice) snacks · Small snacks (whole grain) snacks · Small snacks (snacks) from whole wheat flour · Small snacks (snacks) consisting mainly of confectionery · Small meals (snacks) consisting mainly of bread (snacks) consisting mainly of pasta · Snacks consisting mainly of rice · Snacks consisting mainly of cereals · Snacks (snak) based on wheat · Snacks based on rice · Snacks based on cereals · Snacks made from corn · Snacks made from corn · Snacks made from corn · Snacks made from cereals · Snacks in the form of fruit cakes · Snacks in the form of bars containing a mixture of seeds, nuts and dried fruits [confectionery] · Snacks made from wheat · Snacks formed containing corn · Inflatable cheese balls [corn snacks] · Aromatic preparations for non-medicinal infusions · Aromatic preparations for non-medicinal tea infusions · Herbal infusions for non-medicinal herbs · Non-medicinal Honey glaze for ham [Sweets] · Sweets in cream form for spreading [honey] · Honey-flavored breakfast cereals · Natural honey · Natural mature honey · Herbal honey · Food honey · Olive gold · Truffle honey · Sugar, natural sweeteners, sweet coating and sweet filling, beekeeping products · Sugar, honey, molasses syrup · Cereals containing pre Honeycomb candies · Manuka honey · Achar pachranga (a kind of pickle of Indian origin from mango, sweet lemon, spices and peppers in oil) pickled fruit · Fruit flavors [non-essential oils] · Fruit sweets and cream Fruit pastries · Fruit flavors · Fruit pastries and crumble · Fruit breakfast cereals · Fruit confectionery · Fructose sugar · Confectionery ica puff pastry with raisins and candied fruit (Panettoni) · Fruit candies [food confectionery] · Food mixes consisting mainly of cereal flakes and dried fruit · Mic grilled oat cakes with fruit · Biscuits with fruit · Fruit vinegar · Fruit ice cream · Oatmeal with dried fruit · Ice cream cakes with fruit · Malt loaves with fruit · Fruit with topping επ · Frozen pies stuffed with meat and vegetables · Frozen ready-made rice with flavorings and vegetables · Vegetable pies · Vegetable and poultry pies · Vegetable and meat pies · Vegetable and fish pasta · Vegetable oil flavorings (except ) · Bibimbap [rice mixed with vegetables and beef] · Rice · Peeled rice · Prepared rice · Cooked rice · Instant rice · Fortified rice · Ground rice · Rice bars · Rice chips · Rice tapioca · Rice tapioca Rice mixes · Rice cakes · Rice porridge · Chamomile-based beverages · Chocolate-based beverages · Cocoa for beverage paste · Flavorings for beverages · Chili pepper oil as art Ingredients or for seasoning · Garlic powder · Garlic pulp · Chopped garlic [seasoning] · Chocolate coated nuts · Nuts coated · Confectionery · Nuts macaroons coated with zucchini · Frozen pasta · Stuffed pasta · Fresh pasta · Pasta and wholemeal pasta, · Flour · Tapioca flour · Cereal flour · Ground oats · Oatmeal · Yoghurt ice cream [edible ice cream] · Fruit jelly [z use] · Jelly candies · Ice cream · Ice cream and ice cream confectionery · Fresh pastries · Frozen pastries · Cakes (Pastries for -) · Pastry mixes · Salad sauces · Vinegar.

Fresh fruits and vegetables · Mixed fruits [fresh] · Organic fresh fruits · Raw fruits · Tangerines [fruits, fresh] · Fresh fruits · Fresh corn fruits (Sansuyu) as live plants · Fresh fruits, vegetables, fruits and vegetables of passion · Seeds for fruit · Fresh tropical fruits · Fresh noni fruits · Fresh fruits, nuts, vegetables and herbs · Fresh fruits · Raw fruits · Fresh vegetables · Raw vegetables · Organic fresh vegetables · Nougat rice · Raw garlic · Raw green garlic · Raw nuts · Fresh legumes · Fresh legumes · Oats · Raw oats · Live fish.

Lime juice (lime) for use in the preparation of beverages · Black currant juice · Maple juice · Grape juice · Watermelon juice · Tomato (juice -) [drinks] · Concentrated juice of smoked plum juice · Mixed Fruit Juice · Concentrated Orange Juice · Mango Juice · Birch Juice · Disinfected Wines · Orange Juice · Pomegranate Juice · Melon Juice · Beer & Brewing Products · Pomegranate Juice · Golden Lemon Juice Alcoholic beverages · Non-alcoholic beverages · Non-alcoholic fruit beverages · Non-alcoholic fruit extracts · Tea-flavored non-alcoholic beverages · Beer-flavored non-alcoholic beverages · Non-alcoholic basic cocktail ingredients · Non-alcoholic beverages fruit · Non-alcoholic beverages enriched with vitamins and minerals · Juices · Juices, soft drinks · Carbonated juices · X vegetable juices · Aloe juices · Fruit drinks and juices, vegetable juices · Carbonated fruit juices · Concentrated fruit juices · Organic fruit juices · Apple drinks and juices · Concentrated juices (non-alcoholic and flavored drinks) · Flavored and non-alcoholic flavors Fruit-based iced drinks · Non-carbonated soft drinks · Low-calorie soft drinks · Fruit-flavored soft drinks · Coffee-flavored soft drinks · Cola-type drinks [soft drinks] · Vanilla-flavored soft drinks · Water-based beverages and tea extracts based on coconut · Ginger juice drinks · Green mung bean drinks · Enriched mineral water [drinks].

Tea-based spirits · Fruit wines · Fortified wines · Wine · Siberian ginseng wine [Ogapiju] · Sparkling wines · Alcoholic extracts · Alcoholic extracts · Alcoholic beverages · Alcoholic beverages liqueurs] · Alcoholic beverages [excluding beer] · Alcoholic carbonated beverages, except beer · Alcoholic cocktails containing milk · Alcoholic beverages from seed distillate · Japanese chemically treated alcoholic beverages [naoshi] · Alcoholic beverages with a variety of beverages flavors · Cane-based alcoholic beverages · Aguardiente [cane-based alcoholic strong drinks] · Alcoholic cocktails in the form of iced gelatin · Alcoholic jellies.

The use screening protocols

Each product is subjected to a thorough evaluation of the quality of its inherent composition, to explore its effect on human health and well being. Τhe strict control protocols to which it is submitted,assess its ability to neutralize a multitude of both synthetic and natural free radicals. At the same time, the ability of the product to protect the DNA from breaks that can lead to mutations is tested. Finally, the product is tested for its ability to protect important biomolecules of the organism, such as lipids, from oxidative damage associated with modern lifestyles and rhythms and related in studies, to heart diseases, neurological diseases and cancer.

The certification mark refers to the certification of the following characteristics for each product:

 

 

Maximum Score: 3 Units

This method examines the ability of a specific amount of sample to neutralize a specific amount of ABTS + •radical. This radical is an artificial substance produced in the laboratory and is widely used to assess the antioxidant capacity of hydrophilic components of products.

Bibliographic reference and protocol:

Cano A., Acosta M., Arnao M. (2000) A method to measure antioxidant activity in organic media: application to lipophilic vitamins. Redox Report 5: 365-370.

Maximum Score: 3 Units

 

This method examines the ability of a specific amount of sample to neutralize a specific amount of DPPH•radical. This radical is an artificial substance produced in the laboratory and is widely used to assess the antioxidant capacity of hydrophilic and partially lipophilic components of products.

Bibliographic reference and protocol:

Janaszewska A., Bartosz G. (2002) Assay of total antioxidant capacity: comparison of four methods as applied to human blood plasma. Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation 62: 231- 236.

Maximum Score: 3 Units

This method examines the ability of a certain amount of sample to neutralize a certain amount of the OH• radical. This root is produced in normal and pathological conditions in the human body. It is the most active form of free radical in the body. Its overproduction in combination with its reduced neutralization by the body can lead to serious damage of various biomolecules (eg. DNA, fats, proteins). The assessment of the ability of the product under evaluation to neutralize this radical is very important.

Bibliographic reference and protocol:

Chung S.-K., Osawa T., Kawakishi S. (1997) Hydroxyl Radicalscavenging Effects of Spices and Scavengers from Brown Mustard (Brassica nigra). Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 61: 118- 123. DOI: 10.1271 / bbb.61.118.

Maximum Score: 3 Units

This method examines the ability of the product to create a (reducing) environment capable of converting potentially dangerous free radicals into inactive ones. This protects various biomolecules (eg DNA, fats, proteins) from possible damage. This method shows a general assessment of the antioxidant capacity of a product.

Bibliographic reference and protocol:

Yen GC, Duh PD (1994) Scavenging effect of methanolic extracts of peanut hulls on free-radical and active-oxygen species. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 42: 629-632.

Maximum Score: 4 Units

This method examines the ability of a specific amount of sample to neutralize a specific amount of O2• radical. This radical is produced in normal and pathological conditions in the human body. Its overproduction in combination with its reduced neutralization by the body can lead to damage of various biomolecules (e.g. DNA, fats, proteins).The assessment of the ability of the product under evaluation to neutralize this radical is very important.

Bibliographic reference and protocol:

Ak T., Gülçin İ. (2008) Antioxidant and radical scavenging properties of curcumin. Chemico-biological interactions 174: 27-37

Maximum Score: 4 Units

This method examines the protective ability of the product against DNA damage. ROO• radical causes DNA to break down, causing irreparable damage to it. With this method we exclusively control the DNA-protective activity of the product under evaluation.

Bibliographic reference and protocol:

Horiuchi H, Takagi M, Yano K. Relaxation of supercoiled plasmid DNA by oxidative stresses in Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol. 1984; 160 (3): 1017-1021.

Maximum Rate: 4 Units

This method examines the ability of the product to reduce oxidized copper. It provides us with information concerning the product’s ability to create a reducing environment capable of neutralizing free radicals.

Bibliographic reference and protocol:

Trofin, Alina Elena, et al. “CUPRAC Voltammetric Determination of Antioxidant Capacity in Tea Samples by Using Screen-Printed Microelectrodes.” Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry, 2019, p. NA. Accessed 9 July 2020.

Maximum Score: 4 Units

This method examines the protecting ability of the product against the peroxidation of lipids, i.e. the damage caused by free radicals in lipids. Lipids are particularly sensitive to oxidative modifications which can lead to disruption of the normal functioning of their metabolism.

Bibliographic reference and protocol:

Dissanayake, Dhammike & Abeytunga, Thusitha & Vasudewa, NS & Ratnasooriya, Wanigasekara. (2009). Inhibition of lipid peroxidation by extracts of Pleurotus ostreatus. Pharmacognosy Magazine. 4. 266-271.

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AFQ Certificate

Numbers 20 and 16 are used as an example