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    Food Products Testing Services

    Food Products Testing Services
    Food Products Testing Services
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    Service Code : FPTS - 65
    Brand Name : J. K. ANALYTICAL LABORATORY

    In the entire industry, we are acknowledged for offering excellent Food Products Testing Services across Ahmedabad. These services are rendered in various food processing companies for stringently checking the quality, shelf life and purity of various food items. We carry out these Food Products Testing Services using industry accepted methodologies and techniques to ensure highly accurate results.

    Features:

    • Reasonable rates are charged
    • Carried out by highly experienced professionals
    • On time execution of work

    Food, Farm and Herbal Products

    The section dealing with the food and farm products focuses on the following thrust areas :

    • Quality evaluation of various raw and processed food products
    • Quality evaluation of food additives and food packaging materials
    • Method development and validation of analytical techniques
    • Studies on product differentiation
    • Shelf life / stability studies of products at both ambient and accelerated conditions
    • Inspection and certification of product quality
    • Certification of packaging materials for food products
    • Certification of materials used for serving food products
    • Certification of organic food
    • Evaluation of contaminants in foods
    • Development of food products for special purpose
    What are the various categories of food products usually analysed at J.K.LABORATORY ?
    • Functional foods
    • Milk and dairy products
    • Spices and Condiments
    • Raw and processed fruits and vegetables
    • Cereals and pulses
    • Sugar and confectionery
    • Food additives
    • Vegetable oils and fats
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
    • Meat and meat products
    • Egg and poultry products
    • Food packaging materials
    • Marine products
    • Beverages including alcoholic

    What do you mean by quality of food ?
    Quality of food can be defined as specific criteria, which can be taken into account for a particular food to be used for an intended purpose.

    What are the various factors which contribute towards quality of food ?
    The various factors contributing towards quality of food are :

    • Appearance
    • Colour
    • Taste
    • Odour
    • Nutritional value
    • Adulterants
    • Contaminants (Physical, Chemical & Microbiological)
    • Hygiene

    Why is it necessary to analyze and certify food products before or after processing ?

    It is necessary to analyze and certify food products before or after processing :
    » To know the quality of raw materials and final products,
    » To understand occurrence of any physicochemical changes during processing or storage, and
    » To ensure purity, freshness and safety of the food products at the time of consumption.

     

    What are the quality Norms and Protocols followed for analysis ?

    Analysis is done as per both National and International Standards with the following major protocols :

    • Bureau of Indian Standards
    • Agricultural Markings
    • Prevention of Food Adulteration Act
    • Fruit Product Order
    • Association of Official Analytical Chemists International
    • American Association of Cereal Chemists
    • American Oil Chemist's Society
    • American Spice Trade Association
    • American Dry Products Institute
    • American Public Health Association
    • SriLanka Standard Institution
    • In-house validated methods and procedures
    • Party's specifications

    What are various parameters evaluated for certifying quality of food ?

    In order to ensure the right quality of various food products, several parameters are evaluated as given below :

    Test parameters Methodology adopted Applicability


    PHYSICAL AND RHEOLOGICAL PARAMETERS

    Refraction Sieve test Flour
    Insect infestation Visual observation Cereals, pulses
    Admixture Visual observation Cereals, pulses
    Colour on scale
    Oil, fat,
    Bellier turbidity temperature Visual Oils
    Optical rotation Polarimeter Sugar, Syrup, Oil & fat
    Refractive Index Abbe Refractometer Oil & fat, Sugar syrup
    Scorched particles Scorched particle tester Milk powder
    pH Digital pH meter Most of food products
    Specific gravity Specific gravity bottle Oils, Alcoholic beverages
    Microscopic Examination Compound Microscope Honey, Starch products
    Water absorption capacity Remi Centrifuge Fiber, Protein
    Oil absorption capacity Remi Centrifuge Fiber, protein
    Falling Number Falling Number Apparatus Wheat flour
    Elasticity & Extensibility of Dough Alveo-Consistograph Wheat flour
    Viscosity Hoake viscometer Ostwald viscometer Brookefield viscometer Fat & oil, fruit pulp


    CHEMICAL PARAMETERS

    Moisture Hot air oven 
    Vacuum oven 
    Karl Fischer titer 
    Dean & Stark
    Most of the food products, Animal feeds
    Fat or oil Chemical Most of the food products, Animal feeds
    Protein Chemical Most of the food products, Animal feeds
    Starch Chemical Starch containing products
    Sugars Chemical, HPLC Sugar, Beverages, Confectioneries, other food products
    Cellulose Spectrophotometer Vegetables, fruits, feed, fiber
    Ethyl alcohol Chemical Alcoholic beverages
    Methyl alcohol GC Alcoholic beverages
    Higher alcohols Spectrophotometer GC /Chemical Alcoholic beverages
    Esters GC Alcoholic beverages
    Total nitrogen Kjeldahl Unit Food & feed products
    Aldehydes, furfurals GC Alcoholic drinks & beverages, Honey
    Ash Muffle furnace Food & feed products
    Crude fiber Chemical Animal feeds, Bakery & Confectionery, Cereals, Pulses, Starch & starchy products
    Dietary fiber Enzymatic Functional foods, Bakery & Confectionery, Cereals, Pulses
    Soluble fiber Chemical Functional foods, Bakery & Confectionery, Cereals, Pulses
    Insoluble fiber Chemical Functional foods, Bakery & Confectionery, Cereals, Pulses
    Pectin Chemical Fruit & vegetable products
    Amino acid profile HPLC Infant food, Neutraceuticals
    Fatty acid profile GC Vegetable oils and fat, egg
    trans-Fatty acids GC FTIR Vegetable oils, Ghee
    Water and oil soluble vitamins HPLC Spectroflourometer Infants, Herbal drinks, Infant food
    Phytochemicals TLC HPLC Herbal products, Functional foods
    Flavinoids TLC Spectrophotometer Neutraceuticals
    Alkaloids Chemical Tobacco products, Tea & Coffee
    Acid insoluble ash Chemical  
    Whey protein nitrogen index Chemical Milk powder
    Phosphatase activity Spectrophotometer Milk and milk powder
    Alpha amylase activity Falling Number / Spectrophotometer Cereal flour, Barley, Malt
    b -Carotene HPLC Spectrophotometer Vegetable oils, meat
    Menthol GC Pan masala, Tobacco products
    Tannin Spectrophotometer Chemical Tea, Coffee, Arecanut (Betelnut)
    Caffeine HPLC Spectrophotometer Coffee, Tea, Carbonated beverages
    Cholesterol , Phyto-sterols HPLC GC Spectrophotometer Egg, ghee, vegetable oils
    Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Manganese, Zinc, Silver, Gold, etc. AAS Raw and processed food products
    Chloride, Fluoride, Cyanide, Iodide, etc. Specific ion analyser Processed food products
    METALLIC CONTAMINANTS
    Arsenic, Mercury, Lead, Copper, Cadmium, Tin, Aluminum, Nickel, Iron, etc. AAS Food products, feed, additives, Canned foods


    BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANTS


    E. coli, Samonella, S. aureus, Shigella,Campylobacter,Bacillus cereus, Pseudomonas, Clostridium sp. Microbiological methods ELISA Dairy products, processed food products
    Enterotoxin, Mycotoxins (Alfatoxins, Ochratoxin) HPLC / ELISA Peanuts, Animal feeds, Milk


    DRUGS & HORMONES

     

    Chloramphenicol LC-MS-MS Milk, Honey
    Nitrofurans (Furazolidone, Furatadone, Nitrofurantoin, Nitrofurazone) LC-MS-MS Milk, Honey
    Sulfonamide (Sulfadiazine, Sulfadimethoxine, Sulfadoxine, Sulfamerazine, Sulfanilamide, Sulfamethoxy pyridazine, Sulfathiazol, Trimethoprim) LC-MS-MS Milk, Honey
    Streptomycin LC-MS-MS Milk, Honey
    Tetracycline (Tetracyclin, Oxytetracyclin, Chlortetracyclin, Doxycyclin) LC-MS-MS Milk, Honey
    Oxytocin HPLC / RIA Milk
    Ronidazole LC-MS-MS Milk
    b -lactum ELISA Milk
    Steroids TLC Herbal products
    RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINANTS
    Cs-134, Cs-137, I-131, Sr-90, Am-241, Pt-239 Alpha, Beta and Gamma Counter Milk powder, Chilly, fruits, vegetables, processed food products
    CHEMICAL CONTAMINANTS
    Dioxins HPLC Milk powder
    RESIDUAL PESTICIDES
    Organochlorine compounds (Hexachlorobenzene,Chlorobenzilate , pp-DDT, op-DDT, pp-DDE, pp-DDD, HCH (all isomers), Lindane, Vinclozolin) GC-MS Raw and processed food products, Animal feeds
    Organophosphorus compounds (Coumaphos, Malathion, Phosalone) GC-MS Raw and processed food products, Animal feeds
    Pyrethriod compounds (Cyfluthrin, Cypermethrin, Deltamethrin, Permethrin, Fenvalerate, Fluvalinate) GC-MS Raw and processed food products, Animal feeds
    Carbamates (Carbofuran, Propoxur, carbaryl) GC-MS Raw and processed food products, Animal feeds
    Miscellaneous compounds (Amitraz, Bromopropylate, Chinomethionine) GC-MS Raw and processed food products, Animal feeds
    FOOD ADDITIVES
    TBHQ, BHA, BHT HPLC GC-MS Spectrophotometer Oil and fat, fat-rich products
    monoglycerides Chemical Processed food products
    Emulsifiers Chemical Processed food products
    Artificial & natural colours HPLC TLC Spectrophotometer Processed food products
    Artificial sweeteners (saccharin, aspartame, etc.) HPLC Carbonated beverages, Low calorie products
    Benzoic acid, Sorbic acid, Propionic acid Chemical Processed food products


    ADULTERANTS

     

    Gambier TLC Catechu
    Urea Spectophotometer Milk
    Neutralizer Chemical Milk
    Starch Chemical Spectrophotometer Milk
    Preservatives 
    (Fomaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide)
    HPLC/Spectrophotometer Food products
    Detergents Chemical Milk
    Argemone TLC Mustard oil
    Mineral oil, Animal body fat TLC/FTIR Vegetable oil, Ghee, processed food products
    Banned / Non-permitted dyes & colours HPLC/ LC-MS-MS Processed food products, Vegetables


    PACKAGING MATERIALS

     

    Tin, Chromium AAS Tin plate
    Sulphide stain Chemical Food cans
    Laquer Physical Chemical Tin cans
    Migration tests Chemical Food grade plastics
    Heavy metals like Pb, As, Cd, Se, Ba, AAS Coloured plastics
    Water vapour permeability Humidity chamber Plastics
    Identification of plastic materials Chemical FTIR DSC Food packaging materials
    Physical tests Thickness gauge
    Universal testing machine 
    Elmendrof tear tester 
    Dart impact tester
    Plastic packages

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    We Provide Our Testing Services in India, Africa, USA, and Canada.

    All The Clients Are Requested To Send Their Samples Through Courier Only, As We Will Not Be Able To Entertain Any Client At The Lab.