FOOD ANALYSIS

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The IFAD LABS advantage brings together our experience, high quality standards and customized approach to analyze and test materials.

Food Composition / Nutrition Labeling Analysis:

Carbohydrates (Sugars, Saccharides) and Dietary Fiber:

  • Total Carbohydrates
  • Simple Sugars using HPLC
  • Dietary Fiber

Fats (Fatty Acids, FAMEs, Glycerides), Edible Oils, Sterols:

  • Fat-Ether Extraction
  • Free Fatty Acids
  • Fatty Acids Profile
  • Omega 3 and Omega 6 FAMES
  • cis/trans FAME Isomers
  • Mono, Di and Triglycerides
  • Sterols

Proteins (amino acids, peptides, proteins, nitrogen):

  • Crude Protein
  • Total Nitrogen
  • Ammonia
  • Amino Acids
  • Peptides
  • Total Volatile Nitrogen (TVN)

Nutritional (other than carbohydrates, fats, proteins):

  • Catechins
  • Flavonoids
  • Saponins
  • Organic Acids
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Calcium
  • Sodium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Iron

Non-Nutritional Ingredients and Additives:

  • Flavors & Fragrances by GC-MS
  • Food Dyes
  • Preservatives
  • Chloride
  • Artificial Sweeteners
  • Moisture
  • Crude Fiber
  • Ash
  • Antioxidants 

Physical Properties:

  • Melting Point
  • Density
  • Conductivity
  • Viscosity
  • Turbidity
  • Particle Size
  • Rancidity

Food Safety Analysis:

Microbiology Quality Control:

  • Total Plate Count
  • Yeast and Mold Count
  • Yeast and Mold Identification
  • Coliforms
  • Fecal Coliforms
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Escherichia coli
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Campylobacter spp.
  • Vibrio spp.

Pesticide and Metabolite Residues:

  • Residual Pesticides

Veterinary Drug Residues:

  • Antibiotics (Aminoglycosides, Chloramphenicol, Fluoroquinolones, Malachite Green Dye, etc.)

Toxins (other than pesticide/drug residues):

Mycotoxins:

  • Aflatoxin:
  • Ochratoxin
  • T-2 Toxin (Trichothecenes)
  • Vomitoxin (Deoxynivalenol)
  • Zearalenone

Heavy Metals:

  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Arsenic
  • Copper
  • Nickel

Residual Solvents:

  • Residual Solvent

Environmental Microbiological Test:

  • Swab Test 
  • Atmosphere Test

General Conditions: 

  • For Chemical analysis two units of 500g/ml each representative samples are required.
  • For Microbiological analysis two units of 200g/ml each representative samples are required.
  • During sample transportation, samples should be stored below 4˚C and for microbiological analysis to be stored under sterilized conditions.

  • Samples will be stored at IFAD Labs for a period of 5 working days from releasing the analysis report.
  • Analysis report will be send within five working days for chemical testing and seven working days for microbiological testing from sample receiving date. 

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