Food Safety and Quality Testing
(NABL Accredited Laboratory)
IICPT has a world class hi-tech food testing laboratory accredited by National Accreditation Board For Testing And Calibration Laboratories Under ISO/IEC 17025:2005. We have experienced and quality scientific and technical man power in the food testing laboratory with world class analytical equipments and high quality man power, our food testing laboratory is one of its kind and unique in serving the food industries, research institutes and other stake holders in areas of food processing.
Our Food Testing Laboratory is equipped to analyse the Physico-chemical characteristics of Food materials including raw materials and finished products. We have wide range of equipments to analyse Food composition, Textural properties, Viscosity, Elemental analysis and Toxin analysis in Food grains, Water analysis and phytochemical analysis in Fruits and Vegetables. Samples from different industries like Food Processing Industries, Edible Oil industries, Exporters & Importers and Pharma and Biotech industries and sent to us for analysis. The samples are analysed with the standard protocols like AOAC, AACC and BIS standards.
The food testing industry works closely with manufacturers to ensure that all products are scientifically tested and proved to be safe for human consumption at a variety of stages, from raw material to production line, to finished product. Food testing can cover many aspects of the food manufacturing process. Most commonly, a common set of scientific techniques are used to analyse, assess and record the safety and viability of a product in terms of microbiological stability and chemical composition.
Food Testing Laboratory supports regulatory analysis of food and agri products. We Assists the food industry commissions for nutritional labeling, food safety evaluations, and trace analysis and shelf life studies. We also offering consultancy for setting up of Quality Testing Laboratory in Food processing and allied industries. We also are providing hands on training in various hi-tech equipment.
The multivariate products sent to our laboratory for analysis include: processed food products, fruits & vegetables, beverages, spices, pulses & cereal foods, confectionery, meat & meat products, milk & milk products, water, medicinal plants, seaweeds and pharmaceutical drugs.
The following different qualities in food samples can be analysed in our food testing laboratory: proximal analysis by AOAC, water and fat soluble vitamins by HPLC, food additives by HPLC, amino acids profile by HPTLC, trace analysis, pesticide residues analysis by GC-MS and HPLC, drug residues, antibiotic residues, mycotoxin analysis by HPLC and HPTLC, determination of Secondary metabolites by GC-MS, determination of flavonoids by HPLC and HPTLC method, element analysis in water and foods by (ICP-OES), analysis of food texture, viscosity measurement by rapid visco analyser, determination of MAP gases by GC –TCD, food adulterants by AOAC method, fatty acids profile by GC-MS, seaweed analysis, nutritional labeling of food products, estimation of antioxidant activity, microbiological analytical services
M.Sc, M.Phil. and Ph.D. students from different institutions are permitted to do their research work in our labs.
We offer short term training in handling of equipment like GC-ECD/FPD, GC-MS, HPLC, HPTLC, ICP-OES, Rapid Visco Analyser and Food Texture Analyser to students and others.
Consultancy is offered for the setting up of quality testing laboratory in modern rice mills, oil industries, food industries, mineral water analysis and fruit processing industries. We also provide turn-key-project for setting up of quality testing laboratories.
Analytical instruments and equipment include: UV spectrophotometer, flame photometer, colorimeter, gas chromatography (GC), gas chromatography mass spectrophotometer (GC-MS), inductively coupled plasma optical emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES), high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), high pressure thin layer chromatography (HPTLC), food texture analyser, rapid visco analyser, rotary vaccum evaporator, microwave digestor.
Name : Sh.S.Kumaravel Designation : Assistant Professor - HOD i/c Email ID : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Contact No. : +91-9750968406 Specialization : Chemistry
Name : Dr.S.Bhuvana Designation : Assistant Professor Email ID : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Contact No. : +91-9750968413 Specialization : Biochemistry
Name : Dr. Asish Rawson Designation : Assistant Professor Email ID : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Contact No. : +91 7373068426 Specialization : Food Engineering
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Name : Dr. R. Karthikeyan Designation : Technical Assistant Email ID : - Contact No. : +91-9894098168 Specialization : -
Name : Shri. R. Kamaraj Designation : S.S. Grade III Email ID : - Contact No. : +91-9626238702 Specialization : -
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