Food and Beverages Testing Services

Safeguarding Food Supply Chain

Implementing quality assurance in food supply chain starts at the farm with Good Agricultural Practices & Good Veterinary Practices. This enhances the production of food and livestock that is high-yielding, safe and has high nutritional value. These quality systems, which are environmentally sound, ensure appropriate handling, storage, shipping & labelling of the product and the consumer is assured that the food meets quality and safety standards in the entire "farm to fork" cycle.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is responsible for setting up standards in nutrition, quality and safety of food products consumed in India. To enforce regulatory framework with all applicable laws, there is a need for inspection, audit and laboratory services all along the value chain. Our FSSAI-approved laboratory plays a major role in providing third party assistance in areas of food nutrition, food quality & food safety testing.

Nutrition

Any consumer can learn a lot from a label on a food product and make his choices. The nutritional labelling has detailed information about how certain ingredients can affect human health and make it easier to choose healthy foods. Our state-of the-art laboratory can test nutritional parameters like

  • Calories
  • Total fat composition
  • Cholesterol
  • Total carbohydrate
  • Protein
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Sugar

Safety

Consumption of food contaminated with mycotoxins, pesticide residues, antibiotic residues or heavy metals can lead to serious health implications when these contaminants are present above permissible levels. Our trace analysis laboratory can detect upto ppb levels the following residues using standard and in-house validated methods.

  • Microbial pathogens
  • Pesticide residues using GC, GC with headspace, GCMS, GCMSMS
  • Insecticides
  • Antibiotic residues using LCMSMS
  • Mycotoxins
  • Heavy metals using ICPMS, ICP OES and AAS
  • Naturally Occurring Toxins (NOTs)
  • Food additives
  • Residual solvents in alcohol & oil
  • Ethylene Oxide residues in spices
  • Dioxins & furans in meat products
  • Dyes & colors like Sudan and Rhodamine
  • Melamine presence in dairy products
  • Packaged drinking water tests as per IS 14543

Quality

Product quality is usefully described as a bundle of attributes that determine the product's performance. The major categories under quality attributes, tested at our lab are:

  • Shelf life studies
  • Food hygiene audits
  • Global migration & leaching studies for finished products and packaging materials
  • Physico-chemical properties
  • Allergens

At Shiva, product categories tested include Egg and egg products, Fish and seafood, Fresh fruits and vegetables, Grains and grain products, Meat and meat products, Milk and dairy products, Nuts and dried fruits, Packaging, Pet food, Seed, Spices, Sweets, Chocolate, Honey, Tea, Tobacco, Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages and many other food & beverage products.

For further information about how partnering with Shiva can benefit your organization, please feel free to contact us. Discover why Shiva is also the preferred partner for Minerals & Ores, Materials, Pharmaceutical, Industrial Hygiene and Fuels & Oils testing.

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