Lab Infrastructure

In respect to Food, Water & Environmental sample monitoring & analysis, ‘Food Hygiene & Health Laboratory’, has isolated & defined sections like – Chemistry, Microbiology, Environmental & Packaging material testing. Apart from Latest High end sophisticated instruments, all these sections are very well equipped with the advanced necessary and basic instruments required like Biosafety Cabinet, Laminar Airflow Unit, Autoclaves, Incubators, Ovens, Humidity Chamber, Digestion & Fume Hood Chamber, Isolated Sample storage with Vertical Refrigerators & Deep Freezers, etc.

The Environmental Team possesses well trained & experienced technical field monitoring team having all the relevant field monitoring equipments like Respirable Dust Samplers – PM10, PM2.5 Samplers, Handy Air Samplers, Stack Monitoring Kits, Multi Gas Analyzers, Anemometers, Lux Meters, Noise Meters & Meteorological Sensors. The team is trained for all the on-site safety measures and provided with all Personal Protective Equipments while Monitoring.

The Packaging Material Section has been developed recently, with all the advanced required instruments like; Vibration tester, Transparency Tester, Universal Tensile Testing machine, Drop tester, Stability Oven, Micrometer, Digital Height Gauge, Vernier caliper, Balance, Dart Impact tester as per ‘Indian Standard’ specifications.

Major Sophisticated Instruments

Dionex - High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), with UV & FLD Detector and PHCR

Fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E and K), Water soluble vitamins (B complex vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B6, Folic acid, Pantothenic acid, B12, Vitamin C), Sugars: Glucose, Fructose, Maltose and other saccharides, Dyes and synthetic colours, Mycotoxins such as Aflatoxins B1,B2,G1,G2,M1, M2 and ochratoxin, Amino acids, Residual antibiotics, Steroids and flavanoids, Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners, Active ingredients of farm produce such as Allin in garlic and Catachin in tea extracts. Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) & pesticides from samples. Oleoresin in natural products.

Shimadzu - Gas Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometry/ Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS/MS)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Quantification of Herbicides & Pesticides residues in water & Fruits & Vegetable products, Fatty Acid Profile. Phytochemicals, flavonoids, Veterinary drugs, antibiotics, steroids Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbon Components. Toxic material in blood. Essential oil in natural products. Aromatic compounds in food & Beverages. Organic pollutants in the environment. Esters, alcohols, aldehydes, terpenes etc.

Chemito - Gas Chromatography – Flame Ionization Detector (GC – FID)

Detection and Quantification of organic compounds like alcohols content in fermented products and biodiesel. Fatty Acid Profile, Cholesterol content, DHA, EPA, ALA, ω-3, ω-6 Fatty Acids. Purity of solvent & pesticides. Essential oil in natural products.

Chemito - Gas Chromatography – Electron Capture Detector/ Thermal Ionization Detector (GC - ECD/TID)

Quantification of Organo – Phosporous and Organo - chlorine pesticides.

Shimadzu - Gas Chromatograph with Head Space.

Quantitative detection Volatiles & Semi volatile Organic Compounds from samples. Alcohol in blood. Residual solvents in Pharmaceutical product. Monomer in Polymers & plastic. Flavored compound in Beverages & Food Products. Fragrance in Perfumes & Cosmetics.

Shimadzu - Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) with Diamond ATR Window

Identification of functional group and structure elucidation of compounds in food, Identification of organic molecules in foods. Purity of known compounds. Qualitative detection of unknown compounds by ATR, it is non destructive technique with no or little sample preparation.

Thermo Fischer – Atomic Absorption Spectrometer with Graphite Furnace & Hydride Generator-iCE3500,GFS,VP100

Quantitative detection of All Metals in Food, Water, Soil, Hazardous Waste & Air.

Agilent – Carry 60 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

All type of colorimetric analysis like P , Fe , SiO2 , Al , NO2 , NO3 , SO4 , F, RFC, Phenolic compound, Cyanide, Borate, MBAS etc

FOSS Soxtec

Fat in Food.

FOSS Kjeltec

Protein & Nitrogen in food

FOSS Fibertec – FT122

Crude Fiber in food.

FOSS Fibertec – FT1023

Dietary Fiber in food