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    Food and Beverage Industry

    Food and Beverage industry includes the organisations manufacturing food products from the raw agricultural materials. The food and beverage industry deals with the processing, packaging and distribution of foods. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is the statutory body which has been formed under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and has been controlling food standards and quality in India. Quality management of the Food and Beverages is one of the major aspects of the food and beverage Industry.

    Food Testing

    Food Testing and Analysis is the quality assessment of the food properties for helping the food processing companies to maintain the standarity of the food products. With the increase of the Food Industry in India, FSSAI has upgraded the scrutinization of the food quality assessment through food testing and analysis.

    EFRAC is NABL and FSSAI accredited lab and testing centre which has offer various tests of the food and Beverages through advanced facilities. EFRAC also has been doing nutritional and chemical testing of the food products for meeting the requirements of the clients. Besides, EFRAC has been providing Food Packaging Testing with World-Class Analytical Facility. EFRAC has been offering sampling and testing of the beverage food materials for producers, distributors and users.

    Parameters of All Categories of Food

    • Food Sample • Temperature • Moisture • Acidity • pH value • Total Protein ratio • Organic Matter • Inorganic matter (Crude Ash) • NOTS (Naturally Occurring Toxic Substances)

    Instruments

    • HPLC
    • Gas Chromatography
    • Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
    • Particle Size Analyzer
    • Ion Chromatography (IC)
    • CHNS Analyzer

    Parameters of Beverage Testing

    • Nutrition labelling • Total Ash (m/m) • Alkalinity ratio of soluble water • Water extract (m/m) • Acid-insoluble ash (m/m) • Total Aerobic microorganisms • Escherichia coli • Clostridium perfringens • Total number of mold-yeast spores

    Methods of Analysis

    • FSSAI Lab manual
    • FDA
    FSIS
    • ISO
    • FDA
    • AOAC
    • IS