8. Nuts and Nut Products - EFRAC | Drug, Food, Gas, Proficiency Testing Laboratory
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    Nuts and Nut Products

    Nuts have traditionally been considered a microbiologically safe product because of their low moisture content. Some of nuts grown and processed may contain a variety of contaminants, harmful substances and allergens. Production, processing, transport and storage may result in contamination by pesticide, heavy metals, mycotoxin contamination or be infested by pests. Sensory analysis, assessment of product quality and class separation require extensive experience of import and export controls to ensure regulatory compliance and seamless trade operations.

    Products include Nuts, Kernels and processed products, e.g. Flours, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Pistachios, Brazil nuts, Peanuts, Groundnuts, Cashew, Pecan nuts, Coconuts, Composite products.

    EFRAC’s facilities include different branches of research and analysis and analytical services for food. Our Food department deals with various analytical requirements in a wide range of food matrices for offering best results to the clients. A dedicated team of scientists are engaged to make EFRAC stand high in R&D on a global platform. At EFRAC the highly trained analytical team is equipped with the necessity state-of-the-art facilities and technical expertise to ensure complete food safety for future generations.

    PARAMETERS

    WET CHEMISTRY:

    • Protein, Fat • Carbohydrate • Energy • Vitamin C • Dietary Fibre • Mineral Oil • pH Value

    INSTRUMENT (HPLC):

    • Synthetic color • Food Additives • Artificial Preservatives • Sugar Profiling • Amino Acid • Artificial Sweetener • Vitamin A • Vitamin D • Vitamin (B1+B2+B3+B5+B6+B7+B9+B12) • MSG • NOTS

    INSTRUMENT (GC):

    • SFA • MUFA • PUFA • TFA • Cholesterol

    OTHER PARAMETERS:

    • Radioactivity • Heavy Metals • Pesticide Residue • PAHs • PCBs • Peroxidase Activity • Melamine • Aflatoxins • Ochratoxins

    INSTRUMENTS

    • HPLC • GC-FID • GC-MS • LC-MS • UPLC • ICP-MS • ICP-OES • AAS • IC, ELISA

    METHOD OF ANALYSIS

    • FSSAI Laboratory Manual • IS • ISO • AOAC • DIN EN