Food and Agricultural Products Testing Lab


Significance of Food and Agricultural Products Testing

Food safety is a science-based discipline, process, or action that prevents food from containing substances that could harm a person’s health. Food safety aims to have food that is safe to eat.

Food testing labs serve as vigilant gatekeepers, meticulously examining products for contaminants, toxins, and harmful microorganisms. In an era where food-borne illnesses pose a significant threat, these labs act as the first line of defense, preventing the distribution of unsafe food products and safeguarding public health. These labs also perform nutritional analysis as per the regulatory requirements.

Why Testing is Crucial in the Food and Agricultural Sector?

In an age where consumers are increasingly health-conscious, accurate and reliable information on nutritional parameters and contaminants in food and agricultural products is of paramount importance. The contamination of food and agricultural products can occur at various stages, from production to distribution. Food testing labs employ advanced techniques to detect contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals, and allergens as per the regulatory requirements. By identifying these issues early in the supply chain, food testing laboratories prevent widespread recalls, protect brand reputation, and save costs for producers and consumers. Testing the nutritional value of food is also important to ensure that the food consumed by the public is providing the desired nutrition besides safeguarding it from contaminants.

FARE Labs – Pioneering in Food and Agricultural Products Testing

At FARE Labs, we redefine excellence in nutritional and contaminants testing for foods and agricultural products, setting the gold standard for quality assurance on state, national, and international fronts. Our Food Testing Services are accredited as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017 by the National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL).  The laboratory has made a distinct mark in food testing by getting recognition from the Regulatory Bodies governing the industry, namely, the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Export Inspection Council (EIC), and the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). These accolades affirm our dedication to meeting the stringent standards these esteemed regulatory organizations set.

We take pride in our ability to address the diverse needs of the food and agricultural industry. FARE Labs conducts meticulous testing in 28 categories, spanning a wide array of products ranging from staple foods to niche agricultural commodities.  Our comprehensive testing scope ensures that every product adheres to the highest standards of safety and quality.

Analytical Capabilities of FARE Labs

At FARE Labs’ Food Testing Laboratory, we provide a comprehensive range of analytical testing services. Our capabilities cover composition testing, quality, and property testing, ingredients and adulteration analysis, nutritional value and facts assessment, and the detection and quantification of contaminants in raw and processed food products.  FARE Labs is equipped with state-of-the-art analytical equipment such as GC with multiple detectors namely FID, PAD, and ECD; HPLC(s) with multiple detectors such as RT-PCR, Micro Plate Reader, ELISA, UV/Florescence/PDA/ELSD; UHPLC with ELSD; AAS; ICP-OES; ICP-MS; EA-LC-IR-MS; GC-MS; GC-MS/MS(s); GC-MS/MS with Dioxin Analyzer and LC-MS/MS(s) for testing and R&D activities.  FARE Labs has put together a team of well-qualified and highly experienced and trained scientists coming from leading institutes/universities of National/International repute for performing the testing of food & agricultural products.  

Key Food Testing Services Offered by FARE Labs

  • Microbiological Testing
  • Chemical Testing
  • Nutritional Analysis
  • Allergen Testing
  • Sensory Testing
  • Residue Testing
    • Pesticides
    • Antibiotics
    • Mycotoxins
    • Trace Metals
    • PAHs
    • PCBs
    • Dioxins & Furans
    • Adulterants in Honey

We Test a wide variety of Food & Agricultural Products, including:

  • Bakery and Confectionary Products
  • Beverages (Alcoholic/Non-Alcoholic)
  • Canned & Processed Food
  • Cereals, Pulses, and Cereal Products
  • Coconut and coconut products
  • Coffee & Cocoa Products
  • Edible Oils & Fats
  • Food Additives & Preservatives
  • Dairy products like milk, butter, ghee, ice cream, etc
  • Fruits and Fruit Products
  • Herbs, Spices & Condiments
  • Honey & Honey Products
  • Infant Foods
  • Jams, Juices, Sauces & Concentrates
  • Marine & Aquaculture Products
  • Meat & Meat Products
  • Milk & dairy products
  • Nuts & Nut Products
  • Nutraceutical & Functional Foods
  • Oil Seeds & By-Products
  • Poultry & Poultry Products 
  • Processed and ready-to-eat food
  • Starch & Starch Products
  • Sugar & Sugar Products
  • Tea
  • Tobacco & Tobacco Products
  • Vegetables & Vegetable Products

FARE Labs offers the expertise you need to get your food and agricultural Products tested for its safety and nutrition efficiently and effectively for marketing the world over.

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