Natural Waxes Testing

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Natural Waxes Testing-Fare Labs

Natural waxes are generally defined as being intimately derived from natural sources such as living plants and animals. Natural waxes include; Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Genuine Rice Bran Wax, Laurel Wax, and many others of note.

The most common type of animal wax is beeswax. Worker bees form beeswax and honey bees use it to build honeycomb cells. Beeswax is commonly used in candles and cosmetics.Another common animal wax is lanolin, also known as wool wax or wool grease. This wax comes from wool-bearing animals like sheep. Lanolin is used in a variety of applications, from lip balm to rust-proof coatings. Soy wax is another common plant-based wax. It comes from soybean oil. It is commonly used in candles and cosmetics.

In India as per the Government Act i.e., Food Safety and Standard Regulations, natural waxes like candelilla wax, beeswax and carnauba wax are the only permissible food waxes in different fruits and vegetables. In order to determine the composition, the physical and chemical properties need to be known. At FARE Labs, we utilize instruments such as FTIR to determine presence of natural or artificial waxes on fruits and vegetables.

  1. Chemical Analysis (solubility, melting point, acid value, peroxide value, ash, etc.)
  2. Nutritional Analysis & Labelling (energy, carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol, etc.)
  3. Fatty acid profile (SFA, MUFA, and PUFA) & Trans fatty acids
  4. Naturally Occurring Toxic Substances (Agaric acid, Hydrocyanic acid, Hypercine, and Safrole)
  5. Shelf life Testing
  6. Microbiological parameters (total plate count, total coliform count, yeast and mould count, salmonella and shigella, E. coli, etc.)
  7. Molecular Testing
  8. ETO and ECH Testing
  9. MCPDs and GE Testing
  10. Food Application and recipe engineering
  11. Radioactive residues
  12. Steroids and Hormone Testing
  13. Dioxins, PCBs, PAHs & Furans

FARE Labs provides ISO/IEC 17025 training to students pursuing graduation/post-graduation from various universities and institutes. Hands-on training to the staff provides them an opportunity to understand the working of sophisticated instruments.  Our comprehensive training programs are designed to provide in depth knowledge of Indian and International standards focusing on quality management systems and technical competence for laboratories. Join us at FARE Labs Pvt. Ltd to become a qualified professional in a rapidly evolving field of testing and calibration.

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