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Food Additives Testing

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Food Additives Testing

Food Additive Testing refers to the process of evaluating the safety and suitability of substances added to food products. Food additives are substances intentionally added to food during production, processing, packaging, or storage to improve its flavor, texture, appearance, or shelf life.

The substance that is added to food for adding taste, texture, appearance, freshness, safety, etc., is food additives. They can be natural or synthetic. Natural food additives are obtained from plants, animals, and minerals. They are used for generations to preserve food, increase the quality of food, for medicinal purposes, etc. They are not harmful to health. But the chemically made food additives are very harmful to health and they lead to various diseases.

Why do you need to test for Food Additives?

When food is produced on a large scale in industrial kitchens or factories, chemically processed food additives are added so that they can preserve the nutritional quality of the food, increase the shelf life of the processed food, keep the food intact till it reaches the consumers, flavoring agents to improve aroma or taste in confectionary, soft drinks, cereals, cakes, yoghurt, fruits blends, to replace natural flavors, chemical enzymes added to improve fermentation, to increase yields, etc.

Prolonged consumption of food or food products that have chemically made food additives lead to foodborne illness, botulism, diarrhoea, indigestion, nervous disorders, asthma, skin-related health issues like eczema, etc. So, it is very important when you buy food/food products to read the labels for additives and preservatives.

The testing of food additives is crucial to ensure that they do not pose any risks to human health and that they comply with regulatory standards. Here are some key aspects of food additive testing:

Toxicological Testing: This involves assessing the potential toxicity and safety of the additive. It includes studies to determine the effects of the additive on various organs, potential carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, and allergic reactions.

ADI (Acceptable Daily Intake) Evaluation: The ADI is the estimated amount of a food additive that can be consumed daily over a lifetime without posing any appreciable health risk. Evaluating the ADI involves considering toxicological data and establishing an appropriate safety margin.

Exposure Assessment: This step involves estimating the actual intake of the food additive by the population. It considers consumption patterns, usage levels, and anticipated exposure through various food sources.

Allergenicity Testing: Food additives derived from allergenic sources or those that may cross-react with known allergens are assessed to determine their potential to induce allergic reactions in susceptible individuals.

Stability and Compatibility Testing: Food additives undergo testing to ensure they remain stable and compatible during processing, storage, and under different food conditions. This includes evaluating the effects of temperature, pH, light, and other factors on the additive’s integrity.

Regulatory Compliance: Food Additive Testing is conducted to ensure that additives meet regulatory requirements and are approved for use in specific food categories. Different countries and regions may have their own regulations and approval processes.

Food Additive Testing

    Why test at AMMAGENOMICS?

We at AMMAGENOMICS have developed our own rapid, high-throughput PCR tests to detect additives in food and food products and the results are given in a quick turnaround time. Most food testing labs use a conventional method which involves comprehensive, laborious, and time-consuming testing procedures and the results take several days to weeks. But at AMMAGENOMICS with our advanced technology, we give the results in a few hours.

We at AMMAGENOMICS use the PCR method and chemical test for adulteration of food with unapproved additives, mineral oil, emulsifiers, colors, natural or synthetic, petroleum-based toxicants, using HPLC, GC, and LC methods and give accurate results in a quick turnaround time.

Food Quality Suggestions

AMMAGENOMICS not only does Food / Food Products Testing, but also provide Quality improvement suggestions. This will help the growth of your business and also increase the trust of your customers. Our sister concern OORJV does Food Certification based on the authenticity of the food. For Food Quality Consultation and Suggestions please Call / WhatsApp +917200636219 / +919840576219 to book an appointment.

How to get your food products tested from anywhere?

Don’t worry if you are not in Chennai but still like to get your food or food products tested with us, please Call / WhatsApp +917200636219 / +91 9840576219 and we will guide you.
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