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CEREAL TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

TESTING SERVICES ON RAW MATERIALS AND PRODUCT QUALITY

Testing of physical properties of cereals

      • Brabender Amylograph
      • Brabender Farinograph
      • Brabender Extensograph
      • Water activity
      • Particle size evaluation

Shelf- life evaluation of formulated products

Testing of organoleptic properties of formulated products

Checking of food labels for compliance with food labeling and advertising regulation

Specific testing services on dietary fibre, Glycemic Index (in–vitro), amylose content

 

CEREAL PROCESSING FACILITIES AVAILABLE

      • Hot extrusion
      • Cold extrusion
      • Fine grinding of cereals and spices
      • Ribbon blender mixing of ingredients and formulation trials
      • Dehusking grains (Laboratory scale)
      • Polishing grains (Laboratory scale)

 

FOOD MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

 

TESTING SERVICES ON RAW MATERIALS AND PRODUCT QUALITY

      • Aerobic plate count
      • Yeast and moulds
      • E.coli/Coliform
      • Commercial sterility
      • Detection of Lypolytic microorganisms
      • Microbiological shelf life on food
      • Microbiological troubleshooting on food
      • Microbiological shelf life on food

 

FISH PROCESSING LABORATORY

 

TESTING SERVICES & OTHER SPECIALIZED SERVICES

Specialized Test services 

      • Can seam testing
      • Can vacuum testing

Feed Analysis

      • Pellet durability
      • Pellet water stability
      • Sinking property
      • Digestibility study

 

FRUIT & VEGETABLE PORCESSING LABORATORY

 

TESTING SERVICES & OTHER SPECIALIZED SERVICES

      • Pack-house and factory layout design
      • Specification and sourcing of equipments related to processing of fruits and vegetables
      • Commercial sterility studies
      • Shelf life evaluation studies
      • Sensory / organoleptic assays
      • Heat penetration study for canned and bottled food

 

FUNCTIONAL FOOD LABORATORY

 

TESTING SERVICES ON RAW MATERIALS AND PRODUCT QUALITY

Chemical Analyses

      • Total phenolic content
      • Sugar analysis (Phenol sulphuric method)
      • Fat analysis (Soxhlet method)
      • Cell wall material extraction and characterization (Eg: Cellulose, Pectin, Lignin)
      • Dietary fiber
      • Amylose content

Anti-diabetic related assays  

      • α-amylase inhibition assay
      • α-glucosidase inhibition assy
      • Anti-glycation assay
      • Glycation reversing assay
      • Methylglyoxal- BSA assay
      • In vitro glycemic Index
      • TLC method of screening Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors
      • TLC method of screening Butyrylthiocholinesterase (BChE) inhibitors
      • Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition assay
      • Butyrylthiocholinesterase (BChE) inhibition assay

Anti-oxidant assays

      • Nitric oxide scavenging assay
      • DPPH radical scavenging assay
      • ABTS radical scavenging assay
      •  Superoxide scavenging assay
      •  Nitric oxide scavenging assay
      • Total polyphenolic content
      •  Total flavonoid content
      •  Ferric reducing antioxidant power assay (FRAP)
      • Ferrous iron chelating assay

Lipid lowering assays

        • HMG-CoA reductase assay
        • Malic dehydrogenase assay
        • Bile acid binding assay

 

 

POSTHARVEST TECHNOLOGY LAB

TESTING AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES

  • Designing Packhouse layouts, ripening chambers and sourcing of machinery
  • Isolation and identification of postharvest pathogens in fresh fruits / vegetables / foliage plants
  • Quality inspection of export / import fresh fruits and vegetable consignment
  • Gas analyses (CO2, O2, N2, Ethylene) of fruits and vegetables in modified atmosphere packaging, minimally processed and other food packs
  • Quality evaluation of fruits and vegetables via physicochemical analysis (testing of pH, % brix, acidity, colour-chomometer, firmness- firmness testers etc.)


 

 

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