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What is amino acid profiling:

A method to determine the absolute amounts of individual amino acids in your product. This method can be applied to samples containing both free amino acids as well as peptides or protein samples after hydrolysis into amino acids

Why amino acid profiling:

It is frequently used in the research and product development process to quantify different amino acids. This gives you insights into making specific adjustments to reach the desired amount of amino acids.

Test results:

Alanine, Arginine, Asparatic acid Cystine, Glutamic Acid, Glycinin, Histidine, Hydroxy-prolin, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tyrosine, Valine

Minimum sample mass: 10 grams

Lead time:

5-7 days

What is microbiology testing:

Tests for pathogens and organisms can help ensure safety and hygiene of your products and mitigate risks that can be detrimental to human health.

Why microbiology testing:

Microbiology testing is one of the most important tests before your product reaches the consumers. Not only is it a test mandated by regulatory authorities worldwide, it helps give your customer a peace of mind knowing that your product is free from microbiology contamination. Also, these tests are conducted for self-life testing (See shelf-life testing)  

Test results:

  • Enterobacteriaceae (CFU/g)
  • Escherichia coli (CFU/g)
  • Clostridium perfringens (CFU/g)
  • Staphylococcus aureus (CFU/g)
  • Listeria monocytogenes (CFU/g)
  • Salmonella (Detection in 25g)

Minimum sample mass: 300 grams

Lead time: 7-9 days

What is nutritional panel:

It is the measurement of the nutritional content of food. The nutritional information calculated includes everything from energy to fat and protein content. The nutritional panel includes 14 parameters as required by Singapore Food Agency.

Why nutritional panel:

Nutritional panel is a legal requirement of food regulators worldwide. Furthermore, it gives your customers an overview of the nutritional profile of your product and allows them to make informed decisions on the product to meet their health requirements.

Test results:

  1. Energy
  2. Moisture
  3. Ash
  4. Protein
  5. Carbohydrate
  6. Total Fat
  7. Saturated Fat
  8. Monounsaturated Fat
  9. Polyunsaturated Fat
  10. Trans Fat
  11. Cholesterol
  12. Dietary Fiber
  13. Sodium
  14. Total sugar

Minimum sample mass: 300 grams

Lead time: 5-7 days

What is PDCAAS :

It is a score that relates to a protein’s quality based on human amino acid requirements and the ability to digest the protein. A higher PDCAAS value for a consumer product means a higher percent daily value (%DV).

Why PDCAAS:

It is a score to quantify the level of protein and its bioavailability in relation to human daily requirement. It will be the test to differentiate your protein product from others.

Test results: PDCAAS Score

Minimum sample mass: 100 grams

Lead time: 2 weeks

What is proximate analysis:

A method, which determines the values of the macronutrients in food samples. It measures the proximate composition of foods which includes moisture, ash, lipid, protein and carbohydrate contents.

Why proximate analysis:

It is a cheaper way to get an overview of the nutritional profile of your product. Generally, it is used during the product development phase and in manufacturing process to ensure the nutritional quality of the end product.

Test parameters:

Moisture, Protein, Crude fat, Crude fibre, Ash, Total carbohydrate (By calculation from moisture, ash, protein, fat)

Minimum sample mass: 100 grams

Lead time: NIL

What is shelf-life testing:

Shelf-life testing will help you determine the recommended period for which your product will retain an acceptable level of eating quality, from a safety (microbiological, physical and chemical stability) and sensory point of view.

Why shelf-life testing:

This test is mandated by regulatory authorities worldwide before launching the product to market. It helps to keep you consumers safe and your organization compliant, which both contribute to maintaining your brand’s integrity and reputation.

Test parameters:

Enterobacteriaceae (CFU/g), Escherichia coli (CFU/g), Clostridium perfringens (CFU/g), Staphylococcus aureus (CFU/g), Listeria monocytogenes (CFU/g), Salmonella (Detection in 25g)

Additional details required:

  1. Do you want “Accelerated shelf-life testing” or “Normal shelf-life testing”?
    • Accelerated shelf-life testing is recommended for product with expected long shelf-life. 
    • Normal shelf-life testing is mainly for products with expected short shelf-life
  2. What are some of the test results that you hope to see?
    • Microbiological
      • Some examples of the commmonly tested microbes are stated above.
    • Chemical
      • Chemical changes that normally occurs include oxidative reactions, enzymatic and non-enzymatic reactions depending on your product
    • Physical 
      • Examples include absorption of dry food leading to sogginess, phase separation, viscosity changes, etc 
    • Sensory
      • It is a way of evaluating the degree of spoilage of your product using sensory assessment (e.g. taste and texture)
  3. What is the storage conditions that you want your product to be tested in. (E.g. temperature and humidity)?
  4. What is the time interval that you want the product to be tested for its microbiological, chemical, physical or sensory stability?

Minimum sample mass: 300 grams

Lead time: Depending on the time interval chosen

What is vitamins & minerals testing:

The objective of this test is to quantify the amount of naturally occurring vitamins & minerals as well as synthetic vitamins & minerals in processed food.

Why vitamins & minerals testing:

This test helps to make sure that the information about your vitamins and minerals are accurate. Also, it helps to ascertain whether the vitamins and minerals are at the appropriate levels, as specified by national and international regulations.

Test parameters:

Vitamins:

  1. Biotin (Vitamin B7)
  2. Folic acid (Vitamin B9)
  3. Niacin (Vitamin B3)
  4. Vitamin A
  5. Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
  6. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
  7. Panthothetic acid (Vitamin B5) 
  8. Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
  9. Vitamin B12
  10. Vitamin C and erythorbic acid
  11. Vitamin D2/D3
  12. Vitamin E
  13. Vitamin K, Total K1/K2

Minerals

  1. Calcium (Ca)
  2. Copper (Cu)
  3. Iron (Fe)
  4. Magnesium (Mg)
  5. Manganese (Mn)
  6. Phosphorus (P)
  7. Potassium (K)
  8. Sodium (Na)
  9. Zinc (Zn)

Additional details required:

  1. Vitamins/Minerals that you would like to test for 
  2. What is the test method that you are looking out for (If Any)

Minimum sample mass: Depends on the vitamins/minerals that you are testing

Lead time: 5-7 days