Food testing is at the very heart of our expertise as a leading partner to the food industry. MicroChem Silliker Pvt. Ltd., a company of the Mérieux NutriSciences' group offers a comprehensive range of microbiology and analytical chemistry tests, including a full spectrum of highly specialized analyses for food contaminants, animal species, allergens and more.

Our food safety and quality analyses are performed by a local and international network of accredited laboratories, each with a thorough understanding of specific industry requirements.

In addition to the standardized testing services shown below, we also offer a full portfolio of contract research services to guarantee product stability, quality and safety from concept development to retail shelf.

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Safety and quality testing is at the very heart of our expertise as a leading partner to the global food industry.

From isolating and identifying foodborne pathogens to guaranteeing product stability and nutritional content, we offer a full portfolio of services under our food science center to ensure the quality and safety of foods from concept development to retail shelf.

Around the world, our international network of accredited laboratories provides reliable, standardized analytical chemistry testing services to ensure the quality of your food products.

Our multidisciplinary teams bring a deep understanding of nutritional chemistry and current food industry regulatory requirements to your new product development, quality control programs and safety analyses.

Consumers are increasingly concerned about the quality and nutritional content of food. Nutritional information such as sugar, salt and fat content must be confirmed and validated by analytical techniques in order to be accurately included on labels and packaging.

We offer a wide range of nutritional analysis to assist food manufacturers, restaurants caterers and retailers worldwide.

Once the nutritional content and other key aspects of the product have been confirmed by appropriate laboratory analyses, Mérieux NutriSciences can support you in the creation and review of your nutrition facts table.

We offer comprehensive nutritional labeling services to ensure that product labels are fully compliant with regulations in the country where the product will be marketed. Our experts are well-versed in national and international labeling standards.

Contaminants and Residues

Our testing centers of excellence employ approved methods for the detection of contaminants including pesticides, mycotoxins, dioxins, veterinary drugs, heavy metals and radioactive substances. We also provide specialized services for allergens and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). 

We utilize a range of advanced analytical tools and methods for quantitative analysis of contaminants and residues: UHPLC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS triple quadruple, HPLC/MS/MS (Ion Trap) and UHPLC/Exactive (OrbiTrap Technologies), UHPLC/DAD/TOF  for fast and accurate results.

Contaminants and Residues
GMO Analysis

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Many countries around the world have enacted laws to restrict the levels of GMOs in food products. These commonly include soybean and maize. 

Manufacturers in the food and feed sectors are frequently required to manage the traceability of items of GMO origin throughout the entire production chain and to define the labeling requirements for products containing them.

GMO Analysis
Allergen Testing

To help manufacturers verify control programs and meet customer and regulatory requirements, our company provides qualitative and/or quantitative testing services for several food matrices, process samples, product samples, raw materials and finished products utilizing a range of technologies including PCR ELISA.

Some of the most common allergens are milk, eggs, soybeans, fish, peanuts, nuts, shellfish/crustaceans and gluten. Our experts offer experience and insight into the global and regional regulations concerning all allergens in food products.

Allergen Testing
Authenticity Testing

Recent events have shown that there were numerous incidences of fraud in the food chain. The food industry was shaken by the European-wide horse-meat crisis in 2013 and the Oceana report on fish mislabelling. Our premier goal is to protect its customers from fraud and consequently brand damage. This is done by significantly enhancing our molecular biological and immunological capabilities to include all economically relevant species.

Authenticity Testing
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