Posted on April 8, 2021 / 156
Location : West Bengal / Kolkata
Contact Person : Edward Food Research and Analysis Centre
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Business Established Date : April 1, 2011
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Test Type : Material Testing
Testing Type : Building material Testing
Site Location : All Over West Bengal
Area / Size : As per Project
Preferred Test Location : By Sample in Lab
Service Duration : As per Project
Examining Period : As per Project
Minimum Order Quantity : 5

About the Company

Year of Establishment2011
Legal Status of FirmLimited Company (Ltd./Pvt.Ltd.)
Nature of BusinessService Provider
Annual TurnoverRs. 10 – 25 Crore
IndiaMART Member SinceMar 2015
GST19AAACE6072D1ZT

Edward Food Research and Analysis Centre (EFRAC), one of the largest integrated food testing and research facilities in India EFRAC’s strength lies in the highly qualified and skilled scientist, most sophisticated equipment and modern technology. It is all set to be the leading food safety solution provider offering a wide range of technical advice and consultation to the Indian food industry.


Food Testing, as an industry has witnessed a paradigm shift in the last decade with growing awareness about the quality and safety of food. Another factor that has triggered phenomenal advancement in testing and certification techniques is the discernment among consumers and their demand for being absolutely conversant with products that are being used. So, EFRAC offers independent, efficient and cost effective research and analytical services that will facilitate reduction of business risk for all players in the Food Processing Industry across the Country. Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GOI, has technically scrutinized the entire project and sanctioned grant.


The enormous growth in the Food & Agriculture sector in this era of rapid globalization does pose proportionate risks to consumers for food safety. To combat the threats, Government of India has framed several stringent norms, which are covered under ‘Food Safety & Standards Acts of India’ (FSSAI). With the implementation of FSSAI, the food safety policies and hygiene control are becoming more rigorous, and thereby the Food processing industries have to gear up to meet this challenging environment. India thus requires ultra modern futuristic laboratories for the analysis of food samples. However, at the moment we have very few laboratories in the country, which are at par with national and International benchmarks.


At this juncture, with the sole objective of serving customers with complete solutions, EFRAC has nurtured the vision to have one such laboratory in India, which is at par with laboratories of international repute.

Opening Hours
  • Monday :10:00-18:00
  • Tuesday :10:00-18:00
  • Wednesday :10:00-18:00
  • Thursday :10:00-18:00
  • Friday :10:00-18:00
  • Saturday :10:00-18:00
  • Sunday :Closed

About the Company

Year of Establishment2011
Legal Status of FirmLimited Company (Ltd./Pvt.Ltd.)
Nature of BusinessService Provider
Annual TurnoverRs. 10 – 25 Crore
IndiaMART Member SinceMar 2015
GST19AAACE6072D1ZT

Edward Food Research and Analysis Centre (EFRAC), one of the largest integrated food testing and research facilities in India EFRAC’s strength lies in the highly qualified and skilled scientist, most sophisticated equipment and modern technology. It is all set to be the leading food safety solution provider offering a wide range of technical advice and consultation to the Indian food industry.


Food Testing, as an industry has witnessed a paradigm shift in the last decade with growing awareness about the quality and safety of food. Another factor that has triggered phenomenal advancement in testing and certification techniques is the discernment among consumers and their demand for being absolutely conversant with products that are being used. So, EFRAC offers independent, efficient and cost effective research and analytical services that will facilitate reduction of business risk for all players in the Food Processing Industry across the Country. Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GOI, has technically scrutinized the entire project and sanctioned grant.


The enormous growth in the Food & Agriculture sector in this era of rapid globalization does pose proportionate risks to consumers for food safety. To combat the threats, Government of India has framed several stringent norms, which are covered under ‘Food Safety & Standards Acts of India’ (FSSAI). With the implementation of FSSAI, the food safety policies and hygiene control are becoming more rigorous, and thereby the Food processing industries have to gear up to meet this challenging environment. India thus requires ultra modern futuristic laboratories for the analysis of food samples. However, at the moment we have very few laboratories in the country, which are at par with national and International benchmarks.


At this juncture, with the sole objective of serving customers with complete solutions, EFRAC has nurtured the vision to have one such laboratory in India, which is at par with laboratories of international repute.

Edward Food Research and Analysis Centre (EFRAC), one of the largest integrated food testing and research facilities in India EFRAC's strength lies in the highly qualified and skilled scientist, most sophisticated equipment and modern technology. It is all set to be the leading food safety solution provider offering a wide range of technical advice and consultation to the Indian food industry.

Physical & Chemical Analysis

Analysis plays an important role in assessment and maintenance of food quality and safety, both in industry as well as for enforcement authorities at national and international levels.

Knowledge of chemical composition of food is important to health, well-being and safety of the consumers. Similarly, knowledge of the chemical and biochemical composition of food is useful to the manufacturers in understanding the importance of various nutritional constituents so that the amount of essential nutrients may be maintained or improved during, and after processing.

The physical & chemical properties of food products have not received adequate attention from the food scientists, although a thorough understanding of the physical changes and principles involved in delivering food products from farm to consumers is essential.

EFRAC is capable of conducting physical & chemical analysis in various types of food and allied products. It has well-established laboratory with the latest equipment, and highly qualified scientists, following the standard methods.

We can undertake projects on:

  • Characterization of the raw materials
  • Monitoring of Food properties during the processing &
  • Characterization of final products

Water:

Physical Analysis:

  • Organoleptic studies & physical tests like Odour, Taste, Colour, Turbidity, pH and Total dissolved solids etc.

Chemical Analysis:

General Chemical analysis of water like -

  • Anions (Fluoride, Chloride, Sulphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Sulphide etc.)
  • Anionic bi-products (Chlorate, Chlorite, Bromate etc.)
  • Cataions (Ca,Mg,Na,K,Fe,Zn,Mn,Cu,Ba,B,Ag,Al,Se,Sb etc.)
  • Toxic substances (Hg,Cd,As,Pb,Cr,Ni & Cyanide)
  • Others like Alkalinity, Hardness, Residual chlorine, Phenolics, Mineral oil, Surfactants,Cr6+ etc.

Food & Agro Products:

Physical Analysis:

There are various types of physical analysis perform based upon their properties:

  • Optical properties like Colour, Refractive Index, Optical rotation etc.
  • Rheological properties like Viscosity, Density etc.
  • Sensor evolutions like Taste, odour etc.
  • Structural properties like Particle size, granularity
  • Thermal properties like Melting point, Pour point, Cloud point, Flash point etc.
  • Solubilty properties like Solubility, Solubility in hot & cold conditions, Insolubility index etc.

Chemical Analysis:

  • Proximate (Moisture, Ash, Protein, Fat, Energy, Carbohydrates)
  • Fiber analysis (Total, Crude, Dietary), Sugar analysis (Total, Reducing & Non reducing sugars).
  • Acid Insoluble Ash, Water soluble Ash, Sulphated Ash.
  • Nutritional Labeling and Value Analysis
  • Shelf life study testing
  • Food Additives and Preservatives Testing
  • Sensory Testing to compare a product to the competition and/or evaluate the product by a consumer panel
  • Minerals like Ca, Mg, Na, K, Fe, Zn and all trace metals (Pb, Cd, As, Sn, Hg etc.)
  • Vitamin analysis (Water soluble vitamins like B1, B2, B6, B9 etc. & Fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E, K), Sugar profile (like Glucose, Fructose, Sucrose, Lactose etc.), Amino Acid profile, Organic Acid profile (like Citric acid, Oxalic acid, Acetic acid etc.), Fatty Acid profile (SFA, MUFA, PUFA & Omega fatty acid profile)
  • Toxins, Antioxidants (TBHQ, BHA / BHT), Alcohols etc.

Plastic Products:

Physical Analysis:

  • PET bottle analysis like Transparency test, Drop test, Wall thickness, Vibration leakage analysis, Capacity & Migration analysis.

 

Test Methods:

As per all national and international methods like BIS, IS, AOAC, APHA and customer supplied methods.

Residue Analysis

The Residue Analysis Lab is a state-of-the-art, ultra-clean analytical laboratory with the most advanced instrumentation for sample preparation and chemical analysis at trace and ultra-trace levels, which ensures reliability, traceability and confidentiality of analysis carried out by it.

This lab is dedicated to the identification and quantitative analysis using advanced analytical approaches for fully automated, low-cost, high sample throughput methods of a wide range of analytes in complex matrices.

Trace Analysis:

  • Pesticide residue
  • Antibiotic residue
  • Mycotoxins
  • Volatile and Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs & VOCs)
  • Melamine & Cyanuric Acid
  • Methyl Mercury in soft drinks and fruit based products
  • Organic dye
  • PCB & PAH

Ultra-Trace Analysis (Dioxins):

  • Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxin (PCDD)
  • Polychlorinated Dibenzodifuran (PCDF)

Test Methods:

As per all national and international methods like AOAC, APHA, EU, own validated methods and customer supplied methods.

Some unique features of this Laboratory

All equipment are 21 CFR Part 11 compliant and networked for integrity of operations.

  • Segregated lab areas for different testing processes.
  • Labs are designed to avoid cross contaminations.
  • Large number of safety hoods and fume hoods are provided.
  • Laboratory employs standard methods / duly validated test procedures.
  • In-house validated SOPs.

Microbiological Analysis

Microbiology division at EFRAC undertakes quality inspection and analysis for industries associated with raw and processed food, water and allied Industries. The lab is well-equipped, with state-of-the-art facilities and experienced scientists. The lab provides the following services.


Thrust Areas:

  • Product Quality Inspection and Verification
  • Projects
  • Consultancy
  • Training
  • Research & Development

Basic Microbiological Analysis:

  • Detection of Pathogens
  • Enumeration of Spoilage Micro-Flora
  • Bacterial Enterotoxins
  • Disinfection Efficacy
  • Preservative Efficacy
  • Sterility Testing and Bio-Burden Analysis
  • Microbiological Monitoring of Indoor Air
  • Antimicrobial efficacy of water purification devices/filters

Detection of Pathogens

  • Escherichia coli
  • Escherichia coli O157
  • Vibrio cholera
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  • Pathogenic streptococci
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Legionella
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Listeria monocytogenes
 

Enumeration of Spoilage Micro-Flora:

Microorganisms are ubiquitous in nature. Quality and shelf life of any product depends on presence, and nature of microorganisms contained in it. Under favourable conditions these micro organisms proliferate and result in loss of product quality. Microbiological monitoring is an essential part of quality control. EFRAC plays an important role in testing of spoilage micro flora.

Test Parameters

  • Standard Plate Count
  • Coliform / Faecal Coliforms
  • Psychrophilic and Thermophilic
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Spore Formers
  • Rope Spore Count
  • Anaerobic Bacteria
  • Sulphite Reducing Bacteria
  • Sulphur and Iron Bacteria
  • Yeast and Moulds
  • Heat Resistant Mould
  • Proteolytic and Lipolytic Bacterial Count
 

Bacterial Enterotoxins

Bacteria produce Enterotoxins as a part of their metabolic activities. Some of them are heat-labile while others are heat stable in nature. Even severe food processing treatments cannot eradicate these toxicants and may result in food intoxication. EFRAC undertakes testing of the following Enterotoxins in food and food products by ELISA method.

  • Bacillus cereus Diarrheal Enterotoxins
  • Staphylococcal Enterotoxins
 

Sterility Testing

Sterility is a mandatory requirement for all injectables, ophthalmic preparations and surgical devices. Sterility test is conducted in accordance with various pharmacopoeias viz. IP, USP, BP etc. Following products are tested.

  • Parenteral Preparations (Injectables)
  • Non-parenteral Preparations (Ophthalmic)
  • Mechanical Contraceptives
  • Surgical Dressings and Devices
  • Vaccines
 

Monitoring Indoor Air

In addition to acceptance tests for the installation of clean rooms in production facilities, routine monitoring also plays a vital role. These measurements help monitor clean rooms as well as production facilities during operation. EFRAC offers a broad range of monitoring services for clean rooms, and can also provide customized hygiene-monitoring programs catering to your needs.

Services Include

  • Checking personal hygiene, determination of microbiological exposure on clothes and hands of production personnel
  • Testing the effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection measures during operation and at the end of production
  • Microbiological tests on individual process media (air, water, technical gases)
  • Determination of bacterial count in the air under all operating conditions
  • Testing surfaces, consumables and primary packaging
  • Microbiological qualification of production facilities after installation, reconstruction, standstill etc.
  • Cleaning validation

Anti Microbial Efficacy of water purification Devices/Filters

Filters that are used for water purification and are based on various technologies like UV-disinfection, ozonization, ion exchange, nanotechnology and membrane filtration. EFRAC has the facility to check its anti bacterial efficacy against a number of challenge organisms like E.coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Vibrio, Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas and Micrococcus luteus. Viricidal performance evaluation is done by Coliphage MS2 as per the US EPA guideline.

Preservative Efficacy

In pharmaceutical, herbal and cosmetic formulations, various anti-microbial substances are added to arrest microbial activity and extend shelf life of the products. The effectiveness of these substances is evaluated as per USP protocols. Selection of challenge micro-organisms includes gram positive and gram negative bacteria, spore formers, yeast and fungi.

Disinfection Efficacy

Phenolic and non-phenolic type of disinfectants are tested for their germicidal value as per national and international protocols.

 

Test Methods:

As per all national and international methods like FDA-BAM, APHA, BIS, ASTM, AOAC, Conventional Methods, Customer Specific Methods.

Environmental Monitoring

EFRAC has well established facility in execution of mega projects in the area of environment all over the country. EFRAC is well-equipped with sophisticated & versatile analytical instruments & has updated technology for various analytical applications in the field of environment. EFRAC engages highly qualified professionals, exhibiting expertise in respective areas. Laboratories of EFRAC will be recognized by various State Pollution Control Boards.

 

 

 

Basic Environmental Analysis:

  • Monitoring & Testing of Atmospheric Air; Process Emissions; Water; Waste Water; Solid Waste; Toxic & Hazardous Wastes; Noise & Vibration etc
  • Complete Arrangement for Testing of Industrial Gases
  • Site Survey & Industrial Risk Assessment including Disaster Management; Hazardous Management etc
  • Biological Studies
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Management Plan (EMP) & Environmental Audits
  • Micro Meteorological Data
  • Dispersion Modeling
  • Estimation of Priority Pollutants in Environment

Air & Emission Studies:

  • Ambient Air Quality
  • Stack Emissions
  • Fugitive Emissions
  • Performance Evaluation of Pollution Control Systems
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Incineration Performance Evaluations
  • Toxicity Index of Combustible Materials

Soil Characterization Studies:

  • Physical tests - Bearing capacity; Shear strength; Standard penetration tests etc
  • Soil reclamation, Salinity studies & remedial measures.
  • Heavy metals, pesticides & soil microbes
  • Soil fertility & micro-nutrients suitability for different types of crops

Solid Waste Characterization:

  • Categorization of wastes
  • Leechability behavior
  • Recycling & reuse options
  • Suitability for landfills & composting

 

Test Methods:

As per national and international methods like BIS, APHA, ASTM, AOAC, US EPA etc.

Sea Food Testing

EFRAC offers complete solution to Indian seafood industry with its most advanced analytical solutions assuring the safety and nutrition profiling of seafood exports and aquaculture feed. Our services are always backed by our commitment to superior quality and expertise, quick turnaround time, responsive customer service and competitive pricing. Examples of our services are listed below.

Import Product Testing

Filth, Salmonella, Listeria, Histamine, Indole, Methyl Mercury, Pesticides, PCBs, PBBs

Chemical Testing

Histamine, Indole, Polyphosphates, Sulfite, Ammonia, Nutritional Labeling, Total Volatile Nitrogen, Chloramphenicol, Nitrofuran Metabolites, Fluroquinolones, Malachite Green / Crystal Violet, Nitroimidazoles, B-Lactams, Aminoglycosides, PCBs, Dioxins, Pesticide Residues (Heavy Metals like Pb, As, Cd, Hg, Sn, As etc. and Saturated Fatty Acid profile, Unsaturated Fatty acid profile, Poly unsaturated Fatty Acid profile and Omega fatty acids, trans fatty acids)

Microbiology Testing

Total Plate Count, Staphylococcus, E. Coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Vibrio

Physical Testing

Drain Weight / Net Weight, Total Solids.

Aquaculture Feed

Proximate Analysis, Amino Acid Profile, Aflatoxin, Drug and Pesticide Residues, Nitrofurans, Vitamins and Mineral content.

Spoilage Testing

Histamine / Biogenic Amines, Indole, Microbial counts/Pathogen detection.

Test Methods

As per all national and international methods like BIS, IS, AOAC, APHA and customer supplied methods.

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