Nutritional Parameters and Label claim (RDA %)

Our laboratory conducts food testing for all nutritional parameters and is accredited by NABL and FSSAI for the testing of food samples. We are experienced in nutritional analysis of packaged food products like –

  • Dietary supplements
  • Protein powders
  • Health drinks
  • Infant formula
  • Biscuits and cookies
  • Cakes
  • Namkeen
  • Chips
  • Ready to eat foods
  • Cooked foods
  • Bakery products
  • Dairy products
  • Meat and meat products
  • Candies and sweets
  • Pickles, purées and pastes
  • Sauces

We provide consultation on the labeling requirements to help you ascertain the tests that need to be conducted and nutritional food testing services like –

  • Energy
  • Protein
  • Carbohydrate
  • Sugar
  • Fibre
  • Dietary fibre
  • Fats
  • Saturated Fatty Acids
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acid
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
  • Trans fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Vitamins – A,E,D,K,B,C
  • Minerals – Ca, Fe, Na, K, Zn, Mg, Mn, I, P, Se and others more
  • Amino acid profile

As per the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labeling) Regulations, 2011, notified by the FSSAI, the nutritional information is required to be mentioned on the label. If the limits do not match with what has been specified on the label or not falling in line with the regulatory guidelines then the product will be considered as a misbranded/substandard product and the food business operator is liable to be punished. The act also requires periodic testing of food products be carried out on the ingredients and products.

The values for nutritional elements like, Vitamins, Minerals, Energy, Protein, Sugar, Fat should be under the prescribed dietary limits in the food items and this shall be printed on the labels based on results of food testing.

The food business operator has to mention the exact values of nutritional elements on the labels. The consumers have to be informed about the complete information on the labels so that they can make their choice while buying a food product. A food label with facts on nutritional value serves as an important source of information to the consumers. The nutritional information on the label also serves as a competitive edge as the consumer can compare the nutritional constituents between different brands while they make choice for the healthy food .

ITC Labs capabilities

We have an experienced team equipped with the latest instruments like GC,GC-HS, HPLCs, GC-MS/MS , LC-MS/MS , ICP-MS and ICP-OES for food testing and nutritional labelling compliance as per RDA value (BY USFDA and ICMR Guidelines).

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