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Seafood Inspection and Quality Assurance

Internationally Recognised Testing Services for Seafood & Fish Products

What is seafood quality assurance?

Seafood safety testing and quality assurance address the issues of managing safety, quality, and logistics throughout the supply chain. It involves auditing, testing, and inspecting the product at each stage to verify that it satisfies food safety and regulatory requirements. Preventing seafood fraud via DNA analysis for species identification is also integral to seafood quality assurance.

We also provide seafood laboratory services. Our Gurgaon lab is accredited by the Export Inspection Council of India (EIC) for fish and fishery products, milk and milk products, meat and meat products, and spices and condiments.

Our lab at Vizag addresses issues of managing safety, quality, and logistics throughout the supply chain. Recently accredited by the Export Inspection Council (EIC), the quality assurance services at the testing lab act as a quality gate between producers, manufacturers, and buyers. The lab also houses experienced food safety auditors to offer certification for BRC, HACCP, ISO 22000, and FSSC 22000. 

Why is testing seafood and fish products important?

Carrying our quality assurance for seafood and fish products is important for several reasons:

  • Comply with national and international quality requirements
  • Avoid fines and costly product recalls
  • Improve consumer trust in your brand
  • Avoid seafood fraud where cheaper or more readily available seafood and fish products are mislabelled as more desirable alternatives
  • Demonstrate traceability throughout the supply chain

seafood quality assurance certification provides your organisation with multiple benefits:

  • Mitigate risk – by minimizing quality and safety issue with independent testing.

  • Save time and money – TÜV SÜD is a one-stop solutions provider that can serve your company’s need.

  • Shorten time to market – with the help of our sophisticated infrastructure and advance knowledge of regulations.

  • Enhanced quality and productivity – TÜV SÜD works with you along the entire product development lifecycle to ensure compliance to national and international standards.

  • Inspire confidence – by ensuring your products and processes comply with national and international standards, you inspire greater confidence in your buyer.

how can we help you?

Our global reach and state-of-the-art laboratories will help you achieve traceability of your seafood supply chain across all key markets. We provide seafood testing services and quality assurance certification with customised solutions to help you achieve complete quality assurance in your seafood supply chain. 

Chemical Testing

  • Proximate analysis

  • Toxin analysis (Mycotoxins, Aflatoxins)

  • Toxic heavy metal at trace levels

  • (Pb, As, Cd, Hg, Cr, etc.)

  • Water analysis as per WHO, IS-4251, 10500,14543 &

  • EC-98/83

  • Antibiotic residues (Nitro furans & Metabolites,

  • Tetracyclines, Sulphonamides)

  • Pesticide residues

  • Organo metallic compounds

  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

  • Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs)

  • Histamin

Microbiology Testing

 

Our highly skilled experts coupled with our cutting-edge testing equipment worldwide can conduct comprehensive biological evaluation services. This is especially crucial with bacterial strains in pathogens constantly evolving and posing ubiquitous risks to the health of your consumers and your reputation

We offer the following testing services:

  • Total aerobic plate count

  • Total coliform

  • E.coli

  • Staph. aureus count

  • Salmonella spp.

  • Listeria monocytogenese

  • Microbiological analysis

  • Genetically Modified Organism

  • Sampling and sensory analysis

  • DNA testing for identification of species

Certification Services

  • FSSC 22000

  • Supplier audit

  • Regulatory and compliance audits

  • Traceability certificate based on ISO 22005

  • Social compliance audits

  • ISO 22000

  • BRC Global food standard and packaging

  • HACCP

  • ISO 9001

  • IFS Food

Inspection Services

  • During Production (Dupro) Inspection: this inspectionis conducted, when 25% - 40% of the production is completed.

  • Initial Production Check (IPC): 5% - 10% of the goods are inspected under IPC.

  • Final Random Inspection (FRI): this detailed inspection is conducted, when total consignment is packed and ready for dispatch.

  • Hygine Inspection(HI): inspection of worker personnel hygiene, building and equipment santitation, food handling , process inspections and audits are conducted.

Why choose TÜV SÜD?

 

TÜV SÜD offers internationally recognised seafood testing services. Our global reach and state-of-the-art laboratories and seafood laboratory services help you rapidly achieve traceability and quality assurance across your entire seafood supply chain. Our specialist knowledge of seafood regulations and testing expertise means that we ensure your products comply with international and national requirements, including Chinese, Japanese, US FDA, and EU standards. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

  • What are the indicators of seafood to ensure quality control?

    Seafood quality control indicators revolve around:

    • The freshness of the raw material
    • Hygiene
    • Processing temperature exposure
    • Fat stability
    • Purity
    • Safety
    • Traceability

    We provide seafood testing services and seafood laboratory services that gauge the quality of seafood across all the above parameters and help you ensure quality control.

     

  • Is seafood regulated by FDA?

    FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ensures that the country’s seafood supply (domestic and imported) is safe, honestly labeled, sanitary and wholesome.

  • What is seafood HACCP?

    Seafood HACCP covers an extensive range of factors that include the below subparts:

    • General provisions
    • Current good manufacturing practices
    • Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls
    • Modified Requirements
    • Withdrawal of a Qualified Facility Exemption
    • Requirements Applying to Records That Must Be Established and Maintained
    • Supply-Chain Program

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