Food Testing Services

Ensure the quality and safety of food products

WHAT IS FOOD TESTING SERVICES?

Increasing awareness of food safety and hygiene has prompted food manufacturers, food processors, primary producers, retailers, catering establishments, hotels, restaurants to put in place adequate food safety programmes and relevant product checks to enhance the quality of their products and to comply with requirements laid down by food regulators worldwide. 

TÜV SÜD provides a wide range of analytical and microbiological evaluation services to help companies in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, animal feed and biotechnology industries perform product analysis, quality control and product labelling in accordance with local and overseas regulatory requirements. 

TÜV SÜD’S FOOD TESTING SERVICES

  • Animal Feed Additives / Pre-mixes
    •  ß - carotene
    • Amino acids
    • Vitamins
    • Nutritional labelling and claims
      • Healthier Choice Logo according to guidelines by Health Promotion Board (Singapore)
      • Singapore Nutrition Labelling
      • FDA Nutrition Labelling
  • Food Chemical and Nutritional Analysis
    • Compositional / Nutritional analysis
      • Ash
      • Carbohydrate
      • Cholesterol
      • Dietary fibre
      • Energy (Calories)
      • Fatty acids profile (including DHA, EPA)
      • Fat
      • Minerals
      • Protein
      • Sugar profile
      • Trans-fats
      • Vitamins
    • Contaminants and residues determination
      • 3-MCPD in soy sauce and food products
      • Acrylamide
      • Allergens
      • Drug residues in seafood, meats and poultry
      • Melamine in food and feed
      • PAHs
      • Pesticide residues
      • Taints and off-flavour
      • Heavy metal residues
    • Food additives analysis
      • Antioxidants (TBHQ, BHA, BHT)
      • Colouring
      • Preservatives
    • Food packaging/container/storage evaluation
      • Antibacterial evaluation of coatings, polymeric films, textiles, etc
      • Bactericidal activity evaluation of biocides, disinfectants, soap, etc
      • Cytotoxicity evaluation
      • Gases in packaged products
      • Metal cans corrosionvand coating delamination evaluation
      • Migration test
      • Permeability of films
      • Seal integrity
      • Suitability of non-metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption (BS 6920 and SS 375)
      • Water filter and cartridge evaluation
  • Microbiological Evaluation
    •  Food and water
      • Coliform and faecal coliform counts
      • Commercial sterility for canned and bottled food
      • Detection of pathogens (Salmonella spp, Vibrio spp, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria monocytogenes etc)
      • Escherichia coli count
      • Total bacteria count (Aerobic and Anaerobic)
      • Total yeast and mould count
    • Environment monitoring and hygiene
      • Bacterial, fungal and algal resistance evaluation
      • Customised training
      • Factory microbial audit and monitoring
      • Food hygiene testing
      • Food hygiene and sanitation training to the catering industries
      • Kitchen audit
      • Kitchen audit and food hygiene monitoring for restaurants and hotels
  • Herbal Preparations and Dietary Supplements Evaluation
    •  Active ingredients
    • Polyphenols in tea products
    • Toxic metals
    • Vitamins

TÜV SÜD’S FACILITIES

  • Protein analyser
  • Amino-acid analyser
  • Crude fibre analyser
  • Ion Chromatographs (IC)
  • PCR pathogen screening system
  • Scanning electron microscope
  • Cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometer
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC)
  • Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • Gas Chromatogrpahs (GC) with various detectors
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometers (ICP-MS)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatographs with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION

TÜV SÜD laboratories are accredited to the requirements of ISO 17025 by the Singapore Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (SAC-SINGLAS).

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