Microbiology Analysis

IADFAC is quipped to be among the best Food Microbiology Lab in the country. The Microbiology team has over 35 years of cumulative experence.

The team can:

 Evaluate analysis results.

 Consult with the food industry about sampling plans, pre-requisite programs, HACCP programs, and sanitary programs run by your plant.

 Undertake audits and engage in troubleshooting within a plant/retail establishment.

 Evaluate package integrity.

 Conduct commercial sterility testing on aseptic and canned products.

 Identify food borne pathogens including: Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus.

 Provide quantitative testing results to determine the level of indicator and spoilage organisms in your product.

 Conduct analysis for aerobic/anaerobic plate counts, coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, yeast and molds, spore counts, Lactobacillus, lactic acid bacteria.



Challenge / Substantivity Tests

A challenge study gives you unparalleled microbiological information and knowledge about your product. IADFAC inoculates relevant microorganisms into your formulation to determine if these organisms present a potential health hazard or spoilage risk.

The reports provide useful information and experts at the lab can offer recommendations for formulation, process, or storage changes to help you improve your product.


Chemical Analysis

IADFAC provides a host of chemical testing services. It can routine monitoring of your products' quality parameters; tests such as:



 Peroxide value


 Free fatty acids


 Preservative levels


 Particle size evaluation


 Bulk density



Contaminant and Mycotoxin Testing

IADFAC has a specially designated residue analysis laboratory in which trained personnel carry out pesticide residue analysis with the latest international methods and sophesticated instrumentation for estimation of various contaminants.

The residue lab is a state-of-the-art facility for heavy metal detection equipped with a highly sensitive Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer with Graphite furnace and Hydride Generator capable of analyzing all the metals in foods as mentioned in FSSAI and water as per BIS.



Additives & Vitamins

IADFAC has developed and validated procedures to carry out analysis of vitamins, food additives, colours, certain amino acids etc. with the help of highly sophisticated instruments such as HPLC etc., which achieve very low detection limits.

The HPLC is fitted with all the three detectors i.e. UV, Fluorescence and Refractive Index Detectors, which means IADFAC has the added unique advantage of carrying out sugar profiling in any food sample.



Shelf Life Studies

IADFAC conducts shelf life testing under a variety of storage conditions for different combinations of temperature and relative humidity. The lab’s panel of food scientists and nutritionists can help you design shelf life studies with recommended storage conditions, test protocols, and test frequencies. Results are interpreted through our detailed technical reports.



Nutrition Labelling

With the Food Safety and Standards Act of India(FSSAI), coming into effect, industries now need to comply by exhibiting the nutrition labeling on their products packaging and also prove the stability. IADFAC has a panel of experts who specialise in nutrition labelling in accordance with USFDA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand regulatory requirements of Nutrition Labelling. The laboratory is equipped to carry out testing as per recommended methods for nutrition labeling.



Glycemic Index

With the health foods sector growing very fast, the Glycemic index (GI) estimation for products being promoted in a big way.

IADFAC has standardized methods based on internationally acceptable test methods to carry out Glycemic index studies. The lab has carried out GI studies of various rice variants for a leading manufacturer and exporter of rice from INDIA. The group of nutrition experts at IADFAC is able to assist the customers with progressive advice, in case required.


Waste Water Analysis

About 70 percent of the earth is water, but only 2.5 percent of that is freshwater. Of the freshwater, 68.9 percent is in the form of glaciers and snow cover, 30.8 percent is groundwater and about 0.3 percent only is in lakes and rivers.

With 2.1 billion people lacking safe drinking water at home and 80 percent of the world's wastewater being dumped largely untreated, back into the environment, polluting rivers, lakes, and oceans, we have an ENORMOUS TASK at hand.

We do our part by analyzing over 200 analytes in water alone. We test Drinking Water, Reagent Water, Bathing / Recreational Waters, Process Water, Effluents, and Ground Water.

 Water Analysis Services

 Comprehensive Water Test List

 Pharmaceutical Water Analysis

 Drinking Water Analysis

 Laboratory Water Analysis

 Water Purifiers Performance Qualification



Food Safety & Hygiene Audits

The same may be evaluated on a periodic basis by our team. The evaluation can be duly supported with analytical data. The expert team can handhold your establishment to maintain international hygiene standards or as desired by you.

IADFAC has a bank of pictorial hygiene posters which are useful visual tools that may be displayed in kitchens and other food service environments.



 Hygiene Audits


Technical Support

Consultants at IADFAC possess an in-depth understanding of the microbial ecology of food processing plants across several industries. The lab’s extensive knowledge can help you design sampling and monitoring plans that ensure microbiological control is maintained at critical process and packaging points.

IADFAC’s team of specialists have in-depth knowledge about raw material components and food processing; their assistance can assist you in setting specifications for your finished products.

If you have ever wondered whether your sanitizer/disinfectant works at the dilution you use it? We can conduct a germicidal activity on your diluted sanitizer/disinfectant using the AOAC methodology.

Other specifics facets of technical support offered by IADFAC include:

 GRAS Certification – consultancy and advice

 Market Intelligence

 Food Technology/Processing – project feasibility studies