SEAFOOD TESTING

Fresh seafood plate with shrimp, crab, lobster, lemon wedges, and melted butter.

The marine food/seafood products business continually evolves with consumer demand. During various fishing and aquaculture operations, the food may be subjected to dangerous residues (such as histamines and biotoxins), organic and inorganic pollutants (such as heavy metals, dioxins, and radioactivity), veterinary medication residues, and other contaminants. Our marine food/seafood testing facility in Chennai can assist producers in identifying and addressing these problematic parts of the process.

Our advanced seafood testing technology and our dedicated group of experts let us analyze the freshness of food while following national and international hygiene and grading requirements

Why is Marine Food/Seafood Testing Required?

Safety Assurance:

Marine food/Seafood may include heavy metals, infections, and other pollutants from the marine environment. By identifying and reducing these dangers, testing guarantees that marine goods are safe for human intake.

Quality Control:

Consumer expectations for quality control include that seafood will be tasty, fresh, and free from flaws. Testing improves client pleasure by confirming that these items fulfil quality requirements.

Regulatory Compliance:

Strict rules and regulations have been set for marine goods by governments and international organizations. By ensuring that these items meet these criteria through marine testing, global trade is facilitated and public health is protected.

Some of the key seafood testing we perform are:

TEST TYPE PARAMETERS CHECKED PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING
The existence of dangerous pathogens such as Salmonella and E. coli. Total microbial contamination.
Locates and controls bad microorganisms, guaranteeing safe seafood.
HEAVY METAL TESTING
Concentrations of heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and cadmium.
Reduces the health risks from heavy metal contamination by detecting it at an early stage.
CHEMICAL CONTAMINANT TESTING
Detection of chemical contaminants like PCBs, dioxins, and pesticides.
Such products do away with harmful chemical residues, making sure that consumers are healthy.
SENSORY EVALUATION
Appearance, taste, odour, and texture to assess overall product quality.
Helps maintain product quality, boost consumer satisfaction and assist in marketing.
NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS
Nutrient content, including Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Gives nutritional information to assist in intelligent food choices.
WATER QUALITY ANALYSIS
Parameters like pH, dissolved oxygen, and pollutants in the water to assess the impact on aquatic life.
Healthy marine environments are maintained. Marine ecology and sustainability being preserved.

Marine Food/Seafood Testing Parameters:

Salt as NaCl Total phosphates (expressed as P) Total Volatile Base Nitrogen (TVBN) Moisture Ash
Acid insoluble as on dry basis
Acidity as acetic acid of fluid Portion
Acidity of brine in canned fish
Ash insoluble in HCL on dry basis
Ash on dry basis
Benzoic Acid
BHA
BHT
Carbohydrate
Crude protein content (N X 6.25)
Dietary Fiber
Drained weight in canned fish
Energy
Fat content on dry basis
Flavour/Odour
Fluid portion
Ash insoluble in diluted HCL (on dry basis
pH
Physical Examination for foreign matter/Extraneous matter
Protein
Salt as NaCl
Sorbic acid
Sulphites (expressed as residual SO2
TBHQ
Total Fat
Total nitrogen conten
Total phosphates (expressed as P)
Unsaponifiable matter
Free faty acids as percent oleic acid
Iodine Value
Refractive Index (40°C)
Saponifaction value
Unsaponifiable matter
Indole
Physical Examination for Foreign matter/ Extraneous matter
Phosphorous as P2O5
Flavour/Odour
Sulfites as SO2
Aldrin
Benzo[a]pyrene
BHC-alpha (benzene hexachloride)
BHC-beta
BHC-delta
BHC-gamma (Lindane, gamma HCH)
Chlordane-cis
Chlordane-trans
DDD-p,p'
DDE-p,p'
DDT-p,p'
Dieldrin
Endosulfan I (alpha isomer)
Endosulfan II (beta isomer)
Endosulfan sulfate
Endrin
Heptachlor
Heptachlor exo-epoxide
Arsenic as As
Cadmium as Cd
Copper as Cu
Lead as Pb
Mercury as Hg
Nickel as N
Tin as Sn
Zinc as Zn

Advancements in Technology, Equipment and Laboratory staff reveal the CVR Labs as the number one choice for marine food/seafood testing services. To find out about our services contact us today.

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