SGS expands its food testing capabilities with the Advanced Centre of Testing (ACT) launch at its laboratory premises at Ambattur, Chennai. The ACT provides specialized services for targeted and non-targeted detection of various contaminants, digital sensory analysis, and DNA-based molecular solutions. The advanced capabilities will help the agriculture and food industry combat fraud, ensure authenticity, enhance safety, and improve the quality of food products to build consumer trust.
As food products progress from farm to fork, they can be vulnerable to fraud and contamination at various points in the supply chain. This requires strict surveillance to ensure the integrity and quality of the food products when delivered to the customer. The ACT deploys advanced scientific equipment to detect and identify compounds, characterize sensory attributes, and identify organisms with fast turn-around times and allows retrospective data analytics.
Advanced Centre of Testing capabilities include:
High-resolution accurate mass spectrometry for targeted and non-targeted screening of agrochemical residues, pesticides, contaminants, antibiotics, veterinary drugs, steroids, nitrosamines, hormones etc.
Electronic nose (eNose) and Electronic tongue (eTongue) for digital sensory evaluation with unbiased, precise organoleptic evaluation.
Next Generation Sequencing technology (NGS) and Digital PCR provide DNA-based and molecular-biology solutions for probiotic testing, halal testing, vegan testing, GMO testing, food adulteration, and plant, meat, and fish allergens, and bacterial species identification.
The ACT provides powerful solutions to the agriculture and food industry to take quality control to the next level and improve speed to market with fast, precise, and reliable results.
The SGS laboratory at Ambattur, Chennai, provides a comprehensive range of solutions towards quality testing of food and agricultural products. The National Accreditation Board accredits it for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for conformance to ISO 17025:2017. It is uniquely positioned to meet the growing needs of manufacturers in the agriculture, food, and cosmetics industry by delivering a broad spectrum of quality, safety, authenticity, and sustainability services.