Our laboratory has been approved for testing food products under EIC’s Laboratory Approval Scheme. We use analytical methods that meet the requirements of the importing countries through acceptable and validated methods of analysis. We provide testing facilities for commodities for the purpose of EIC certification of export quality commodities required for export under EIC’s schemes.
The scope of testing will be carried out for the following
- Qualitative PCR test for the detection of GMO for cotton starch, cottonseed, raw cotton fiber, groundnut, groundnut meal, lecithin, maize, miller, rice, sorghum, tea, wheat, guar churi, sesame seeds, rapeseed, soybeans and basmati rice.
- Milk and milk products
- Rice and Basmati Rice
- Menthol (IS: 3134 – 1965)
- Guar Gum (IS: 10502 – 1993)
- Water for Processed Food Industry (IS: 4251: 1967)
- Drinking Water as per IS: 10500: 1991
We are a NABL/ ISO accredited laboratory that carries out testing in the fields of biological, chemical and mechanical testing. We have a team of 350 highly qualified and skilled professionals to offer quality testing services to various industries.
Our state of the art laboratories are fully equipped to undertake testing operations of commodities with total transparency and convenience for customers. As most of the products travel through international borders, it becomes imperative to monitor and ensure the quality of food products and obtain plausible guarantees as per the global standards. Our laboratories have been assessed by the highly qualified personnel from EIC.
It is crucial to Inspect food products in conformation with quality parameters prescribed by the importing countries.
Our labs are sophisticated with latest technologies and follow rigorous procedures for quality check and certification that are at par with particularized global standards.
A glimpse at the role of EIC
- EIC is an apex body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, which provides comprehensive development of export trade through quality control and pre-shipment inspection. It is responsible for notifying minimum standards for exports, international standards or standards of the importing countries and to set up suitable machinery for inspection and quality control.
- The EIC ensures the development of export trade of India through Quality Control and Inspection. EIC is empowered to notify which commodities will be subject to Quality Control and Inspection before being exported and to establish standards of quality and specify the type of Quality Control or Inspection these commodities require.
- The Export Inspection Council (EIC) is India’s official export certification authority formed to certify the safety and quality of products that are exported from India. An exporter can only sell goods internationally if it can meet the importing country’s requirements both in terms of quality and safety. EIC has global acceptance in the field of certification.
- It provides compulsory certification for different kinds of food items like fish, seafood, honey, dairy products, egg and poultry products, meat and meat products etc.
- Quality certification of export goods by installing quality assurance, procedures, in process quality control and self-certification) in the export unit and via consignment wise examination.
- Quality certification for exportable food items by installing Food Safety Management System (FSMS) in the food dispensation units that are on par with international guidelines
- It issues various certificates like health and authenticity to exporters through multiple product export schemes.
Honey Analysis in our EIC approved laboratories;
- Honey is the most adulterated food in the world. Honey adulteration is a major concern across the world. Standards of honey purity have been revised every so often. This is why the government has made it mandatory to test honey before the export from an EIC approved laboratory before exporting it to foreign countries.
- To promote the exports of Honey the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India has set up a Residue Monitoring Plan to monitor the levels of antibiotics, heavy metals and pesticides contamination in honey destined for exports. The EIC plays a major role in implementation of RMP.
- EIC has set up Level of Action limits (similar to standards) for antibiotics in exported honey. Samples found to be containing antibiotics beyond the Level of Action are deemed non–compliant.
- According to Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO’s) Codex Alimentations Commission, “Honey is the natural sweet substance produced by honeybees from the nectar of plants or from the secretions of living parts of the plants or excretions of plant sucking insects on the living parts of the plants, that bees collect, transform by combining with specific substances of their own, deposit, dehydrate, store and leave in the honeycomb to ripen and mature”. If honey is adulterated with sugar it is not honey.
Our FSSAI notified and Export Inspection Council (EIC) approved laboratories in pan India locations provide honey analysis for the manufacturers to ensure that it is free from adulteration and fulfills all the quality parameters before exporting it to foreign countries.
Our laboratories approved by the Export Inspection Council of India (EIC) are the official export certification body for milk products exports from India. It specifies the quality control mechanism to be followed by processing establishments and ensures compliance to the requirements through well-defined monitoring and surveillance programmes.
- The exporters of Dairy products should get their milk tested from an EIC approved laboratory to ensure compliance of milk products exported to foreign countries.
- The government has made a health certification mandatory for all milk and milk product exports that will be subject to stringent quality control, inspection and monitoring. Export of milk and milk products that do not comply with the standards will be prohibited as per rules notified by the commerce and industry ministry.
- It is further notified by the government that milk and milk products shall be subjected to quality control or inspection or both prior to export in cases where importing countries require such an export certification.
- The ministry has also issued the revised Export of Milk and Milk Products (Quality Control, Inspection and Monitoring) rules.
- According to the rules, as part of the procedure for quality control, inspection and certification, an exporter intending to export milk or milk products would have to apply for the approval of its establishment where the intended product is prepared or processed as per the Food Safety Management System based inspection system.
- We provide testing facilities for pesticide residues in rice and many other food products. We have developed a highly sensitive, rapid and reproducible method for the detection of pesticides in Rice samples.
- We can carry out pre-shipment inspection and sampling of consignments even from remote locations, using an extensive network of trained field staff.
- The results of an analysis are provided within 24-48 hours of the samples reaching our lab. We can also conduct other tests including non-GMO certification, heavy metals, pesticide residue, microbiology and other quality parameters as per your requirements.
- Basmati and Non-Basmati rice requires certificates issued by the Export Inspection Council (EIC). The Agriculture Department ensures that the bills of pesticides must be checked at grass root levels to curb the sale of sub-standard agrochemicals to farmers as per Insecticides Act, 1968, and the Fertiliser Control Act, 1985. As per the notification, the certificate of inspection by Export Inspection Agencies is mandatory for exports to European countries.
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