Sigma Test and Research Centre has been inspected & declared acceptable Contract Testing Laboratory by USFDA (United States Food & Drug Administration). The Laboratory has got testing facility in line with the requirements of international regulatory agencies for analysis of pharmaceutical and food products.
Organic food is supposed to be free from synthetic chemicals and governed with strict guidelines. USDA Certified is the label to look for when spending extra money on organic foods. Organic food does not mean chemical-free, it just means it is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. The organic food testing helps in finding out about the presence of these pesticides and fertilizers.
Dairy products testing includes analysis for milk, cheese, other dairy products, as well as products containing ingredients derived from milk, cheese, and other dairy products. These tests are done to determine ash, alkalinity, dispensability, Fat, milk fat, Lactose, Milk Solids, Non – fat, moisture, minerals, Microbiological tests, Protein by Kjeldhal method, Combustion, solids (total) in milk, titrable acidity and vitamins.
Cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops has increased significantly around the globe over the last decade. This increase in production has been combined with a complex and asynchronous global regulatory approval process for GM products, necessitating testing food and agricultural products for GM content in order to facilitate international trade. GMO (genetically modified organism) testing confirms the identity and nature of the product at every step along the supply chain and assures compliance with import or labeling regulations for genetically modified food and feed.
Gluten is a protein complex found in wheat, barley, rye and triticale. A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease. Being gluten intolerant can often mean a person may also be wheat intolerant as well as suffer from the related inflammatory skin condition dermatitis herpetiformis. Gluten free food test are done to know about the amount of gluten present in food.
Pesticide Residue Analysis in agricultural commodities is an important component to assess the human safety since the pesticides are necessarily used to control the various kinds of insects and pests and to increase crop production. Pesticide residue analysis tests are done to identify and quantify the residues from very complex food matrices.
"Nutritional Facts" label was introduced as part of regulations in many countries. But on September 19, 2008, The Ministry of Health and family welfare had mandated packaged food manufacturers to declare nutritional information on their product labs. The label informs consumers of the nature, contents, quantity and quality of the food. It also provides information on the source of the food.