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Common:

  1. Almond
  2. Crustacean
  3. Egg
  4. Fish
  5. Gluten
  6. Hazelnut
  7. Milk
  8. Mollusk
  9. Peanut
  10. Sesame
  11. Soy
  12. Sulphites

 

Cost (exc. GST): $120 for each parameter
Min. Sample Size: 20g
Turnaround Time: 5-9 working days (depending on parameter) 
LOD: 0.1-10ppm (depending on parameter)
Unit of Measurement: mg/kg or ppm (both are the same)


Others:

  • ß-Lactoglobulin (BLG)
  • Casein
  • Cashew
  • Coconut
  • Egg White
  • Lupin
  • Macadamia
  • Mustard
  • Ovalbumin
  • Pine Nut
  • Pistachio
  • Walnut
  • Celery
  • Oats
  • Pecan

Test Parameters (package):

  1. Alanine
  2. Arginine
  3. Asparatic acid
  4. Cystine
  5. Glutamic Acid
  6. Glycinin
  7. Histidine
  8. Hydroxyprolin
  9. Isoleucine
  10. Leucine
  11. Lysine
  12. Methionine
  13. Phenylalanine
  14. Proline
  15. Serine
  16. Threonine
  17. Tyrosine
  18. Valine

Cost: $350 (exc. GST)
Min. Sample Size: 100g
Turnaround Time: 5-7 working daysLOD: 0.1-10ppm (depending on parameterUnit of Measurement: mg/kg or ppm

 

Other Amino Acid:

  1. Tryptophan

Test Parameters:

  1. Propyl gallate
  2. Octyl gallate
  3. Dodecyl gallate
  4. Butylated hydroxyanisole (B.H.A.)
  5. Butylated hydroxytoluene (B.H.T.)
  6. Tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ)
  7. Ascorbyl palmitate
  8. Isopropyl citrate mixture (including monoisopropyl citrate)
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Regulatory Guidelines
SFA’s Sale of Food Act:
INCIDENTAL CONSTITUENTS IN FOOD: 31. Heavy Metals, Arsenic and Lead

TENTH SCHEDULE: Maximum Amounts Of Arsenic and Lead Permitted In Food

Test Parameters:

  1. Arsenic (As)
  2. Mercury (Hg)
  3. Cadmium (Cd)
  4. Antimony (Sb)
  5. Lead (Pb)
  6. Tin (Sn)
  7. Aluminium (Al)
  8. Chromium (Cr)
  9. Manganese (Mn)
  10. Molybdenum (Mo)
  11. Nickel (Ni)

 

Cost (exc. GST): $15.00 for each parameter + $45.00 sample prep fee (charged once per sample)
Eg. To test for Arsenic, Lead and Mercury = (3 X $15) + $45 = $90 (exc. GST)
Min. Sample Size: 20g for each parameter + 20g for sample prep (added once per sample)
Eg. To test for Arsenic, Lead and Mercury = (3 X 20g) + 20g = 80g
Turnaround Time: 5-7 working days
LOD: 0.01ppm
Unit of Measurement: mg/kg or ppm (both are the same)


Premium:

  1. Selenium (Se)

Cost (exc. GST): $100 for Selenium parameter
Min. Sample Size: 20g for each parameter + 20g for sample prep (added once per sample)
Eg. To test for Arsenic, Lead and Mercury food company will need: (3 X 20g) + 20g = 80g
Turnaround Time: 5-7 working days
Unit of Measurement: ug/100g

LOD

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Regulatory Guidelines
SFA’s Sale of Food Act:
INCIDENTAL CONSTITUENTS IN FOOD: 35. Microbiological Standards

Microbiological Standards For Ready-To-Eat Food

Microbiological Standards For Non-Ready-To-Eat-Food


Test Parameters:

5 RTE Microbes

  1. Bacillus Cereus
  2. Clostridium Perfringens
  3. Coagulase-positive Staphylococcus Aureus
  4. Enterobacteriaceae
  5. Escherichia Coli


Others

  1. Escherichia Coli O157:H7
  2. Listeria Monocytogenes
  3. Salmonella
  4. Total Coliform Count
  5. Total Yeast and Mould Count (all fungi)
  6. Aerobic Plate Count (all bacteria)


Seafood

  1. Vibrio Cholerae
  2. Vibrio Parahaemolyticus
  3. Vibrio Vulnificus


Cost (exc. GST)
:
$15.00-$35.00 for each parameter
Min. Sample Size: 20g-50g
Turnaround Time: 4-7 working days
Unit of Measurement:
– cfu/g (for microbes with detection limit)
– detection in 25g (for microbes that should be completely absent)

Test Parameters:

  1. Calcium (Ca)
  2. Copper (Cu)
  3. Iron (Fe)
  4. Magnesium (Mg)
  5. Phosphorus (P)
  6. Potassium (K)
  7. Sodium (Na)
  8. Zinc (Zn)

Cost (exc. GST): $15.00 for each parameter + $40.00 sample prep fee (charged once per sample)
Eg. To test for
Calcium, Copper and Iron = (3 X $15) + $40 = $85 (exc. GST)
Min. Sample Size: 20g for each parameter + 20g for sample prep (added once per sample)
Eg. To test for Calcium, Copper and Iron = (3 X 20g) + 20g = 80g
Turnaround Time: 5-7 working days
Unit of Measurement: mg/100g

Others:

  • Iodine (I)
  • Chloride (Cl)

Regulatory Guidelines
SFA’s Sale of Food Act:
INCIDENTAL CONSTITUENTS IN FOOD: 34. Mycotoxins


Test Parameters:

  1. Total Aflatoxin
  2. Total Fumonisin
  3. Zearalenone (ZEN)
  4. T-2 Toxin
  5. Total Ochratoxin
  6. Deoxynivalenol (DON)

Cost (exc. GST): $100.00 for each parameter
Min. Sample Size: 25g for each parameter (50g for Total Aflatoxin)
Turnaround Time: 5-7 working days
Unit of Measurement: mcg/kg or ppb (both are the same)

Others:

  1. Aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1, G2, M1, M2)
  2. Patulin 
  3. Trichothecenes
  4. Trichothecenes (Type A)

Cost (exc. GST): $150.00-$350.00 for each parameter
Min. Sample Size: 70g for each parameter (50g for Aflatoxin)
Turnaround Time: 6-7 working days

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10 Parameters Required by Singapore’s Health Promotion Board:

  1. Energy
  2. Protein
  3. Total Fat
  4. Saturated Fat
  5. Trans Fat
  6. Cholesterol
  7. Carbohydrates
  8. Sugar
  9. Dietary Fibre
  10. Sodium

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Other Parameters Included (upon requested):

  1. Ash
  2. Moisture
  3. Sugar Profile
    – Fructose
    – Galactose
    – Glucose
    – Maltose
    – Lactose
    – Sucrose
  4. Fatty Acid Profile
    – Polyunsaturated Fat
    – Monounsaturated Fat
    – Omega 3 (DHA, EPA, ALA)
    – Omega 6 (ARA, CLA, GLA)
    – Omega 9 (Oleic Acid)
    (45 other FAs upon requested)

Cost (exc. GST): $520.00 for entire package ($450.00 for 10 samples and above)
Min. Sample Size: 300g for entire package
Turnaround Time: 5-7 working days
Unit of Measurement: vary on the parameter

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Regulatory Guidelines 
SFA’s Sale of Food Act:
INCIDENTAL CONSTITUENTS IN FOOD: 30. Pesticide Residues

Pesticide Maximum Residual Limit List

Please let us know your sample matrix and we would advise accordingly. 

1

2,4-D

2

Abamectin

3

Acephate

4

Acetamiprid

5

Acifluorfen

6

Alachlor

7

Aldicarb

8

Aluminium phosphide

9

Ametryn

10

Amitraz

11

Asulam

12

Atrazine

13

Azinphos-methyl

14

Azocyclotin (the total residue arising from the use of azocyclotin and/or cyhexatin)

15

Azoxystrobin

16

Benalaxyl

17

Bendiocarb

18

Benomyl (determined as the sum of benomyl, carbendazim, and 2-aminobenzimidazine and expressed as carbendazim)

19

Bifenthrin

20

Boscalid

21

Bromacil

22

Bromophos

23

Buprofezin

24

Captan

25

Carbaryl

26

Carbendazim

27

Carbofuran

28

Carbofuran and 3-hydroxy carbofuran expressed as carbofuran

29

Carbosulfan

30

Chlorantraniliprole

31

Chlordane (sum of cis and trans chlordane and oxychlordance)

32

Chlorfenapyr

33

Chlorfenvinphos

34

Chlormequat

35

Chlorothalonil

36

Chlorpropham

37

Chlorpyrifos

38

Chlorpyrifosmethyl

39

Clothianidin

40

Coumaphos

41

Cyantraniliprole

42

Cyfluthrin

43

Cyhalothrin

44

Cyhexatin (defined as the sum of cyhexatin and dicyclohexyltin oxide, expressed as cyhexatin)

45

Cypermethrin

46

Cypermethrin (sum of isomers)

47

Cyproconazole

48

Cyprodinil

49

Cyromazine

50

Deltamethrin

51

Demeton (including demeton-O, demeton-S, demeton-O-methyl, demeton-S-methyl and oxydemoton-S methyl)

52

Diafenthiuron

53

Diazinon

54

Dichlorvos

55

Dicofol

56

Difenoconazole

57

Diflubenzuron

58

Dimethoate

59

Dimethoate (including its oxygen analogues)

60

Dimethomorph

61

Dimethyl, dithiocarbamates resulting from the use of ferbam, thiram or ziram

62

Dinocap

63

Diphenylamine

64

Diquat

65

Disulfoton (as demeton)

66

Dithiocarbamates

67

Dithiocarbamates (expressed as CS2 and referred separately to the residues arising from any or each of the following groups of dithiocarbamates)

68

Dodine

69

EDB (ethylene dibromide)

70

EMAMECTIN BENZOATE

71

Endosulfan (including endosulfan sulphate)

72

EPN

73

Epoxiconazole

74

Esfenvelerate

75

Ethion

76

Ethoxyquin

77

Ethylene Oxide

78

Ethylenebisdithio – carbamates (resulting from the use of mancozeb, maneb or zinb) and excluding propineb

79

Etofenprox

80

Famoxadone

81

Fenamiphos

82

Fenazaquin

83

Fenbuconazole

84

Fenbutatin-oxide

85

Fenhexamid

86

Fenitrothion

87

Fenobucarb

88

Fenpropathrin

89

Fenpyroximate

90

Fenthion

91

Fentin

92

Fenvalerate

93

Fipronil

94

Flonicamid

95

Fludioxonil

96

Flufenoxuron

97

Flusilazole

98

Flutolanil

99

Flutriafol

100

Folpet

101

Hexaconazole

102

Hexaflumuron

103

Hexythiazox

104

Hydrogen cyanide

105

Imazalil

106

Imidacloprid

107

Indoxacarb

108

Inorganic bromide (total bromide ion from all sources)

109

Iprodione

110

Iprovalicarb

111

Isofenphos

112

Isoprocarb

113

Kresoxim-methyl

114

Lufenuron

115

Malathion

116

Maleic hydrazide

117

Mancozeb (see dithiocarbamates)

118

Maneb (see dithiocarbamates)

119

Metalaxyl

120

Metaldehyde

121

Methamidophos

122

Methidathion

123

Methiocarb

124

Methomyl

125

Metolachlor

126

Monocrotophos

127

Myclobutanil

128

Omethoate

129

Oxadiazon

130

Oxadixyl

131

Oxamyl

132

Paclobutrazole

133

Paraquat

134

Parathion

135

Penconazole

136

Pencycuron

137

Pendimethalin

138

Permethrin

139

Permethrin (total isomers)

140

Phenthoate

141

Phorate

142

Phosalone

143

Phosmet

144

Phosphomidon

145

Picloram

146

Piperonyl butoxide

147

Pirimiphos-methyl

148

PP-DDT

149

Primicarb

150

Prochloraz

151

Prochloraz (determined as 2,4,6-trichlorophenol)

152

Procymidon

153

Profenofos

154

Propamocarb

155

Propargite

156

Propiconazole

157

Prothiofos

158

Pyraclostrobin

159

Pyrethrins

160

Pyridaben

161

Pyrimethanil

162

Pyriproxifen

163

Quinaphos

164

Quintozene

165

SPINETORAM

166

Spinosad

167

Spirodiclofen

168

Sulfotepp

169

Tebufenozide

170

Tebufenpyrad

171

Teflubenzuron

172

Tetraconazole

173

Thiabendazole

174

Thiacloprid

175

Thiamethoxam

176

Thiometon

177

Thiophanate-methyl

178

Thiram

179

Tolclofos-methyl

180

Tolfenpyrad

181

Triadimefon + Triadimenol

182

Triadimeforn

183

Triazophos

184

Trichlorfon

185

Trifloxystrobin

186

Triforine

187

Vamidothion

188

Zeranol

189

Zineb (see dithiocarbamates)

190

Ziram

 

Regulatory Guidelines
SFA’s Sale of Food Act:
FOOD ADDICTIVE: 19. Chemical Preservatives

FOURTH SCHEDULE: Permitted Chemical Preservative in Selected Food

To calculate Sorbic Acid from Potassium Sorbate, use the following formula:
[Molecular weight of Sorbic Acid / Molecular weight of Potassium Sorbate] X [Amount of Potassium Sorbate in Sample (ppm)]
= Amount of Sorbic Acid in Sample (ppm)

 

Test Parameters:
Sulfur Dioxide
Benzoic Acid
Methyl Para-hydroxy Benzoate
Sorbic Acid
Nitrite
Nitrate
Dimethyl Dicarbonate

Others:
Potassium Sorbate
Calcium Sorbate
Sodium Benzoate
Potassium Benzoate
Calcium Benzoate

 

Cost (exc. GST): $40.00 – $200.00 (vary on parameter)
Min. Sample Size: 20g – 100g (vary on parameter)
Turnaround Time: 5-7 working days
Unit of Measurement: ppm or mg/kg (both are the same)

 

Package Parameters:
  1. PDCAAS
  2. Amino Acid
  3. Protein
  4. Tryptophan
Cost (exc. GST): $1,045.00 for entire package Min. Sample Size: 100g Turnaround Time: 14 working days Unit of Measurement: vary on parameter  

The “lesser” version of the Nutrition Information Panel.

Package Parameters: 

  1. Ash
  2. Carbohydrate
  3. Fats
  4. Moisture
  5. Protein
  6. Dietary Fibre

Cost (exc. GST): $270.00 for entire package
Min. Sample Size: 100g for entire package
Turnaround Time: 7 working days
Unit of Measurement: varies

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What is the purpose of Shelf-life Testing?
The purpose of Shelf-life testing is allow consumer to know when will your food exceed the safety limit of microbes or lose their texture and quality. 

How does Shelf-life testing work?
Shelf-life testing typically test for a list of parameters (“P”), over a period of time (“T”), every interval (“I”) under a certain conditions (“C”).

(“P”), (“T”), (“I”) and (“C”) variables are to be determined by the food company.


Example:

“P” = Parameters: 

  1. Enterobacteriaceae
  2. Escherichia coli 
  3. Clostridium perfringens 
  4. Coagulase+ve Staphylococcus aureus
  5. Listeria monocytogenes
  6. Salmonella 
  7. Water Activity
  8. Peroxide Value
  9. pH

“T” = Intended Duration of Storage: 3 months/6months/1 year/2 years

“I” = Interval of Testing: every 1 month/3 months/6 months

“C” = Conditions: frozen (below -18degC), chilled (0-4degC), ambient (15-25 degC)

 

Minimum sample mass: depends

Turnaround Time for Results (TAT): depends

 

Accelerated Shelf-life Testing
For Intended Storage Duration (“T”) above 1 year, food companies can opt for the Accelerated Shelf-life Testing, whereby the TAT will be 4x faster (for Frozen/Chilled Products) or 2.0-2.5x faster (for Ambient Products).

 

What is the purpose of Shelf-life Testing?
The purpose of Shelf-life testing is allow consumer to know when will your food exceed the safety limit of microbes or lose their texture and quality. 

How does Shelf-life testing work?
Shelf-life testing typically test for a list of parameters (“P”), over a period of time (“T”), every interval (“I”) under a certain conditions (“C”).

(“P”), (“T”), (“I”) and (“C”) variables are to be determined by the food company.


Example:

“P” = Parameters: 

  1. Enterobacteriaceae
  2. Escherichia coli 
  3. Clostridium perfringens 
  4. Coagulase+ve Staphylococcus aureus
  5. Listeria monocytogenes
  6. Salmonella 
  7. Water Activity
  8. Peroxide Value
  9. pH

“T” = Intended Duration of Storage: 3 months/6months/1 year/2 years

“I” = Interval of Testing: every 1 month/3 months/6 months

“C” = Conditions: frozen (below -18degC), chilled (0-4degC), ambient (15-25 degC)

 

Minimum sample mass: depends

Turnaround Time for Results (TAT): depends

 

Accelerated Shelf-life Testing
For Intended Storage Duration (“T”) above 1 year, food companies can opt for the Accelerated Shelf-life Testing, whereby the TAT will be 4x faster (for Frozen/Chilled Products) or 2.5-2.8x 

 

Package Parameters:

  1. Saccharin
  2. Cyclamte
  3. Acelsulfame-K
  4. Sucralose
  5. Neotame
  6. Steviol Glycoside

Cost (exc. GST): $300.00 for entire package
Min. Sample Size: 100g for entire package
Turnaround Time: 7 working days
Unit of Measurement: varies

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Vitamins:

  1. Vitamin A (Total)
    1. Vitamin A (Retinol)
    2. Vitamin A (B-Carotene)
  2. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
  3. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  4. Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  5. Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide)
  6. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)
  7. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl)
  8. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  9. Vitamin B7 (Biotin)
  10. Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
  11. Vitamin B12 (Total)
    1. Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
  12. Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
  13. Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol)
  14. Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
  15. Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
  16. Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
  17. Vitamin K1 (Phylloquinone)
  18. Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone)

Cost (exc. GST): $80.00 – $200.00 per parameter
Min. Sample Size: 20 – 50g per parameter
Turnaround Time: 7 – 14 calendar days
Unit of Measurement: varies