The purpose of nutritional analysis now is to provide the information you need to make healthy choices for the food you eat. It is designed to provide the facts for nutrients that impact common health concerns, such as weight control, diabetes and high blood pressure and to guide those following a special diet.
At METS Lab
We conduct food testing for all nutritional parameters and is accredited EIAC, GAC, IAS as per ISO/IEC 17025 for the testing of food samples. We are experienced in nutritional labeling for hotel and restaurant menus. We also provide nutritional analysis of packaged food products like –
- Dietary supplements
- Protein powders
- Health drinks
- Infant formula
- Biscuits and cookies
- Ready to eat foods
- Cooked foods
- Bakery products
- Dairy products
- Meat and meat products
- Candies and sweets
- Pickles, purées and pastes
- Menu Labeling.. etc.
We provide consultation on the labeling requirements to help you ascertain the tests that need to be conducted and nutritional food testing services like –
- Calorific Value
- Dietary fibre
- Saturated Fatty Acids
- Monounsaturated Fatty Acid
- Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
- Trans fats
- Vitamins – A,E,D,K,B,C
- Minerals – Ca, Fe, Na, K, Zn, Mg, Mn, I, P, Se and many more
- Amino acids
As per the Food Safety and Standards, the nutritional information is required to be mentioned on the label.
If the limits do not match with what has been specified on the label or not falling in line with the regulatory guidelines then the product will be considered as a misbranded/substandard product and the food business operator is liable to be punished. The act also requires periodic food testing be carried out on the ingredients and products.
The information about the nutritional constituents like Vitamins, Minerals, protein along with their values in the food products & health supplements should be declared on the labels.
A constant check through regular food testing needs to be done on the nutritional ingredients in reference to the recommended values which are safe for human consumption.
The values for nutritional elements like, Vitamins, Minerals, Energy, Protein, Sugar, Fat should be under the prescribed dietary limits in the food items and this shall be printed on the labels based on results of food testing. If present in excess nutritional contents can cause nausea, diarrhea, and stomach cramps and other side effects.
The food business operator has to mention the exact values of nutritional elements on the labels. The consumers have to be informed about the complete information on the labels so that they can make their choice while buying a food product.
A food label with facts on nutritional value serves as an important source of information to the consumers especially in case of children or people seeking a food product to fulfill their specific needs.
The nutritional information on the label also serves as a competitive edge as the consumer can compare the nutritional constituents between different brands while they make choice for the healthy food .
We have an experienced team equipped with the latest instruments for food testing for nutritional labeling compliance for waste water testing and more. The parameters depending upon the nature of sample and the purpose of the analysis.
For more details on Nutritional Labelling for your product in UAE/ Abu Dhabi/ Qatar/ Uk, please feel free to contact METS Lab.