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#1 mind over matter

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:35 AM

We are looking for an accredited body to do the testing for our products nutritional facts to help consumers make smart choices at the same time meet the required labeling on packaging of food.
Any referrals?

Could anyone help me on the specific information I need to include in the letter so they (accredited body) will be able to give us a quotation for said service.



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Posted 01 April 2011 - 12:32 PM

Hi,

You can go to the Buyers Guide to check out the list under "Certification Bodies".

Of the list, I recognize SGS as one of the labs that does testings for food products. Not too sure about the rest though. You can visit their website for more info and contacts for quotation on related tests.



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Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:03 AM

We are looking for an accredited body to do the testing for our products nutritional facts to help consumers make smart choices at the same time meet the required labeling on packaging of food.
Any referrals?

Could anyone help me on the specific information I need to include in the letter so they (accredited body) will be able to give us a quotation for said service.


You can try search on web if there are any lab which already accredited to do testing any kind of microbiological and chemical tests

I think specific information that you need to include are
1. what kind of your product?
2. how many samples?
3. What kind of test do you need?

You should ask your local authority about labelling standard on packaging.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:10 AM

Mind Over Matter

If you explain:

- what your products are
- what kind of tests you need conducting
- the country you are located

Members will be able to tell you the type of laboratory you require and exactly what accreditation they should hold in order to demonstrate competence.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:23 AM

Mind Over Matter

If you explain:

- what your products are
- what kind of tests you need conducting
- the country you are located

Members will be able to tell you the type of laboratory you require and exactly what accreditation they should hold in order to demonstrate competence.

Regards,
Simon

1) The products are the following:
-Brown Rice
- Premium Whole Grain Rice
- Corn Grits

2) We don’t have a preferred testing methodology. Any methodology is okay as long as we comply with USFDA regulations.
3) Located in the Philippines

Thank you very much.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 03:17 AM

Hello Mind Over Matter,

You will have a list of certified laboratories which you can often access from the Internet in your country and contact them directly and ask them if they perform the testing that you require. Your local authority can assist you with packaing requirements or altrenatively sek that information from USDA . '

Maybe in your country you have SGS labs and they are very helpful as they generally operate globally.

Regards

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:01 AM

Hello Mind Over Matter,

You will have a list of certified laboratories which you can often access from the Internet in your country and contact them directly and ask them if they perform the testing that you require. Your local authority can assist you with packaing requirements or altrenatively sek that information from USDA . '

Maybe in your country you have SGS labs and they are very helpful as they generally operate globally.

Regards

Ajay

I contacted SGS Philippines and they are coordinating with their laboratory regarding my query. Will surely follow your advice. Need 2 more accredited external laboratories per Purchasing procedure (canvassing).

Thanks for all the referrals so far.










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Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:01 PM

Dear MOM,

You might try googling this -

food analytical laboratories in "Philippines"


Seemed to be fairly productive. :smile:

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 03:15 AM

Are the following test parameters required or applicable for products I specified in post #5?

Taken from an external lab proposal:

Total Calories
Total Fat
Sodium
Total Carbohydrates
Moisture
Dietary Fiber
Sugar
Protein
Saturated Fat
Iron
Cholesterol
Calories from fat
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Trans-fatty Acid
Total Ash
Drafting of Food Label




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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:44 AM

The laboratory can help you in answering your questions regarding tests. It is better to address the questions directly with the SGS or other laboratories in Phillipines.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 05:39 AM

Dear MOM,

I understand yr question, a basic answer is probably legislatory labelling requirements.

This is function of, for example,

Destination
Actual commercialised product / product categorisation
Potential Consumer

In many cases the "safe" answer is necessarily with the receiver.

A conservative reply might be that all the items you mention are possible (except the last bonus one maybe :smile: )(and maybe others !).
If you try looking at the reverse side of a few related items on sale, you will get some idea for yr own location (assuming the data shown is legally complete :smile: ).

Rgds / Charles.C


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Posted 06 April 2011 - 06:17 AM

Dear MOM,

I understand yr question, a basic answer is probably legislatory labelling requirements.

This is function of, for example,

Destination
Actual commercialised product / product categorisation
Potential Consumer

In many cases the "safe" answer is necessarily with the receiver.

A conservative reply might be that all the items you mention are possible (except the last bonus one maybe :smile: )(and maybe others !).
If you try looking at the reverse side of a few related items on sale, you will get some idea for yr own location (assuming the data shown is legally complete :smile: ).

Rgds / Charles.C

Great idea! I’ll try looking at the reverse side of a few related items on sale
We want to comply with USFDA regulations. Perhaps the destination is US. Need to clarify this matter with marketing team, same with the potential consumer consideration. And I'm not sure what you mean by "actual commercialized product / product categorization." By the way, I asked if test parameters I mentioned are all applicable because, you know, each test parameter has equivalent $$$ value. Thanks for your inputs Charles C.

I’m not sure if moisture, trans-fatty acid, and total ash ca be included. Any comments from health experts out there?

Edited by mind over matter, 06 April 2011 - 08:44 AM.





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