Chemical Analysis

The testing of food products by Chemical Analysis is crucial for labelling to ensure compliancy with legislation. Chemical Analysis provides compositional and nutritional information about a food product. It is legal requirement of a food label to have a nutritional information panel. Disclosing this information to the consumer is important for maintaining food safety.

Nav Labs (AUS) offers current techniques for manufactured and raw food materials. All test methods are based on Australian Standards or recognised international references e.g. AOAC, AOCS, APHA.

Nav Labs (AUS) Chemists are highly qualified and experienced in Food Chemistry. Our Chemical Analysis facilities house state-of-the-art technology and instruments to produce accurate and timely results. Our latest techniques include Gas Chromatography (GS), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS), Soxhlet Extraction, and Kjeldahl.

Standard food Chemical Analysis by Nav Labs (AUS) includes:

  • Fat, FFA, protein, salt, sugar, salt, carbohydrate, energy, allergens, nitrite, nitrate and NIP of food.
  • Moisture, water activity, pH, heavy metals, and allergens.
  • Inorganic and organic testing.

Our NATA scope of accreditation (see here) was recently expanded to include Chemical Analysis for:

  • Fat, Moisture, Salt and Ash for Flours
  • Meat and meat products
  • Mixed foods, Cereal products, and Grains
  • Meat and meat products
  • Pet foods
  • Cheese, Butter, and Dairy products

We serve a range of industries e.g. Ready-To-Eat meals, prepared foods, Smallgoods manufacturing, abattoirs, further meat processing, food service, seafood, wholesalers, retailer and export businesses. The turnaround time for Chemical Analysis is 10 working days. Priority testing to reduce turnaround time is available at extra cost.

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