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Chemical Analysis

Chemical Analysis

CSIR-FRI offer comprehensive chemical analytical services to the local beverage, food, feed and brewing industries.

Commodities tested include: Fish and fish products, chocolate and cocoa products, water, fruit juices and soft drinks, biscuits, toffees, dairy products, poultry products, spices, flavorings, condiments and vegetables.

 

We have been granted accreditation to ISO/IEC17025:2005 by South Africa National Accreditation System (SANAS) for the following chemical analysis:

Accredited Chemical tests are:

    • Moisture determination in food and feed-Air Over Method AOAC 925.10 (1990)
    • Protein in food and feed-Kjeldahl method AOAC 984.13 (1990)
    • Fat (crude) or ether extract in food and animal feed-Soxhelt method AOAC 920.39 C (2000)
    • Determination of Ash in dried food and feed AOAC 923.03 (2000)

Wine, Spirit and soft drinks:

    • Determination of alcohol, total extracts, acidity, sugars, total soluble solids etc.

Other Chemical Analyses cover

    • mycotoxin, milk solid non fat, sulphite, theobromine, benzoate, Wet Gluten (wheat Flour), carbohydrate& energy, saponification value, iodine value, and impurities. Other tests include impurities (feed/powdery samples), unsaponifiable matter, iron, acid Insoluble Ash, Water soluble ash, Alkalinity of soluble ash, Salt: (NaCI, Sulphate, Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine), Caffeine, Bromate, Urease Activity, Aflatoxin, Free Fatty Acids, Peroxide Value, Impurities (oil), Impurities (water insoluble), Calcium, Phosphorus, Esters, Aldehydes, Starch, and Crude fibre. Determination of alcohol, total extract, acidity, sugars, total soluble solids are also done.

Approved methods and latest techniques

The analytical work in the Food Chemistry Laboratory is carried out in accordance with both national and internationally accepted standards.

Our Chemistry laboratories are equipped with instruments such as:

  • Gas chromatograph (GC) equipped with a sniffing pot
  • Gas chromatograph equipped with a mass spectrometer (GCMS)
  • High performance liquid chromate-graphs (HPLC)
  • Atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS)

Chemical Analysis Price List

No. Analytical Test Price (GH¢)
5 Acid insoluble ash 55.00
6 Acid value 40.00
7 Admixture 20.00
8 Aflatoxin 140.00
9 Alcohol 40.00
10 Alcohol soluble extract 45.00
11 Alcohol acidity 65.00
12 Alkalinity of ash 35.00
13 Benzoate 70.00
14 Benzoic acid 70.00
15 Caffeine 90.00
16 Calcium 45.00
17 Carbohydrate 20.00
18 Crude fibre 65.00
19 Crude protein 65.00
20 Dry gluten 25.00
21 Energy 20.00
22 Esters 30.00
23 Fat 60.00
24 Fat acidity 70.00
25 Fixed acidity 30.00
26 Free fatty acids (FFA) 50.00
28 Histamine 100.00
29 Impurities (feed) 150.00
30 Impurities (oil) 120.00
31 Iodine value 55.00
32 Iron 45.00
33 Insoluble matter in water 20.00
34 Matter volatile 25.00
35 Magnesium 45.00
36 Melting point 50.00
37 Milk solids non fat 25.00
38 Moisture 25.00
39 Organic matter 65.00
40 Oxalate 45.00
41 Peroxide value (PV) 45.00
42 Phosphorus 45.00
43 Physical examination 100.00
44 Refractive index 20.00
45 Relative density 20.00
46 Saccharin 70.00
47 Salt (sodium chloride) 30.00
48 Sand 25.00
49 Saponification value (SV) 50.00
50 Soluble Solids (Brix) 15.00
51 Starch 50.00
52 Sugars (reducing) 35.00
53 Sulphated ash 40.00
54 Sulphite (sulphur dioxide) 70.00
55 TBA 50.00
56 Theobromine 180.00
57 Titrable acidity 20.00
58 Total acidity 20.00
59 Total solids 30.00
60 Total volatile base (TVB) 50.00
61 Unsaponifiable matter 70.00
62 Urease activity 85.00
63 Vitamin C 45.00
64 Volatile acidity 30.00
65 Water insoluble ash 35.00
66 Water insoluble solid 20.00
67 Water soluble extract 30.00
68 Wet gluten 40.00
69 Proximate 215.00
70 Hydrocyacnic acid 60.00
71 Nitrogen 65.00
72 Lead 50.00
73 Zinc 50.00
74 Manganese 50.00
75 Ash 25.00
76 Sugar 85.00
77 pH 20.00
78 Alkaloids 50.00
79 Saponins 50.00
80 Swelling 20.00
81 Potassium 50.00
82 Total Ash 25.00
83 Copper 50.00
84 Tannic Acid 25.00

Food Research Institute is located Adjacent to Ghana Standards Authority, Near Gulf House, Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, Accra, Ghana. We are open to the general public from Monday to Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm, excluding holidays. If you need any additional information or have a question, please contact us on 0302-519092-5 or email us at info@foodresearchgh.org or director@foodresearchgh.org.

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