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Nutritional Analysis/ Food and Animal Feedstuffs

The JFRL has been engaged in analyzing food for a long time. Our technical skills contribute to conducting tests for the nutrition labeling of processed food and the "Standard tables of food composition in Japan." We prepare a wide range of test items such as amino acids, organic acids, nucleic acid-related substances, or functional ingredients in supplements.

Analysis items

Macro nutrients

Moisture
Protein
Fat
Ash
Dietary fiber
Energy


Minerals

Sodium
Potassium
Calcium
Phosphorous
Iron
Magnesium


Vitamins

Vitamins A
Vitamins B group
Vitamins C
Vitamins D
Vitamins E
Vitamins K
Niacin


Saccharides

Monosaccharides
Disaccharides
Sugar alcohols
Composition analysis of monosaccharide in polysaccharides
Molecular weight distribution of polysaccharides


Organic acids

Acetic acid
Citric acid
Malic acid


Fats and Oils

Fatty acids, including trans fatty acids
Sterols
Phospholipids
Acid value
Peroxide value


Proteins and Amino acids

Amino acids
Functional peptides
Molecular weight distribution of peptides


Nucleic acids (adenine etc.), Enzyme activity

Sensory tests, Odor identification tests, Storage tests

Evaluation tests for nutrient functions in foods using cells or animals

Examinations based on laws

  • Approval and license examinations for registered conformity assessment bodies based on the Health Promotion Act
  • Accreditation of food manufacturers for registered conformity assessment bodies based on the Law Concerning Standardization and Proper Labelling of Agricultural and Forestry Products (JAS Law)
  • Designated accreditation of sophisticated plans on dressing manufacturing based on the Act on Temporary Measures Concerning Sophistication of Management of Food Manufacturing Process

Representative apparatus

  • Automatic amino acid analyzer
  • ICP
  • ICP-MS
  • ESR
  • AAS
  • Combustion Analysis System
  • Kjeltec Auto Sampler SystemTM
  • Fat Extraction SystemTM
  • LC with a variety of detectors including PAD
  • GC, GC-MS

Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan