Marine and Aquaculture Testing

The marine and aquaculture industry is rapidly changing with advancements in processes and technologies. With growing preferences for seafood among consumers, it’s crucial to ensure that aquaculture and fishing processes do not expose seafood and related products to toxic organic/inorganic elements, chemicals and residues, veterinary drug residues, etc.

We help aqua culture facilities identify threats and improve systems and processes to supply high-quality and hygienic seafood and related products suitable for consumption.

We employ high-end labs with hi-tech testing equipment along with qualified scientists to assess the quality, hygiene and freshness of marine and aquaculture food products to ensure they meet national and international regulations with the following tests:

Physical & Chemical Analysis Parameters
We test seafood products for temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, nitrate, alkalinity, etc., to assure product consistency. We also test for preservatives and additives to ensure food quality and safety.
  • Moisture
  • Ash
  • pH
  • Protein content
  • Fat
  • Fat
  • Sodium Chloride (NaCl)
  • Total volatile bases Nitrogen (TVBN)
  • Acid Insoluble Ash
  • Acidity
Microbiological Testing
We perform biological testing, to ensure food hygiene by identifying and analyzing the type of microorganisms and toxic pathogens in seafood products and quantifying them. To ensure hygienic workplace conditions, we perform swab testing of equipment, food processing surfaces, and on individuals handling seafood products, along with atmospheric testing, since the working environment has a critical role in sustaining food quality.
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Coliforms
  • coli
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Salmonella spp
  • Shigella spp
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Coliforms
  • coli
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Salmonella spp
  • Shigella spp
Heavy Metal Testing
We are equipped to perform food product testing to investigate the presence of toxic substances like Arsenic, Mercury, Cadmium, Lead, and other elements in seafood.
  • Aluminium (Al)
  • Antimony (Sb)
  • Arsenic (As)
  • Barium (Ba)
  • Beryllium (Be)
  • Boron (B)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Gold (Au)
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Magnesium (Mg)
  • Manganese (Mn)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Molybdenum (Mo)
  • Nickel (Ni)
  • Chromium (Cr)
  • Cobalt (Co)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Gold (Au)
  • Selenium (Se)
  • Silver (Ag)
  • Sodium (Na)
  • Thalium (Tl)
  • Thalium (Tl)
  • Tin (sn)
  • Titanium (Ti)
  • Uranium (U)
  • Vanadium (V)
  • Zinc (Zn)
Antibiotic Residue Analysis
Antibiotics are either derived naturally from fungi or bacteria or via chemical synthesis and are used as drugs to treat bacterial infections in humans and animals. Antibiotic residues in seafood products occur due to non-compliance with the statutory waiting period or manipulation to promote growth and have adverse effects on human beings hence, ATL offers wide-ranging testing services to analyse antibiotic residues.
  • 1-Aminohydantoin hydrochloride (AHD)
  • 3,5-dinitrosalicylic acid hydrazide (DNSH)
  • 3-Amino-2-oxazolidinone (AOZ)
  • 3-amino-5-morpholinomethyl-2- oxazolidinone (AMOZ)
  • 4 – Epi chlortetracycline
  • 4 – Epi Oxytetracycline
  • 4 – Epi tetracycline
  • Amoxicillin
  • Ampicillin
  • Benzyl Penicillin
  • Chloramphenicol (CAP)
  • Chlortetracycline
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Cloxacillin
  • Colistin A&B
  • Crystal violet
  • Danofloxacin
  • Dicloxacillin
  • Difloxacin
  • Doxycycline
  • Emamectin
  • Enrofloxacin
  • Erythromycin A
  • Flumequin
  • Furaltadone
  • Furazolidone
  • Ivermectin
  • Leucocrystal violet
  • Leucomalachite green
  • Lincomycin
  • Malachite green
  • Nalidixic Acid
  • Narfloxacin
  • Nifursol
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Nitrofurazone
  • Oxacillin
  • Oxalinic Acid
  • Oxytetracycline
  • Sarafloxacin
  • Semicarbazide (SEM)
  • Spiramycin
  • Sulfachlorpyridazine
  • Sulfadiazine
  • Sulfadimethoxine
  • Sulfadoxine
  • Sulfamerazine
  • Sulfamethazine
  • Sulfamethizole
  • Sulfamethoxazole
  • Sulfamethoxypyridazine
  • Sulfapyridine
  • Sulfathiazole
  • Tetracycline
  • Tilmicosin
  • Trimethoprim
  • Tylosin
Pesticide Residue Analysis

While pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in acceptable quantities promote yield and resistance to pests and diseases, over-utilization and use of prohibited substances lead to the accumulation of harmful chemical residues.

We provide quick and precise screening to detect, determine and quantify the presence of antibiotics, drugs and pesticides and expert trace-residue analysis services, enabling businesses to confine to product safety standards.

  • Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • 2,2′,3,4,4′,5,5′-Heptachlorobiphenyl (PCB 180)
  • 2,2′,5,5′-Tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB 52)
  • 2,2′,3,4,4′,5′-Hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB 138)
  • 2,2′,3,4,4′,5′-Hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB 138)
  • 2,2′,4,4′,5,5′-Hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB 153)
  • 2,2′,4,5,5′-Pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 101)
  • 2,4,4′-Trichlorobiphenyl (PCB 28)
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
These elements get into food from the surroundings or during food processing and cause cancer or damage the DNA. We help businesses determine the levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in seafood products and keep them within reasonable limits to meet food safety regulations.
Polyhalogenated Biphenyls Testing

Polyhalogenated compounds used in various manufacturing processes like wood treatments, cookware coatings, non-stick, food containers and wrappings consist of highly toxic and carcinogenic chemicals that can bioaccumulate in humans. They get absorbed by seafood products during processing, making the food substance unfit for human consumption.

We have sound expertise using accredited methods to determine the presence of such harmful chemicals in food substances enabling businesses to keep these harmful chemicals under permissible limits and avoid potential damage to business reputation and loss of buyer trust.

Food Colour Testing

Food colour is a dye, pigment or substance that imparts colour when added to seafood products, making them look fresh. Natural dyes are derived from vegetables, plants or animals, while synthetic food colours can cause harm. Food additives are edible dyes added to seafood products to compensate for colour loss during processing and stimulate the appetite.

Natural or artificial dyes added to food substances should be within admissible limits, meeting regulations. ATL offers complete testing services meeting FSSAI regulations to detect the presence of both natural and synthetic additives in seafood products.

Polychlorinated Biphenyls Analysis
Dioxins and PCBs are contaminants found in food products due to industrial activities like combustion, incineration or unintentional addition of by-products found in herbicides or pesticides. Our food safety analysts using accredited methods, have the expertise to analyse seafood products to determine the presence of these harmful chemicals, enabling businesses to keep these harmful chemicals under permissible limits and avoid potential damage to business reputation and loss of buyer trust.
Toxin Contaminants

Contaminants arising from fungi strains are found in seafood products. We help businesses monitor and control these mycotoxins since exposure to them directly or through their accumulation in the food chain can be hazardous for humans.

ATLs food analysts utilize hi-tech facilities to detect, identify and quantify the presence of mycotoxins in food and agricultural products.

Nutritional Analysis
ATL offers comprehensive nutritional analysis services by analyzing the food samples scientifically for various components to determine the nutritional content and provide businesses with accurate nutrient information like calorie, carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber content, vitamins and minerals, etc., to help them label their food products. We also validate the nutritional information provided by the supplier or manufacturer.
Other Contaminants
ATL has the facilities and expertise to perform trace analysis and detect and identify unknown substances in seafood products.
  • Histamine
  • Indole
Packaging Testing
We perform GSM, bond strength, seal strength and opacity testing, enabling manufacturers to identify the best packaging materials and improve the packaging process to ensure the seafood quality doesn’t decline due to inferior-quality packaging materials.

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