Ingredients and Additives

An ingredient (Salt, Spices, food colouring’s, preservatives, flavourings, additives and food enzymes) is any substance or product used in the manufacturing process but still present in the finished product as such or in an altered form. Food additives are non-avoidable and essential in today’s complex global food supply chain. Food Additives maintain the qualities and characteristics of food that consumers demand, ensuring it remains safe, nutritious and appetizing in the process from “farm to fork.”


The use of additives is strictly regulated and must be proven utility, safe for consumption and not misleading to the consumer.Tamilnadu Test House provides analyses for quantification of almost all the ingredients, additives including colours, preservatives, flavour and any product enhancers.


Commonly tested ingredients and additives include:

  • AminoAcid Testing (carnitine, choline, taurine, creatinine)
  • Preservatives (sulfur dioxide, sorbic acid and benzoic acid, parabens, propionic acid)
  • Antioxidants (BHT , BHA, gallates, resveratrol, isoflavones, phytosterols)
  • Sweeteners (aspartame , saccharin, cyclamate)
  • Dyes (natural – carotenoids, beta -carotene, lutein, curcumin , astaxanthin, canthaxanthin, artificial colorings)
  • Acidulants (lactic, citric, tartaric)
  • Other additives (phosphates, glutamates, propylene glycol, vanillin , alcohols, Pimaricin, natamycin, nisin, nucleotides)

Tamilnadu Test House Private Limited offers wide range of Food testing services



Food Nutrition Analysis

Nutritional Labeling


Quality Analysis


Contaminants and Residues


Microbial Analysis

vitamin analysis in Chennai,

Authenticity testing


Allergen Control


Food borne virus deduction


Food Contact material


Flavor and Fragrance

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