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Primary Products

PRIMARY PRODUCTS AND FOOD SECTION

Testing services available in this Section are:
  
A) Palm Oil and Palm Oil Products

  • Colour
  • Acidity (Free fatty acid)
  • Iodine value
  • Volatile matter
  • Impurities
  • Slip melting point
  • Shell and oil content in palm kernel expeller
  • Deterioration of Bleachability Index (DOBI) in crude palm oil
  • Identification of fatty acids by Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectrophotometry
  • Arsenic, cadmium and plumbum in palm kernel expeller
  • Contamination of diesel in crude palm oil

 

  B) Halal / Haram Testing

  • Tests carried out for confirmation of products suspected to contain lard include :
  • Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) profiling
  • Triglycerides profiling
  • Ascertain the presence of alcohol in beverages, pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic products.

  C) Petroleum Products Analysis

  • Flash point( ASTM D93)
  • Kinematic viscosity(ASTM D445)
  • Pour point (ASTM D97)
  • Distillation properties(ASTM D86)
  • Smoke Point(ASTM D1322)
  • Density(ASTM D1298)
  • Water content(ASTM D95)
  • Petroleum adulteration(ASTM D3710, D3524, D3525)

  D) Tobacco

  • Enforcement for contraband cigarettes
  • Classification of types of tobacco and tobacco substitutes

  E) Food, Beverage & Pharmaceutical Products The product range for  classification of tariff  codes are:

  • Fish products
  • Vegetable products
  • Vegetable and animal fats
  • Dairy products
  • Cocoa and cocoa products
  • Cereal and cereal products
  • Fruit juices
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations
  • Health and nutritional supplements
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Pharmaceutical products 
     

F) Alcoholic Beverages

  • Alcohol content
  • Denatured alcohol
  • Methanol content
  • Types of alcoholic beverages
  • Toddy quality monitoring

G) Safety in Handling of Petroleum Products

  • Classification of petroleum products according to the Petroleum (Safety Measures) Act, 1984
    • Class I : Petroleum having flash point below 37.8 ° C
    • Class II : Petroleum having flash point at or above 37.8 ° C
    • and below 60 ° C
    • Class III : Petroleum having flash point at or above 60 ° C
  • Issuing permit and endorsement of certificate for the purpose of safe handling and discharging of petroleum at port or petroleum terminal. 
Non-alcoholic beverages and pharmaceutical products

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Updated: July 27, 2016 at 7:23 am