Chemical Laboratory

Offers various analysis in food chemistry like:

  1. Nutritional analysis for compliance with FDA Labeling Laws. Laboratory uses validated method and calibrated instrument with appropriate sensitivity to quantify the nutrient component of food;
  2. Heavy metals analysis(As, Hg, Cd, Pb); and
  3. Physico-chemical
    • Color
    • pH level
    • Titrable acidity
    • Free fatty acid
    • Peroxide value and
    • Water activity

Analytical Services

  • Chemical Analysis
  • Physico-Chemical Analysis
  • Contaminants Analysis

Drafting of Nutrition Label

  • Local Nutrition Facts
  • US Nutrition Facts
  • Canada Nutrition Facts


Price List

Sugar Profile

1900 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: (Sample Preparation)

Maltose

600 .00 Cost per additional analyte
  • Method: HPLC

Lactose

600 .00 Cost per additional analyte
  • Method: HPLC

Moisture

400 .00
  • Method: Gravimetric

Iodine (WYD)

300 .00
  • Method: Spectrophotometer

Ash

550 .00
  • Method: Gravimetric

Total Fat

1100 .00
  • Method: Acid Hydrolysis

Total Dietary Fiber

7200 .00
  • Method: Enzymatic, AOAC

Sodium

900 .00 Cost per additional analyte
  • Method: AAS

Calcium

900 .00 Cost per additional analyte
  • Method: AAS

Iron

900 .00 Cost per additional analyte
  • Method: AAS

Moisture

450 .00
  • Method: Gravimetric

Crude Protein

1000 .00
  • Method: Kjeldahl

Potassium

900 .00 Cost per additional analyte
  • Method: AAS

Zinc

900 .00 Cost per additional analyte
  • Method: AAS

Arsenic

1080 .00 Cost per additional analyte
  • Method: AAS

Crude Fat

960 .00
  • Method: Solvent Extraction

Mercury

1080 .00 Cost per additional analyte
  • Method: AAS

Total Carbohydrate & Energy

180 .00
  • Method: By computation from proximate analyses

Cadmium

1080 .00 Cost per additional analyte
  • Method: AAS

Total Sugars (total reducing)

1100 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Lane & Eynon

Lead

1080 .00 Cost per additional analyte
  • Method: AAS

Minerals

1020 .00
  • Method: Sample Preparation

Iodine

700 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Titration

Iodine

3125 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Tech AA III

Iodine

1250 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Tech AA III

Vitamin A

3750 .00
  • Method: HPLC

Beta-carotene

4000 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: HPLC

Ascorbic Acid

1155 .00
  • Method: Titrimetric

Ascorbic Acid

3000 .00
  • Method: HPLC Method

Fatty acids (Saturated)

2700 .00
  • Method: GC

Fatty acids (Saturated)

2400 .00
  • Method: GC

Trans fat

8000 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: GC

Trans fat

7000 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: GC

Cholesterol

3960 .00
  • Method: GC

Folic Acid

3750 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: HPLC

Computation & Drafting of Nutrition Facts

1500 .00
  • Method:

pH

325 .00
  • Method: AOAC 981.12

Total Titratable Acidity (TTA) (Vinegar, juice)

560 .00
  • Method: Titrimetric

Peroxide value (PV) (Oil)

600 .00
  • Method: Titrimetric

Free Fatty Acid (Oil)

500 .00
  • Method: Titrimetric

Color

330 .00
  • Method: Minolta

Color

125 .00
  • Method: Munsell Book of Color

Viscosity

840 .00
  • Method: Rheology/Brookfield

Water Activity (Aw)

375 .00
  • Method: Novasina

Heavy Metals

1220 .00
  • Method: Sample preparation

Sucrose

600 .00 Cost per additional analyte
  • Method: HPLC

Fructose

600 .00 Cost per additional analyte
  • Method: HPLC

Glucose

600 .00 Cost per additional analyte
  • Method: HPLC

Microbiology Laboratory

Since 2001, FNRI-SL offers reliable microbiological analysis of food, beverage, and water samples. Methods are based on international standards like: US-FDA/BAM, APHA-AWWA, Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods and AOAC.


Analytical Services

  • Aerobic Plate Count
  • Bacillus Cereus
  • Coagulase Positive Staphylococcus aureus
  • Heterotrophic Plate Count for water
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria Count
  • Listeria sp. (Presence/Absence)
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Mold & Yeast
  • Salmonella sp. (Presence/Absence)
  • Total Coliform / E. coli for food and water

Technical Assistances

  • Philippine FDA Product Registration
  • Bottled Water and Ice
  • Potability Test for Drinking Water Including Ice


Price List

Heterotrophic Plate Count

550 .00
  • Method: Pour Plate

Mesophilic Lactic Acid Bacteria Count

1000 .00
  • Method: Pour Plate

Total Coliform Count

550 .00
  • Method: MPN

E. coli Count (with Fecal Coliform Count)

1000 .00
  • Method: MPN

Fecal Coliform

550 .00
  • Method: MPN

Package A: HPC + Coliform Count

1100 .00
  • Method: Pour Plate, MPN

Package B: HPC + Coliform Count + E. coli Count (with Fecal Coliform Count)

1700 .00
  • Method: Pour Plate, MPN

Package C: HPC + Coliform Count + Fecal Coliform Count

1200 .00
  • Method: Pour Plate, MPN

Package D: Total Coliform + Fecal Coliform Count

650 .00
  • Method: MPN

Aerobic Plate Count

550 .00
  • Method: Pour Plate

Aerobic Plate Count

1650 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Pour Plate

Air Sampling-Aerobic Plate

550 .00
  • Method: Sedimentation Method

Air Sampling-Molds and Yeast

550 .00
  • Method: Sedimentation Method

Total Coliform Count

550 .00
  • Method: Pour Plate, MPN

Total Coliform Count

1650 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Pour Plate, MPN

E.coli Count

1000 .00
  • Method: MPN

E.coli Count

3000 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: MPN

Total Coliform Count and E.coli Count

1550 .00
  • Method: MPN

Total Coliform Count and E.coli Count

4650 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: MPN

Mold and Yeast Count

550 .00
  • Method: Spread Plate

Mold and Yeast Count

1650 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Spread Plate

Salmonella sp. Detection

1900 .00
  • Method: Conventional and Rapid

Salmonella sp. Detection

5700 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Conventional and Rapid

Staphylococcus aureus Count

1200 .00
  • Method: Spread Plate

Bacillus cereus Count

1000 .00
  • Method: Spread Plate

Staphylococcus aureus Count

3600 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Spread Plate

Bacillus cereus Count

3000 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Spread Plate

Listeria monocytogenes Detection

2200 .00
  • Method: Conventional and Rapid

Listeria monocytogenes Detection

6600 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Conventional and Rapid

Biochemical Laboratory

The only Philippine laboratory that analyzes serum/plasma Vitamin A and UIE. Participates in the following quality assurance programs of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, USA:

  • Vitamin A Laboratory External Quality Assurance (VitAL EQA) program for serum/plasma retinol determination
  • Ensuring the Quality of Urinary Iodine Procedure (EQUIP) program for urinary iodine excretion (UIE) determination

Equipped with modern instrumentation: HPLC, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer Gamma Counter


Analytical Services

  • Plasma/Serum Vitamin A
  • Urinary Iodine Excretion (UIE)
  • Hemoglobin
  • Serum/Plasma Ferritin
  • Serum/RBC Folate
  • Serum Zinc

Technical Assistance

  • Training on Quality Assurance on Biological Sample Collection and Processing


Price List

Sample Collection

150 .00 per Sample
  • Method: Venipuncture Finger/Heel Prick

Serum Vitamin C

3000 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: UV-Vis spectrophotometer

Sample Collection

150 .00 per Sample
  • Method: Venipuncture Finger/Heel Prick

Hemoglobin

150 .00 per Sample
  • Method: Cyanmethemoglobin

Plasma/Serum Vitamin A

700 .00 per Sample
  • Method: High Pressure Liquid Chromatography

Urinary Iodine Excretion

250 .00 per Sample
  • Method: Ammonium Persulfate Digestion

Serum Ferritin

1500 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Immunoradiometric Assay

Serum Folic Acid

700 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Radioimmunoassay

Serum Zinc

560 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

Riboflavin by EGR-Ac

980 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Enzymatic

C-Reactive Protein

150 .00 Non-ISO
  • Method: Agglutination

Other Services Offered

  • Computation of Product Composition Information for "Nutrition Facts" label
  • Compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Technical Requirements
  • Lay-outing of Chemical and Microbiological Laboratories
  • Training on Biochemical Assessment, Chemical and Microbiological Analysis