Analytical & Research Services

CA-FSC Food Chemistry Laboratory

The Food Chemistry Laboratory performs functions namely instruction, research and extension. The laboratory serve as support laboratory for the courses FST 101, FST 102, FST 202, FST 300 and FST 400. The laboratory also provide analytical services to the food industries, other private entrepreneurs and students. Analytical services include proximate composition, sugar analysis, Vitamin A, C free fatty acid, titratable acidity and nutritional labelling of food products. The Food Chemistry laboratory is also involved in product development work such as in the preparation of prototype food product. It also conducts short courses in legume and oil seed processing.

Location

Rm. 205, IFST Building
Food Science Cluster
College of Agriculture
UPLB, College, Laguna

Contact person

Dr. Olivia M. Del Rosario/ Ms. Ara Fatima C. Algar
Position: In-Charge
Designation: University Researcher II/ Instructor 3

Contact details

Telephone Nos: (049) 536 - 2303
Fax Nos: (049) 536 - 3472

Specialized Equipment

  1. UV-Vis spectrophotometer
  2. Spectronic 20
  3. Furnace
  4. Hot air oven
  5. Analytical balance
  6. Kjeldahl set-up

Schedule of Fees

Name of Test or Procedure No. of Days of Test Commercial Rate UP Rate
1. Proximate analysis 5 days 1,925.00 1,525.00
2. Nutritional labelling 1 day 1,000.00 500.00
3. Sugar analysis 2 days 500.00 500.00
4. Free fatty acid 1/2 day 275.00 275.00
5. Titralabel acidity 1/2 day 275.00 275.00
6. Water activity 1 day 500.00 500.00
7. SO2 determination 1 day 300.00 300.00
8. Vitamin A 2 days 1,500.00 1,500.00
9. Vitamin C 1 day 500.00 500.00