Food testing and analysis is an essential part of the food safety ecosystem to assure that the food is safe to consume. There are various methods classified for food testing.
Microbiological testing of food is the examination of the microscopic organisms in food. These organisms could be single cells, multiple cells, or without cells. Microbiology includes various sub-disciplines like Virology, Mycology, Parasitology and Bacteriology.
With the rise in food requirements, more people have opted for GMO crops that offer better yield and several such benefits. However, it isn't easy for consumers to trust these crops easily as they don't fit into the category of “entirely natural.” This is where GMO laboratory analysis comes into the role. The testing helps to properly label the products and provide the consumer adequate information so they can decide whether they wish to consume the product or not.
Residue analysis in a food context is the analysis of contaminants or pesticide residues in a product. Different residues are analyzed by different techniques