Eurofins Global Control Services

Saudi Ajal provides the Saudi food testing market with world-class innovative and advisory laboratory testing and analysis services, through our Laboratories and in partnership with Eurofins, one of the global leaders in testing,

 Our partner, Eurofins, is the largest food testing network in the world, with 45,000 staff in over 800 laboratories in 47 countries. It’s considered the world leader in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food, feed, consumer products

Testing

A modern food concept meaning “the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished or in perfect condition
Saudi Ajal evaluates whether your products meet the set quality and safety standards by using innovative technologies to test safety, risks, and causes.

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Pesticides Residue

Pesticides are acutely toxic and can cause a number of serious illnesses and diseases. They can also have a lethal effect.

 

Therefore, We provide the following:

  • Pesticide residue analyses.
  • Getting the results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Covering more than 500 pesticides (the most common used)
  • Ensuring the quality of results through participating in proficiency testing programs.
  • Helping the farmers to use the correct typeand concentration of pesticides.
  • Generating the report according to the specification requested
    by the customer (GCC, European, FDA, …etc.)
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Heavy Metals

Most commonly consumed foods such fish and seafood, fruits and vegetables, nuts, drinking water and cereals are the main intake sources of heavy metals. Heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury are toxic and have adverse health effects on the human metabolism.

 

Therefore, we provide the following:

  • Heavy Metals analyses.
  • Getting the results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Covering more than 36 heavy metals (the most toxic).
  • Ensuring the quality of results through participating in proficiency testing programs.
  • Generating the report according to the specification requested by the customer (GCC, European, FDA, …etc.).
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Microbiological Testing

There are many contaminants that most people aren’t even aware of and don’t know where they come from. With food and product testing, it’s important to detect microorganisms that are responsible for health problems and toxicity. Our aim is to ensure the safety of food and other products and meeting statutory requirements and protecting the consumer. Our analyses are performed according to relevant local regulations, or can be carried out according to European Pharmacopoeia or FDA, if required.

We provide the following:

  • testing and analytical services to detect pathogenic microbes and their toxins (such as Salmonellae, Listeriae, Legionella) or organisms causing decay (such as yeasts, fungi, or molds).
  • Hygiene checks (site inspections and sterility tests in packaging materials, measurement of airborne microbes).
  • Classical methods and modern methods (e.g. PCR methods) for rapid microbiological results.
  • Based on the matrices at question, we advise on which tests/
    methods are the most reliable.
  • Samples collection, auditing of sites and training on HACCP
    (onsite and at our laboratories).
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Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of molds, which already have toxic effects, cancerogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic and immunosuppressive effect. Our labs offer a large number of mycotoxins analysis in a great variety of food and feed.

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Veterinary Drug Residues

Veterinary drugs are used within animal husbandry to cure and prevent diseases, and also to increase weight gain and tranquilize during transportation. Our labs apply the whole range of modern analytical technologies, such as high resolution LC-MS, LC-MS/MS, Immunoassays, etc..
to analysis those residues.

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Stability and Shelf Life

Using the highest levels of analytical quality and service, coupled with our years of experience in shelf life determination, we test a variety of product types to deliver results can be trusted.

Our labs offer state-of-the-art advanced stability chambers, while our shelf life testing protocols ensure that products are kept at specific temperatures and humidity levels throughout the duration of the study.

The product is then evaluated at specific intervals to monitor any potential degradation in quality or food safety.

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Packaging/Migration

Our experts provide guidance of regulatory requirements for various food contact materials and articles. They can set up compliance testing programs (migration testing) to help clients meet food safety requirements and ensure the safety of the food supply chain.

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Allergen Testing

Food manufacturers typically utilize ELISA-based test system to detect specific proteins in food. There are also a number of PCR methods that are utilized for DNA detection. Our labs offer an additional test to analyze multiple allergens at the same time via the LC-MS/MS method.
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Additional testing services

  • Audits of food safety management
  • Chemical & Nutritional Testing
  • Water testing
  • Analytical services for juice screening
  • GMO testing
  • Honey Quality & Authenticity Testing
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Halal Food Testing

A wide variety of products are routinely produced with the help of or by adding trace amounts of animal proteins or alcohol. At the same time, some processed meats contain unknown or even mixed meat types.

Some products are particularly high at risk for containing “haram” or forbidden ingredients. Our labs offer the latest highly efficient DNA extraction method for gelatin, combined with a sensitive real-time PCR assay. This enables us to detect as little as 0.1% (w/w) of pork gelatin in e.g. beef gelatin.

We can also offer tests for alcohol residues.