Fogiene Sciences Help Center

What is Fogiene Sciences?

Fogiene Sciences is a NABL accredited lab specializing in Water Testing, Food Testing, Air Quality Monitoring, Soil Testing, Hygiene Audits & Inspections and Testing of Cosmetics & Personal Care Products

Why Fogiene Sciences?

Highly trained technical staff led by a Management team with decades of experience along with excellent customer service is what makes Fogiene Sciences different to standard testing labs. We have helped 1000’s of customers in their testing needs.

What is a NABL Lab?

NABL stands for National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories. You can find more information about NABL at https://nabl-india.org/.

Does Fogiene Sciences have a lab?

Yes Fogiene Sciences has a state-of-the art laboratory located in Domlur. To schedule a free visit, please contact support@fogiene.com.

WATER TESTING FAQ’s

What types of water does Fogiene Sciences test?

Drinking Water, Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Water, Construction Water, Bore well Water, Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) / Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Water, Swimming Pool Water

How much water is needed for testing?

It is recommended that you provide 2 litres of water for testing. As per NABL guidelines, Fogiene Sciences will retain ½ litre of the water for upto 30 days after sample receipt.

What are the standards to which drinking water should conform to in India?
Test parameter Acceptable limit Permissible limit
(In the absence of alternate source of water)
pH value 6.5-8.5 No relaxation
Turbidity 1 5
Total hardness as CaCo3, mg/l, Max 200 600
E.coli presence/absence Shall not be detectable in any 100ml sample Shall not be detectable in any 100ml sample
Total iron as Fe, mg/l, Max 0.3 No relaxation
Taste Agreeable Agreeable
Odour Agreeable Agreeable

Drinking water in India should conform to BIS 10500 standards. We at Fogiene Sciences test drinking water sample conformity to BIS 10500 standards. More information about BIS 10500 standards can be found at http://cgwb.gov.in/Documents/WQ-standards.pdf.

Can I get my test results in 1 day? How long does it take to give the results?

Water samples take upto 5 days for analysis. Microbiological and Chemical parameters are important aspects in testing water

Can you test the water at my location?

No it is not possible for us to test the water at our customer’s or source location. We have to bring the samples to our lab in order to perform the necessary testing and analysis.

Can I get a sample report?

Yes on request a sample report can be provided to you.

Can I get speak to you and get more information about the report?

You are always welcome to contact us to discuss the particulars of the report.

Do you give suggestions on how to improve the quality of the water?

Yes we provide an opinion with every report and will assist you in finding a solution if your water does not conform to the standard.

Do you have any tie-ups with water solution providers?

We do not have any tie-ups or agreements with any brands or solution providers. We value our independence and don’t entertain any conflict of interest.

What is microbiological contamination in water?

Microbiological contamination refers to the non-intended or accidental introduction of infectious material like bacteria, yeast, mould, fungi, virus, prions, protozoa or their toxins and by-products. This is often because of sewage overflow, wastewater pipeline break, effluent discharge.

Infectious diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms are the most common and widespread health risk associated with drinking water.

What is chemical contamination in water?

The phrase ‘chemical contamination’ is used to indicate situations where chemicals are either present where they shouldn’t be, or are at higher concentrations than they would naturally have occurred. Chemical contamination is often because of leaching of factory effluent into ground water table, local land use practices (fertilizers, pesticides, concentrated feeding operations, land fill). http://kspcb.gov.in/to_setupnewindustry.html

What type of health issues can be related to water quality?

The presence of certain contaminants in our water can lead to health issues, Including gastrointestinal illness, reproductive problems, and neurological disorders. Infants, young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and immunocompromised persons may be especially at risk for becoming ill after drinking contaminated water.
https://www.unicef.org/india/what-we-do/clean-drinking-water

How do contaminants (germs and chemicals) get into my drinking water?

There can be many sources of contamination of our water systems. Here is a list of the most common sources of contaminants:

  • Naturally occurring chemicals and minerals
  • Local land use practices (fertilizers, pesticides, livestock, concentrated animal feeding operations)
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Sewer overflows
  • Malfunctioning wastewater treatment systems (for example, nearby septic systems)
What should I do if my water has a funny smell, taste, or appearance?

A change in your water’s taste, colour, or smell is not necessarily a health concern. However, sometimes changes can be a sign of problems. If you notice a change in your water, it is recommended that you get it tested.

https://fssai.gov.in/cms/safe-water.php

FOOD TESTING FAQ’s

What types of food does Fogiene Sciences test?
We are an accredited food testing laboratory , we test raw ingredients such as Milk, Honey, Tea powder, turmeric, cashew, etc for its conformity to prescribed standards. Processed and packaged food such as RTC upma mix, Home made pickles, Malt powders etc for Nutritional labelling, Back of pack declaration, health claims and regulatory compliance. Veterinary feed, treat and supplements for regulatory compliance and nutritional labelling.
How much sample is needed for testing?
It is recommended that you provide 500g for powder sample and 1lt for liquid sample for testing. Fogiene sciences will retain some amount of the sample for upto 2 weeks after sample report.
To what standards should foods in India conform to, does Fogiene Sciences test accordingly?
All processed foods should conform to FSSAI standards in India. We at Fogiene Sciences test according to the methods prescribed by FSSAI.

https://www.fssai.gov.in/cms/food-safety-and-standards-regulations.php

Can I get my test results in 1 day? How long does it take to give the results?
Microbiological and Chemical parameters are an important aspect in food testing. It takes upto 1 week for analysis.
Can I get a sample report?
Yes on request a sample report can be provided to you.
Can I get speak to you and get more information about the report?
You are always welcome to contact us to discuss the particulars of the report.
Why should I see nutritional label and ingredients while buying packaged food?
Nutrients that we obtain through food have vital effects on physical growth and development, maintenance of normal body function, physical activity and health.

Nutritious food is, thus needed to sustain life and activity. Our diet must provide all essential nutrients in the required amounts. The ICMR – National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad has laid down the Nutritional requirements and Recommended dietary allowances (RDA) for Indians. One can refer it , to plan their diet for a healthy living.

https://www.nin.res.in/downloads/DietaryGuidelinesforNINwebsite.pdf

What is food adulteration and contaminants?
Contamination and adulteration both may involve the presence of a substance that is not intended to be in a product. The difference is that contamination is unintentional. It may result from natural causes (e.g., heavy metals of the soil that are taken up by plants) or causes implicit in the process (e.g., pesticide residues). Adulteration, on the other hand, is generally economically motivated. It often employs the intentional replacement of the expected ingredient, or its dilution, with a less expensive alternative like adulteration of honey with corn sugar.

We at Fogiene Sciences test for adulteration in various samples such as Honey, Milk, Protein Powders, Spices etc. We also test for contamination in raw ingredients and finished goods such as Pesticide residue analysis in spices and vegetable products, Allergens detection in packaged food, Microbiological contamination of perishable foods.

https://foodsmart.fssai.gov.in/DART.pdf

Are you a food startup or food business operator? What all test are required to launch a packaged food product?

One will usually require Test for conformity to standard, Nutrition Labelling, Microbiological testing for harmful bacteria and fungi, Shelf Life study test, Pesticide residue analysis, Allergen/GMO Testing.  Since we Fogiene Sciences are accredited Food testing laboratory your tests reports will be validated and acceptable throughout India.

Additionally visit https://fssai.gov.in/fine/file/Go_To_Guide_Food_StartUps_FoSTaC_Plus_Course-converted.pdf

Why should we check for microbial contamination in food?

Food spoilage is a metabolic process that causes foods to be undesirable or unacceptable for human consumption. Spoilage can because of chemical changes or growth and activity of microorganisms such as Bacteria, Yeast and Moulds.

Source of microbial spoilage are either ubiquitous microorganisms from soil, water and air or special sources of contamination.

Fogiene Sciences is an accredited analytical laboratory, specializing in microbiological analysis for the food, beverage and environmental industries. Food safety is an integral part of the production of all food products and the shared responsibility of all segments of the supply chain. In recent times, there has been increased awareness for the need to evaluate the food safety practices in the production of agricultural products. We have extensive experience as well as analytical capabilities in:

  • Routine microbiological testing.
  • Resolving processing problems involving spoilage or pathogen contamination.
  • Assisting with regulatory matters such as FSSAI detained products.
  • Providing accurate results for HACCP or customer requirement
  • Testing of FDA detention seafood e.g. salmonella, listeria, light filth, and organoleptic decomposition
  • Pathogen Analysis

Address

Fogiene Sciences Private Limited

#17, Patel Ram Reddy Road, Krishna Reddy Layout, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071

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support@fogiene.com

080-43740929
+91 96864 13335

 

 

 

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