Fatty Acids are carboxylic acids which are basically the dietary fats essential for the generation of cellular energy and biosynthesis of membrane lipids. Fatty acids could be saturated or unsaturated and are usually derived from triglycerides or phospholipids. Fatty acids are classified into 3 groups (1) Saturated Fatty Acids (SFAs) (2) Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFAs) (3) Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs).
As per the ICMR report, Fatty acids are used for generation of cellular energy and biosynthesis of membrane lipids and lipid mediators are essential in development of central nervous system. So, Fatty acids are vital for the growth of the human body and serve as the important sources of fuel.
It is mandatory for the food business operator to declare the nutritional values on the label of a pre-packaged food product as per the Labelling guidelines. Food Safety Regulations require that the nutritional values (presented as g/100g of a product) should be clearly mentioned so that the consumers could make a choice for the particular food product.
When there is a claim made against the fatty acids, then it is compulsory for the food business operator to state the amount of Saturated Fatty Acids, Monounsaturated Fatty Acids & Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on the labels of the pre-packaged food products. A regular food testing of the food products is recommended on all nutritional parameters so that safe & wholesome food can be served to the consumers.
We at Arbro can help you in doing the nutritional analysis as per FSSAI Compliance needs. We are well equipped to provide nutritional testing services for detection of the concentration levels of nutrients like fatty acids & cholesterol etc. We have been working with the food & beverages industry on the complete range of food products and are helping them accommodate the specific standards.
Arbro Analytical Lab is accredited by NABL and authorized by FSSAI. The lab has experienced professionals for the nutritional analysis of a wide range of food products like dietary supplements, health supplements, health drinks, chips, namkeens etc. The lab has the facility for detection and quantification of fats in agricultural samples and food products.
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