FRAC Goes Unstoppable! Now Performs All Pesticides as per FSSAI!


FICCI Research and Analysis Centre (FRAC) is on a spree of developing new test methods to perform various new tests of parameters with more accurate results, shorter Turn Around Time and more cost effective!

Recently developments included :

  1. New Test Method for testing of Taurine
  2. Pesticides in Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

And within days since the last development on pesticides testing on fresh fruits and vegetables, FRAC’s highly competent Technical Team has developed testing facility for conducting analysis of the entire list of pesticides that have been prescribed by FSSAI.

FICCI Research and Analysis Centre’s location:

The Technical Team floated the great news to all:

Dear All,

It is to inform you, that optimization process for the quantitative determination of pesticides “as mentioned under FSSAI (i.e. list of 149 pesticides)”  has been completed by instrument lab using LC-MSMS. Hence from now onwards, all the pesticides as per FSSAI shall be analyzed In-House. The attachment has a list of total 231 pesticides along with other parameters, which now need not to be sent to other lab for analysis.

Point to remember: No subcontracting to be done for analysis of pesticides and other parameters listed in the attachment. (As per FSSAI and all other regulatory body)

The list of Pesticides can be downloaded from here: FRAC Pesticides

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Pesticides in Fresh Fruits and Vegetables


In a recent development, FICCI Research and Analysis Centre (FRAC Labs)  has purchased an all new latest model of LCMS-MS manufactured by Waters which has enabled FRAC to perform a variety of new tests in-house and provide highly accurate results in a shorter Turn Around Time (TAT).

One such development has been the development of the testing methods of Pesticides in Fresh Fruits and vegetables.

Read Also: Benefits of consuming juice extracted from fresh fruits and vegetables

The technical team at FRAC floated this great news all around, after working hard on new developments and testing facilities :

Read More: More new developments at FRAC. Now Taurine too can be tested at FRAC

Dear All,

Request you to be informed, that analytical method for the quantitative determination of 42 pesticides (in samples of “Fresh Fruits & Vegetables”) by LC-MSMS has been developed by Instrument lab.

The list of parameters that have been developed are as follows:

List of new pesticides that can now be tested by FRAC
List of new pesticides that can now be tested by FRAC

Services at FRAC


We, at FRAC, test variety of products from raw materials to the processed food articles. Some of them being: rice, wheat, coffee, juices, oil, bakery & confectionery items, Alcoholic drinks, milk, etc. Not just food testing but FRAC is capable of testing water as well. It is a certified lab with one of the best accreditations in its bucket as NABL and BIS.

At FRAC we have three labs for testing the components effectively, namely Chemical, Instrumental and Microbiological. Chemical lab is meant to test the chemicals present in the food and beverages, instrumental lab tests the metal content present in the food & beverages whereas microbiological lab tests the spoilage of the products due to microbial organisms.

At FRAC we have best instruments and staff to provide accurate results to our clients. Instruments like HPLC to test vitamins, preservatives, NOTS, antioxidants, artificial sweeteners, pungency; Gas Chromatograph to test pesticides, cholesterol; ICP-OES to test heavy metals and metals; FTIR to test characterization and mineral oil; Gamma counter for testing radioactivity are some effective instruments that the lab has to deliver quality results.

FRAC also has its own Research and Development wing, which is recognized by BSCIC. The R&D department has various work areas: food processing, method development, nutritional evaluation, bench marking, development of new recipes, shelf life study and improvement and many more..

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