Analytical Marketing Division

ABOUT DIVISION

The analytical laboratory of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO-ANALAB), is a well-equipped laboratory with state-of-art analytical equipment professionally and skillfully manned by trained experts/analysts. The division renders services to individuals, corporate organizations, small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), researchers, students in tertiary institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, private and public enterprises amongst others. Routine and investigative analyses are conducted for variety of products ranging from raw materials, agro-allied products, industrial products, animal feed, food products, water, industrial effluents, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), cosmetics (soaps, toiletries, creams, lotions, and liquid detergents), fine chemicals, solid minerals and other essential products for registration with the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and control and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (NAFDAC/SON).

FACILITIES AVAILABLE INCLUDING THE FOLLOWINGS

  1. Gas chromatography-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
  2. Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS), with graphite furnace and mercury vapour kit.
  3. Ultra-Fast Liquid Chromatography (UFLC)
  4. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  5. Diode Array 7200 Analyzer (NIR-DA 7200)
  6. UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
  7. Rapid Moisture Analyzer
  8. Kjeldahl equipment
  9. Fat extractor (Soxtec)
  10. Fibretec
  11. Autoclave
  12. Incubator
  13. Melting point apparatus

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  1. Analysis of raw materials
  2. Analysis of intermediate/finished products
  3. Analysis of foods, beverages, feeds, water and waste water.
  4. Analysis of additives (e.g. preservatives e.t.c)
  5. Analysis of trace elements and metals
  6. Analysis of heavy metals
  7. Analysis of vitamins (water and fat soluble)
  8. Characterization and identification of organic compound/constituents of samples.
  9. Assay determination of fine chemicals and salts.
  10. Solid mineral analysis.
  11. Analysis of toxins (e.g. cyanide, aflatoxin etc.)
  12. Analysis of oil and fat
  13. Analysis of cosmetics
  14. Analysis of hard wood charcoal

QUALITY ASSURANCE & QUALITY CONTROL SERVICES 

FIIRO’s analytical laboratory undertakes routine quality control and safety evaluation checks on foods and food products for the purposes of registration of the products with National Agency for Food Drug Administration and control (NAFDAC) and for ascertaining standards specifications as set down by Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON).
These include:
Protein, total sugar, starch, ether extract, crude fibre, ash, carbohydrate, trace elements, vitamins and cholesterol.
We also offer microbiological analysis and safety evaluation of food and non-food materials. The services provided include the following:
1. Evaluation of total viable aerobes, yeast, mould, coliform, E-coli etc.
2. Detection of Salmonella, Shigella, Staphylococcus and other pathogenic species
3. Consumer complaint investigations
4. Shelf-life studies
FIIRO has recorded another milestone in achieving its vision of becoming the foremost centre of excellence in science and technology – based research and development for the industrialization and socio-economic advancement of the nation. On Thursday 9th August 2018, the institute was presented with the ISO/IEC 17025/2005 certificate for accreditation of its central Laboratory.
Nigerian National Accreditation Service (NINAS) presented the certificate to the Honourable Minister of science and technology. FIIRO is the first research institute under the federal ministry of science and technology to receive such accreditation.
Acquiring ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certificate is a major achievement and a step in the right direction for FIIRO in becoming a leading research institute in Nigeria and globally. It would also enhance competitiveness of Nigerian products by small, medium and Large enterprises in Nigeria.

THE SCOPE OF ACCREDITATION INCLUDES:

FOOD: Elemental/trace metal
           Food & drugs (Vitamins)
           pH water/Food
           Ash in Food
           HPLC technique in food Analysis

NON-FOOD: Ash (Non-food) charcoal
                  Moisture
                  Volatile matter
                  Self-ignition test (charcoal)
                  Fixed carbon

TRAINING OFFERED BY THE DIVISION 

  1. Training of personnel on quality control analysis
  2. Training of personnel on operational use of instrument (AAS, HPLC, UV/Vis Spec, GC-MS)