The Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University (INMU) has conducted academic services since 1978 to support nutrition, food, and food safety research, as well as to develop food composition database for Thai foods. The service is conducted by scientists and supervised by lecturers who have been trained on food analysis from famous institutes, such as TNO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek), the Netherlands; and the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, England; National Measurement Institute, Australia.
Laboratories of INMU provide analytical services of nutrients and non-nutrients, food additives and chemical contaminants, microbial quality, physical and chemical properties of food, and biochemical assessment for public and private agencies according to the Food Act of the Ministry of Public Health. The service has been accepted by the Food and Drug Administration of the Ministry of Public Health as a laboratory that can analyze food samples for registration. At present, the laboratory can analyze more than 25 different types of foods. Moreover, INMU is the first agency in Thailand that offers analytical services for the preparation of both USA and Thai nutrition labeling and provides training programs on food analysis and nutrition labeling. Because of the expertise of INMU staffs in the development of laboratory performance, INMU also conducts researches and develops food reference samples for use in laboratory analysis.
Laboratories of INMU can analyze various parameters which had been accredited for the competence of testing laboratories complied with ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 since 2008. Recently, INMU has expanded the scope of analysis and food matrices and has been received the accreditation laboratory of ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 (the latest version).
Technical Service Institute of Nutrition
Mahidol University Phutthamonthon 4 Rd., Salaya, Phutthamonthon,
Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand
Tel. +66 0-2800-2380 Ext. 406, 418 or 0-2441-9346
Fax. +66 0-2441-9344
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