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Analytical Services

We provide a range of analytical services to help you characterise your product or to trace a problem. The analyses we offer can be split into chemical, physical and sensory testing.

We can assist with:

  • Analysis of chemical constituents of the food product
    • Flavour analysis and profiling
    • Off flavour and taint identification
    • Lipid analysis and profiling
    • Antioxidant activity
    • pH, Water activity
    • Bespoke analyses by HPLC; UV and fluorescence spectroscopy; GC-MS and NMR
  • Colour analysis
  • Particle size analysis and zeta potential (particle charge)
  • Textural analysis
    • Viscosity
    • Texture profile
    • Gel strength
    • Meat tenderness
  • Sensory analysis

PDRC granola bars variation

Other Consultancy Services

Contact the Product Development Research Centre (PDRC)

Associate Professor Pat Silcock
Manager, Product Development Research Centre (PDRC)
Tel +64 3 479 7564
Email pat.silcock@otago.ac.nz

Contact a PDRC staff member

Further information

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