Authenticity testing of Basmati Rice


As the name indicates BASMATI is known for its Magical Aroma, Tantalizing Flavor and Delicate Fluffy Texture which makes it the most favorite variety of rice around the Globe.


Because of its unique properties BASMATI Rice commands a premium price in the world market. Difficulty in differentiating genuine BASMATI from other types of rice and the significant price difference between them has led fraudulent traders to adulterate BASMATI rice with long-grain non-basmati varieties.


Visual differentiation between BASMATI and Non-Basmati needs age long experience and still huge uncertainty prevails in the results. DNA fingerprinting is the only foolproof technique to check the Adulteration with Non-Basmati varieties.


PBTI is equipped with Hi-end world class facilities for complete Testing of RICE including Authenticity testing of BASMATI, Pesticide Residues, Heavy Metals, Microbial Pathogens, Mycotoxins and Physico-chemical Parameters. The DNA Sequencing facility for Authenticity Testing of BASMATI is the FIRST of its kind in Punjab. This facility was setup with the financial support of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GoI through PSIEC, GoP to support the exporters of the region.

HONEY Wonderfully rich golden liquid is a miraculous product, produced by Honey Bees from floral nectar. It enjoys a special status not only as a source of energy, but, also for its health promoting properties being a rich source of Enzymes, Vitamins and Minerals. Being a high value product it becomes prime target for fraudulent adulteration with Cane sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Invert Sugar etc. Adulterated Honey loses the Medicinal Values of this Golden Nectar. Economically motivated adulteration of high value food items is a matter of serious concern for trade as well as consumer protection. Honey having unique neutraceutical value, is frequently subjected to adulteration with cheaper sweeteners which are tailored to mimic the natural sugar profile of Honey. Although honey adulteration is not generally injurious to human health, but it negatively influences market growth by damaging consumer confidence and poses potential risk if adulteration is carried out by those with limited knowledge of food chemistry or in unlicensed premises where there is a higher risk of unsanitary conditions.