Mérieux NutriSciences Relocates Canadian Food Testing Laboratory
Food Testing Lab Expands Offerings in Burnaby, British Columbia
Chicago IL, May 15th – Mérieux NutriSciences, a leading international network of accredited food testing laboratories, announced today that it has moved one of its four Canadian food testing labs to a new, 24,000 square foot facility, just miles from its former location in Burnaby, British Columbia. This move signifies the growth in offerings and the ability to enhance Mérieux NutriSciences’ microbiological testing capabilities in the Vancouver area, including the upper northwest region of the United States.
“The new Burnaby lab will give us the ability to enhance our analytical testing, especially for micro. We will be able to offer even more capabilities now, including tests such as E. coli 0.157, and will have the space to introduce additional rapid methods for detecting Salmonella and Listeria in raw and processed products. The lab’s new layout will also be able to support a more efficient sample flow and provide room to expand our chemistry capabilities,” states Mérieux NutriSciences President for North America, Jim Miller.
With a continued focus on protecting consumer health, Mérieux NutriSciences takes pride in being an industry leader in food safety and quality. “To understand our customers’ needs is to understand where the industry is headed,” says Miller. “The feedback we were getting from our customers had a lot of influence on our decision for this move.”
Mérieux NutriSciences’ officials visited the lab for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 8th, and hope to celebrate with a open house, inviting customers to tour the lab, in early September.