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Food testing is at the very heart of our expertise as a leading partner to the food industry. Mérieux NutriSciences offers a comprehensive range of microbiology and analytical chemistry tests, including a full spectrum of highly specialized analyses for food contaminants, animal species, allergens and more.

Our food safety and quality analyses are performed by an international network of accredited laboratories, each with a thorough understanding of specific industry requirements.

In addition to the standardized testing services shown below, we also offer a full portfolio of contract research services to guarantee product stability, quality and safety from concept development to retail shelf.

Food Testing Services

Mérieux NutriSciences is the food industry’s leading microbiology testing partner.  Our microbiologists apply their expert understanding of food matrices and regulatory requirements to perform tests according to standards set by APHA, AFNOR, AOAC, FDA, ISO, and USDA.

Around the world, our international network of accredited laboratories provide reliable, standardized analytical chemistry testing services to ensure the quality, integrity and authenticity of your food products.

Nutritional information such as sugar, salt and fat content must be confirmed and validated by analytical techniques in order to be accurately included on labels and packaging.

Mérieux NutriSciences offers a wide range of nutritional analysis to assist food manufacturers, restaurants caterers and retailers worldwide.

Our testing centers of excellence employ approved methods for the detection of contaminants including pesticides, mycotoxins, dioxins, veterinary drugs, heavy metals and radioactive substances. We also provide specialized services for allergens, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) 

Contaminants and Residues

The presence of undeclared allergens in food is a leading cause of product recalls and withdrawals of food from the market. We provide qualitative and/or quantitative testing services for all food matrices, process samples, product samples, raw materials and finished products utilizing a range of technologies including PCR ELISA and LC-MS/MS  technology.

Allergen Control

Mérieux NutriSciences provides analyses for quantification of almost all ingredients and additives including colors, preservatives, flavor and product enhancers.

Ingredients and Additives

Manufacturers are responsible for determining the shelf-life of foods they produce. Predictive models can help determine shelf-life but laboratory testing of microbiological, chemical or sensory indicators within a food over time is often necessary.

Shelf-life and Stability Studies
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