Monitoring product characteristics is the foundation of a good quality assurance program. Often, drivers of quality in foods and consumer goods focus on tests that quantify how well a product matches a specification. Analytical testing makes up some of these tests, but the majority may fall under physical and defect testing. Physical testing laboratories focus on tests that quantify a product's defining features and capture metrics like defects or unusable product per case.

Mérieux NutriSciences provides physical testing in four locations in North America. Physical testing includes, but is not limited to:

Food & Beverage

  • Dimensions
  • Weights
  • Glaze %
  • Product Specific Defects
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Texture Analysis
  • Viscosity
  • Hunter LAB Color
  • Broken / Unusable Pieces
  • Breading %
  • Inclusions
  • Piece Counts
  • Cook Yield
  • Melt Tests
  • Package Closure


Consumer Goods

  • Absorbency (feminine hygiene, incontinence, diapers)
  • Laundry Detergent Stain Removal/Performance
  • Laundry Softener Performance
  • Household Cleaner Performance
  • Dishwashing (automatic and hand) Performance

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June 2nd, 2020
CHICAGO, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mérieux NutriSciences, a world leader in Food Safety and Quality, announces today the acquisition of Chestnut Labs, a value-added food safety solutions provider, ...