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 food testing labs, 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.
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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 testing to assist food manufacturers, restaurants caterers and retailers worldwide.
Nutrition Labeling provides a standardized way for food manufacturers to communicate with their customers. Mérieux NutriSciences offers complete nutrition labeling options for industry to ensure compliant labels.
With the compliance date for the FDA menu labeling requirements fast approaching, Mérieux NutriSciences is excited to offer testing and consulting services that will make compliance a breeze for our customers.
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)
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.
Mérieux NutriSciences premier goal is to protect its customers from fraud and consequently brand damage. This is done by significantly enhancing our molecular biological and immunological capabilities to include all economically relevant species.
The risk of contamination associated with the presence of viruses in foods represents an emerging problem for the food industry. Mérieux NutriSciences helps you prevent such outbreaks with laboratory analyses for the detection of Norovirus G1/G2 and Hepatitis A viruses in food.
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose DNA has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Many countries around the world have enacted laws to restrict the levels of GMOs in food products.
Applying specific analytical experience, Mérieux NutriSciences experts provide qualitative and quantitative PCR investigation services for GMO research on foods.
Mérieux NutriSciences provides analyses for quantification of almost all ingredients and additives including colors, preservatives, flavor and product enhancers.
QMPI is a food inspection program based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles. Our laboratories provide food safety tests covering all areas required for formal regulatory compliance, for the fulfillment of QMPI commitments and for in-house QMP or HACCP monitoring and verification.
In light of increased regulatory oversight, natural health products manufacturers must ensure their products meet quality criteria. Greater emphasis is being placed on incoming ingredient identity, in-process controls and verification testing – as well as confirmation of the absence of adulterants and contaminants.
With its cutting-edge analytical methods and consulting expertise, Mérieux NutriSciences supports the infant formula and baby food sector to ensure the safety and quality of products, as well as their sufficient nutritional composition.