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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.

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Food Testing Services

Mérieux NutriSciences is the food industry’s leading microbiology testing partner.  Our microbiologists apply their expert understanding of food matrices... (Read more)

Around the world, our international network of accredited laboratories provide reliable, standardized analytical chemistry testing services to ensure the quality...(Read more)

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.

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At the Mérieux NutriSciences Milk Laboratories, we focus on the analysis of raw milk and dairy products to determine composition, microbiological quality and various other quality parameters. (Read more)

Food contaminants and residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs in the food supply represent a growing health concern for consumers around the world.

These services are not conducted on site in South Africa, but can be outsourced to one of Mérieux NutriSciences' global network laboratories.

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

These services are not conducted on site in South Africa, but can be outsourced to one of Mérieux NutriSciences' global network laboratories.

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Allergen Testing

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.

These services are not conducted on site in South Africa, but can be outsourced to one of Mérieux NutriSciences' global network laboratories.

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Allergen Testing
Authenticity Testing

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.

These services are not conducted on site in South Africa, but can be outsourced to one of Mérieux NutriSciences' global network laboratories.

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Authenticity Testing
Foodborne Virus Detection

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.

These services are not conducted on site in South Africa, but can be outsourced to one of Mérieux NutriSciences' global network laboratories.

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Foodborne Virus Detection
GMO Analysis

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material 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.

These services are not conducted on site in South Africa, but can be outsourced to one of Mérieux NutriSciences' global network laboratories.

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GMO Analysis
Sample Collection Services

Mérieux NutriSciences has a fleet of highly efficient drivers who will collect samples or deliver sterile sample containers to your premises. (Read more)

Sample Collection Services
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January 8th, 2018
Acquisitions , Company News , New method/service
Mérieux NutriSciences announces today the acquisition of a majority shareholding in traQ’food, a French start-up commercializing a digital application for restaurants and food service to manage t...
October 27th, 2017
Company News
  Mérieux NutriSciences is pleased to announce the geographical expansion of its testing capabilities in South Africa with the recent inauguration of a brand new microbiology laboratory in Geo...