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Food Testing

EMSL Analytical, Inc. has a team of highly experienced laboratory professionals including microbiologists, chemists and materials testing experts that can analyze a wide variety of Food, Consumer Products, Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical Samples.
Laboratory analytical methods used include: AOAC, FDA/BAM, USDA, USP, and ASTM. EMSL also has a dedicated Special Projects team that will work with you to customize methods to fit your project needs.
In addition, EMSL also offers Food Safety Consulting Services including: auditing services, FSMA readiness, GFSI /SQF consulting support, food safety program management, HACCP Plan development & certification, shelf life experimental design &result interpretation, challenge study design, execution &review, environmental monitoring programs, USDA & FDA compliance, labeling guidance and FDA import detention services.

EMSL Food Service Guide
Food Testing Lab Services Overview
Nutritional Labeling 
Nutritional Analysis 
Shelf Life Studies
EZ Reach Sponge Sampler Instructions
PUR-BLUE Swab Sampler Instructions
Microbial Testing for CBD Products
CBD Product Acceptance Criteria
FDA Import Detention Services
Suitability Testing 

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Full list of services provided for Food and Beverage Testing ( click for details )
Food Sciences - FDA Detain   Artificial Sweeteners (as single analyte/need to be specified)
   Bacterial Identification
Food Sciences - Food Allergens   Almond
   Brazil Nut
   Gliadin (Gluten)
   Total Milk
Food Sciences - Food Chemistry   Artificial Color Additives
   FD&C Red Dyes #3 & #40
   Food Authenticity
   Pesticides / Herbicides
   Pesticides, Carbamates
   Pesticides, GCMS Residue confirmation
   Pesticides, MRA residue
   Pesticides, other pesticides groups
Food Sciences - Food Microbiology   Aerobic Plate Count (APC)
   Anaerobic Plate Count
   Bacillus cereus
   Bacterial Identification
   Campylobacter (Presence / Absence)
   Coagulase positive Staphylococcus
   E. coli O157:H7 (Presence / Absence)
   Fungal Identification
   Lactic Acid Bacteria Count
   Lactobacillus species Count
   Listeria (Presence/Absence)
   Listeria monocytogenes
   Pathogen Confirmation
   Pseudomonas aeruginosa
   Salmonella (Presence / Absence)
   Shigella spp by qPCR and Culture (Corporate NJ lab only)
   Staphylococcus aureus
   Total Coliforms & E. coli
   Yeast & Mold
Food Sciences - Mycotoxins   Mycotoxin - Aflatoxin B1,B2,G1,G2 by LC-MS
   Mycotoxin - Deoxynivalenol (DON Vomitoxin) by LC-MS
   Mycotoxin - Ochratoxin A by LC-MS
   Mycotoxin - Patulin in Apple Matrix by HPLC
   Mycotoxin - Zearalenone by LC-MS
Other   Acrylamide
  Amino acids
  Antioxidant Testing
  Artificial Sweeteners (aspartame, acesulfame-K, cyclamate, saccharin)
  aW (available water)
  Biotin (vitamin B7)
  Calories by Calculation (Requires analysis of Protein, Moisture, Fat, Ash)
  Calories from Fat
  Calories in alcoholic beverages
  Camera Ready Nutrition Facts Panel (Requires Complete Analysis)
  Carbohydrates by Calculation (Requires analysis of Protein, Moisture, Fat, Ash)
  Color in Malt (ASBC, EBC, IOB, SRM)
  Complete Nutritional Analysis
  Creatine, creatinine (for 2 analytes)
  Custom Nutritional Panels
  Data Based Analysis
  Determination of Acrylamide in Brewed Coffee
  Determination of Aspalathin in Tea Leaves
  Determination of Hydroxy-alpha-sanshool in Alcoholic Extracts of Pepper
  Determination of Valium (Diazepam) in Ketchup
  Elemental Identification / Screening
  Fat Profile (Total Fat, Saturated Fat, Monosaturated Fat, Trans Fat from Fatty Acids)
  Fiber, Total Dietary
  Free fatty acids
  Gliadin (Gluten)
  Glycerols and glycols
  Inulin (fructant)
  Lecithin phospholipids
  Lycopene (caratenoids)
  Microscopic Exam (Extraneous Material)
  Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  Omega 3, 6-Fatty Acids
  ORAC Hydrolitic
  ORAC Hydrolitic & Lipohilic
  Organic acid, sorbic and benzoic acid
  Organic Acids
  Organic acids Citric acid, malic acid, lactic acid
  Organic acids oxalic acid
  Organic acids propionic acid
  Organic acids Succinic acid, fumaric acid
  Oxidative stability index
  Parabens-customized list
  Pesticide, Organochlorides
  Pesticide, Organonitrogens
  Pesticide, Organophosphates
  Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  Polychlorinated byphenyl (PCBs)
  Polyphenols (total)
  Preservatives: Parabens (Methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl, isopropyl, isobutyl, parahydroxybenzoates)
  Rancidity: peroxide value
  Rancidity: TBA number
  Reducing Sugars
  Sample Prep
  Sanitation Validation
  Shelf Life Study
  Special Projects
  Spoilage Organisms
  Sterols as single analyte / need to be specified
  Sterols: a package for beta Sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, brassicasterol
  Sugar Brix
  Sugar Profile (Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Maltose, Lactose)
  T-2 toxin
  Taninns (total)
  Total caratenoids (in shrimp, shrimp waste)
  TPH+PAHs' (package)
  Vitamin A
  Vitamin A (Retinol)
  Vitamin B profile by HPLC (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12)
  Vitamin C
  Vitamin D
  Vitamin E
  Vitamin K1
  Vitamin K3
  Vitamins (1 vitamin)
  Vitamins (2 vitamins)
  Vitamins (3 vitamins)
  Vitamins (4 vitamins)
  Vitamins (5 vitamins)
  Vitamins B (B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6) by USP method, in fortified products and premixes
Laboratories providing Food and Beverage Testing ( click for details )
Ann Arbor, MI (LAB 08) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-4Atlanta, GA (LAB 07) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-1Baton Rouge, LA (LAB 25) - NVLAP Lab Code 200375-0Beltsville, MD (LAB 19) - NVLAP Lab Code 200293-0Boston, MA (LAB 13) - NVLAP Lab Code 101147-0Buffalo, NY (LAB 14) - NVLAP Lab Code 200056-0Carle Place, NY (LAB 06) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-10Charlotte, NC (LAB 41) - NVLAP Lab Code 200841-0Chicago, IL (LAB 26) - NVLAP Lab Code 200399-0Cinnaminson, NJ (LAB List in Description) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-0Dallas, TX (LAB 11) - NVLAP Lab Code 600111-0Denver, CO (LAB 22) - NVLAP Lab Code 200828-0EMSL Canada - Calgary, AB (LAB 65) - NVLAP Lab Code 500100-0EMSL Canada - Montreal, QC (LAB 68) - NVLAP Lab Code 201052-0EMSL Canada - Ottawa, ON (LAB 67) - NVLAP Lab Code 201040-0EMSL Canada - Toronto, ON (LAB 55) - NVLAP Lab Code 200877-0EMSL Canada - Vancouver, BC (LAB 69) - NVLAP Lab Code 201068-0Fort Lauderdale, FL (LAB 56) - NVLAP Lab Code 500085-0Houston, TX (LAB 15) - NVLAP Lab Code 102106-0Huntington Beach, CA (LAB 33) - NVLAP Lab Code 101384-0Indianapolis, IN (LAB 16) - NVLAP Lab Code 200188-0Kernersville, NC (LAB 02) - NVLAP Lab Code 102104-0Las Vegas, NV (LAB 31) - NVLAP Lab Code 600140-0Miami, FL (LAB 17) - NVLAP Lab Code 200204-0Minneapolis, MN (LAB 35) - NVLAP Lab Code 200019-0New York, NY (LAB 03) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-9Ontario, California (San Bernadino County / Inland Empire) (LAB 71) - NVLAP Lab Code 600239-0Orlando, FL (LAB 34) - NVLAP Lab Code 101151-0Phoenix, AZ (LAB 12) - NVLAP Lab Code 200811-0Piscataway, NJ (LAB 05) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-2Plymouth Meeting, PA (LAB 18) - NVLAP Lab Code 200699-0Raleigh, NC (LAB 29) - NVLAP Lab Code 200671-0Rochester, NY (LAB 53) - NVLAP Lab Code 600183-0Salem, NH (LAB 23) - NVLAP Lab Code 201051-0San Diego, CA (LAB 43) - NVLAP Lab Code 200855-0San Leandro, CA (LAB 09) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-3Seattle, WA (LAB 51) - NVLAP Lab Code 200613-0South Pasadena, CA (LAB 32) - NVLAP Lab Code 200232-0South Portland, ME (LAB 62) - NVLAP Lab Code 500094-0St. Louis, MO (LAB 39) - NVLAP Lab Code 200742-0Syracuse, NY (LAB 73) - NVLAP Lab Code 600283-0Tampa, FL (LAB 93) - NVLAP Lab Code 600215-0Wallingford, CT (LAB 24) - NVLAP Lab Code 200700-0West Palm Beach, FL (LAB 57) - NVLAP Lab Code 600206-0
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