We provide advanced analytical testing to companies to ensure food quality and public safety and compliance with regulations. Our food lab services includes bacterial identification of food borne pathogens, allergens, pesticides, contaminants, food shelf-life testing, and nutrition facts panel testing. We also conduct routine microbiological analysis and monitoring to support companies with their quality control and quality assurance programs through proper food manufacturing practices.
Analytical Testing Services
Food Additive Identification and Quantification
We conduct comprehensive food and additive safety testing using official methods for both suitability and compliance with nutritional labeling required for Nutritional Analysis. Our food and beverage analysis provides determination of artificial colouring, flavouring, and preservatives.
Microbial Contamination & Adulterants
Our pathogen analysis testing services fully supports food processors environmental monitoring and food safety programs as part of their efforts to identify and eliminate root cause of pathogenic organism and contamination. Our laboratory team and facilities offer the testing capacity you need as your production increases, and new products are introduced.
Our analytical microbiology department has the expertise to enumerate many strains of bacteria as well able to test for identification of Microbial contamination and adulterants. We analyze both pathogenic and nonpathogenic indicator organisms including the set of indicator organisms as mandated by Health Canada. Each product, prior to release for sale, is tested for Total Aerobic Bacterial counts, e. Coli, Salmonella, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus, Yeast and Mold. Contaminants also include pesticides residue and toxic metals.
Nutrition Analysis and Nutrition Facts Panel Testing
Nutritional Fact Tables on food labels are mandatory on all food products sold in Canada. The required parameters need to be tested in an accredited laboratory with established methods that have been vetted through Proficiency Testing programs. Food matrices are complex and are challenging to navigate. The accuracy of the nutritional facts table on your food products is crucial as consumers are basing their healthy choices on the data presented on your labels.
Nutrition analysis includes:
- Dietary Fibres
- Crude Fibre
- Fatty Acid Profile
- Saturated Fatty Acid
- Trans Fats
- Energy (Calories)
- Vitamins and Minerals
- Moisture and Ash
We also offer Rapid Protein Testing for characterization of protein content, nutritional or dietary value in food materials.