Cinnaminson, NJ, June 17th
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers testing services for pet food and treats. Recalls for pet products can be just as common as human-consumption food products. In addition to the nutritional testing for pet food products, EMSL’s Food Laboratory Division is set-up for other important pet product-related testing services:
- AAFCO Guaranteed Analysis – Nutritional testing for Crude Fat, Moisture, Protein, Ash and Crude Fiber that reports the minimum percentages of Protein and Crude Fat and maximum percentages of Crude Fiber and Moisture. This analysis package also includes values for Calories and Carbohydrates. It is a common practice to validate supplier ingredient information, as well, to make sure the information displayed is accurate.
- Vitamin D Analysis – There have been recalls recently for pet products that are too high in Vitamin D. EMSL can perform Vitamin D testing to identify if a product has acceptable limits of this vitamin.
- Pathogen Analysis – Pet treats can be recalled for suspected pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria or coli O157. EMSL can test for these pathogens in a finished product or in an environmental sample such as a swab or sponge. It’s important to note that safety testing is on-going and conducted routinely.
- Mycotoxin Analysis – Aflatoxins, Ochratoxin and Vomitoxin are a few of the common mycotoxins analyzed by EMSL. There have been recalls for excessive levels of these toxins in pet products.
“Recalls happen all of the time, but we as people don’t realize that they occur a lot in pet related-products as well,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “As we add new accreditations for environmental testing, we also increased our abilities for pet-related testing services to help ensure the safety of pets.”
To learn more about pet related-products testing, please visit www.foodtesting.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 45 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.