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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:  
  • Shelf life experimental design and result interpretation,  
  • Challenge study design, execution and review 
  • Nutritional labeling guidance   
  • FDA import detention services

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 - Allergens   Almond
   Brazil Nut
   Gluten (Gliadin)
   Total Milk
Food Sciences - Chemistry   Acid Insoluble Ash
   Acid Value
   Aerobic Sporeformer
   Alcohol Content (Ethanol)
   Anaerobic Sporeformer
   Anisidine Value
   Artificial Colors and Dyes
   Artificial Sweeteners (aspartame, acesulfame-K, cyclamate, saccharin)
   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)
   Crude Fiber
   Dietary Fiber: Soluble, Insoluble, Total
   Dietary Fiber: Total
   Elemental Identification / Screening
   Fat Profile (Total Fat, Saturated Fat, Monosaturated Fat, Trans Fat from Fatty Acids)
   Fat, Crude (Soxlet)
   Fat, Cude (Hydrolysis)
   Food Authenticity
   Free Fatty Acids
   Full Fatty Acid Profile
   Metals by ICP in Food
   Metals by ICP-MS in Food
   Moisture by Karl Fisher
   Mycotoxin - Aflatoxin B1,B2,G1,G2 by LC-MS
   Mycotoxin - Ochratoxin A by LC-MS
   Mycotoxin - Patulin in Apple Matrix by HPLC
   Mycotoxin - Zearalenone by LC-MS
   Mycotoxin: Deoxynivalenol
   Nutritional – Dairy/Processed Meat
   Nutritional - Database
   Nutritional – Mandatory
   Nutritional – Pet Food
   Nutritional – Vegetable/Fruit
   Omega Fatty Acids
   Oxidative Stability Index
   Peroxide Screen
   Pesticide Screen
   Pesticides / Herbicides
   Pesticides, Carbamates
   Pesticides, GCMS Residue confirmation
   Pesticides, MRA residue
   Pesticides, other pesticides groups
   PFAS in Food Testing
   Polyphenols, Total
   Protein by Combustion
   Protein by Kjeldahl
   Psychrotrophic Plate Count
   Salt (Potentiometric Titration)
   Sugar Alcohols
   Sugar Profile (Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Maltose, Lactose)
   Tannins, Total
   TBA (Thiobarbituric Acid)
   Titratable Acidity
   Vitamin A (Retinol)
   Vitamin C
   Vitamin D
   Water Activity
Food Sciences - FDA Detain   Artificial Sweeteners (as single analyte/need to be specified)
   Bacterial Identification
Food Sciences - Microbiology   Aciduric Flat Sour Sporeformers
   Aerobic Place Count (Air Plate)
   Aerobic Plate Count (APC)
   Aerobic Sporeformers
   Anaerobic Plate Count
   Anaerobic Sporeformers
   Bacillus cereus
   Campylobacter (Presence / Absence)
   Clostridium perfringens
   E. coli MPN
   E. coli O157:H7 (Presence / Absence)
   Fecal Coliform MPN
   Fungal Identification
   Lactic Acid Bacteria Count
   Lactobacillus Confirmation
   Listeria (Presence/Absence)
   Listeria monocytogenes
   Matrix Extension/Analysis Verification for Food Matrix
   Osmophilic Yeast and Mold
   Preservative Resistant Yeast and Mold
   Pseudomonas aeruginosa
   Psychrotrophic Plate Count
   Salmonella (Presence / Absence)
   Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)
   Standard Panel
   Staphylococcal Enterotoxin
   Staphylococcus aureus
   Thermophilic Sporeformers (Aerobic)
   Thermophilic Sporeformers (Anaerobic)
   Total Coliform and E. coli
   Total Coliform MPN
   Vibrio (Presence/Absence)
   Yeast and Mold
   Yeast and Mold (Air Plate)
Food Sciences - Shelf Life Studies   Shelf Life Studies
Laboratories providing Food and Beverage Testing ( click for details )
Atlanta, 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 - Edmonton, AB (LAB 50) - NVLAP Lab Code 600321-0EMSL Canada - Markham, ON (LAB 66) - NVLAP Lab Code 600317-0EMSL 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 600140-0Long Island City, NY (LAB 03) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-9Meriden, CT (LAB 24) - NVLAP Lab Code 200700-0Miami, FL (LAB 17) - NVLAP Lab Code 200204-0Minneapolis, MN (LAB 35) - NVLAP Lab Code 200019-0Ontario, 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 600183-0San Diego, CA (LAB 43) - NVLAP Lab Code 200855-0San Leandro, CA (LAB 09) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-3Santa Clara, CA (LAB 47) - NVLAP Lab Code 600318-0Seattle, 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 600215-0
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