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Testing and Analytical Services

SGS tests and analyzes a range of products for safety, quality and performance to ensure compliance with various regulatory standards.

With a worldwide network and an international reputation for accuracy and independence, we are your ideal partner for testing and analysis.

Our food testing services cover multiple chemical, microbiological, physical and sensory examinations to analyze the safety and quality of food. Using our state-of-the-art food testing laboratory services, we can help minimize potential hazards and protect your organization from unwanted food safety scares, compensation claims and negative publicity.

Working at every stage of the food supply chain, our food safety testing services help ensure compliance with international regulations governing issues such as chemical and antibiotic residues, pathogenic bacteria, allergens, additives and nutritional content. We provide the following services:

  • Contaminants testing
  • Food chemical analysis
  • Food contact testing
  • Food label reviews
  • Microbiological testing
  • Nutritional testing and vitamins
  • Pesticides testing
  • Allergens
  • Melamine
  • Mycotoxins
  • Veterinary drug residues
  • Physical and sensory testing
  • Private brand testing program
  • Radioactivity testing in food
  • Dioxins
  • Oil analysis
  • Genetically modified organisms (GMO) testing

We test on the following food groups:

  • Beverages, wine and spirits
  • Cereals, breads and pastries, preserved food
  • Chocolate and confectionery
  • Convenience products
  • Dairy products
  • Delicatessen products
  • Fats and oils
  • Frozen foods
  • Fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices
  • Meat and poultry products
  • Seafood

Tests may be conducted alone or as verification to findings collected during audits and product inspections.

To find out more about our food testing and analytical services, contact SGS today.

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