Acquired by SGS in 2017, our Mississauga agriculture and food testing laboratory has been operating since 1985, delivering a broad range of microbiology and chemistry testing services to the agriculture and food industries.


Established: 1985
Laboratory space: 7,000 sq. ft. 
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

The lab's acquisition strengthens our microbiology and food chemistry testing services, and closes a geographical gap in our testing portfolio. It allows us to offer clients a full service offering for food safety testing in Canada. Today, we offer the most comprehensive spectrum of food analysis of raw food materials, finished food products, pet food, and environmental monitoring for the food industry in North America.


Focused on microbiology and chemistry testing our Mississauga lab is staffed and equipped to deliver testing services for food and food products, including:

  • Microbiological testing – indicators, pathogens and spoilage organisms such as E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria etc.
  • Shelf life studies
  • Nutritional testing and vitamins
  • Allergens
  • Residual solvents
  • Minerals

Analyzing protein process
Analyzing Protein Process

With a reputation for consistency, accuracy and quick turnaround times, our testing services are applicable to a broad range of food categories, including:

  • Beverages
  • Cooked and ready-to-eat goods
  • Processed and frozen foods
  • Raw meat and seafood
  • Dairy
  • Grains and cereals


The laboratory has a testing scope accredited to ISO 17025 by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

Additional services & laboratories

Beyond our traditional testing services, the teams at our Mississauga lab also work with teams across SGS around the world to provide comprehensive food safety solutions. This means combining audits, residue and contaminant analysis, inspection, certification, and training services, with the aim of continuously improving client systems.

Our network in Canada includes a total of 11 inspection and testing locations with four laboratories, Burnaby (British Columbia), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), Guelph and Mississauga (Ontario) accredited to ISO 17025, and the remaining locations certified to ISO 9001. We offer a comprehensive range of services, all of which can be tailored to your specific needs:

  • Seed and crop services for pre-farm gate and farming (soil, fertilizer, seed, forage testing)
  • Trade and logistics for commodities (grading, inspection, sampling)
  • Food testing for manufacturers and retailers (nutrition, residue and contaminants, mycotoxins, etc.)
  • Food certification, auditing, and training

Experience & expertise

Established for more than 60 years, our aim is to be the clear choice for unparalleled service, accurate testing and quick turnaround times.

Contact SGS Canada
Nilmini Wijewickreme, PhD
Director, Agriculture and Food Laboratories
SGS Canada
t: +1 (604) 638-2359 Ext. 13905

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.