SGS is pleased to announce the opening of its new food testing facility in Moscow, Russia.

This new 600 sq. meter laboratory allows the company to expand its scope of capabilities and to handle 42,000 samples a year, carry out 126,000 tests a month and complete 25,000 test reports per annum.

The new facility has dedicated sections for chromatography, microbiology, spectrometry and radiology, and physical and chemical testing. Staff at the laboratory can execute tests for:

  • Heavy metals
  • Mycotoxins
  • Histamines
  • Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)
  • Radionuclides
  • Preservatives
  • Pesticides
  • Nitrates

The team can also conduct nutritional analysis and testing for Salmonella and E.Coli, help to expose cases of food fraud and carry out label reviews, making sure companies comply with the relevant regulations of the target market.

In addition to being ISO 17025 accredited, the new laboratory is also licensed for microbiological testing by Rospotrebnadzor, the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing.

SGS has had a food laboratory in Moscow since 2009, this new site commenced operations in April 2017 and is designed to perform tests on a wide range of products with minimal risk of cross contamination. Products it can handle, include:

  • Fats and oils
  • Dairy products
  • Delicatessen products
  • Meat and poultry 
  • Fish and seafood
  • Wines, spirits and soft drinks
  • Cereals, breads, pastries and preserved foods
  • Fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices
  • Chocolate and confectionary
  • Frozen food
  • Restaurant dishes
  • Swabs and water

As the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS offers manufacturers and suppliers authenticity, reliability and efficient turnaround times for their samples. The new Moscow facility has access to unparalleled expertise in food testing through SGS’s global network of experts, and can offer bespoke reporting options to meet the client’s needs.

For more information, please contact:

Sergey Derzhavin 
AFL Business Manager Russia 
t: +7 495 775 46 20 

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.