We have invested heavily in instrumentation and staffing, converting a large section of our already successful Harrisburg facility to address the growing demands of the US supplement industry. The development of this lab drew on the expertise of SGS’s internationally renowned center of excellence in Berlin, Germany, which has specialized technologists and state-of-the-art equipment for vitamin analysis.
For over 20 years, SGS’s Chemical Solutions Laboratories have been focused solely on heavy metals, minerals and trace elemental testing, with a particular focus on the dietary supplement industry. This expanded capability allows us to build upon this previous success by offering the dietary supplement industry extended testing services.
Brian LaBine, General Manager of SGS’s Chemical Solutions Laboratories, states: "We've always been known in the supplement industry as the top tier testing facility for heavy metals, minerals and trace elements. And while this specialization served us well, it also limited our offering to the supplement industry. Now, with the dedicated instrumentation, lab space and experts, we're able to expand our offering without diminishing our core competencies."
This expanded capability bolsters our US food lab network’s continued support of the dietary supplement industry with a one-stop-shop testing model, including USP and accredited analyses of:
- Heavy metals
- Trace elements
- Amino acids
- Pesticide residues
- Solvent residues
- Label claims
With fast turnaround times for testing, the Harrisburg team can also arrange sample collection/delivery in strategic locations.
About Health and Nutrition at SGS
SGS provides the agriculture, food and supplement industries with services that reduce risk, ensure safety and quality, and improve productivity. Our specialist teams can help ensure the integrity of the supplement chain by analyzing raw materials and finished products to ensure quality throughout the product stream.
For further information, please contact:
General Manager, SGS Chemical Solutions Laboratories Inc.
t: +1 717 697 7536
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 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.