Food Testing Lab with Accurate Results & Excellent Service

Certified Laboratories provides a broad range of microbiology, chemistry, nutritional analyses, contract research, and other food testing services for manufacturers and distributors. With 30+ ISO 17025-accredited food testing labs across North America, we work with our fellow Certified Group company, Food Safety Net Services (FSNS), to serve a variety of industries, including beverage, dairy, FDA imports, produce, protein, ready-to-eat, and more.  

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Beverage Testing

As a fullservice beverage testing laboratory, we have the capability to test many types of beverages, including juice, energy drinks, bottled water, iced tea, soft drinks, and more, providing accurate microbiological and chemical analysis with competitive turnaround time. Our beverage testing labs assess pathogens, spoilage organisms, indicator organisms, authenticity, pesticide residues, and beverage-specific characteristics, supporting all aspects of your quality programs, from environmental monitoring to label claims.

Cheese Testing

Along with Food Safety Net Services (FSNS), our fellow Certified Group company, we support manufacturers of cheese products through an extensive range of microbiology testing, analytical chemistry, and contract research projects. Services include pathogen testing (Listeria, Salmonella, Staphylococcus enterotoxin, Bacillus cereus, Cronobacter sakazakii), indicator organisms, spoilage organisms, shelf-life studies, challenge studies, allergens, sensory analysis, and much more. 

Dairy Products Testing

In partnership with our fellow Certified Group company, Food Safety Net Services (FSNS), we offer a broad portfolio of microbiology and chemistry assays for dairy products, including Standard Methods for Examination of Dairy Foods (SMEDP) and methods validated by AOAC, FDA-BAM, GB, Health Canada, ISO, AFNOR, and APHA. 

Our services include testing for pathogens, indicator organisms, and spoilage organisms, including E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Cronobacter sakazakii, coliforms, and more. We also offer chemistry testing, including proximate analysis, butterfat, lactose, melamine, heavy metals, and more.  

FDA Import

Certified Laboratories assists in getting your products released from FDA import detention quickly. Leveraging 40+ years of experience and an expert team that includes several former FDA employees, we offer FDA-accepted testing methods, expert consultation, and nationwide sampling services, ensuring fast, effective resolution to your import detention issues.

Nuts & Spices Lab Testing

We offer a comprehensive range of microbiological testing services for nuts and spices. Analyses range from Total Plate Count, Yeast & Mold, and Aflatoxin analysis to specific pathogens such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. All analyses are intended to ensure the highest safety and quality of food products.  
Certified Laboratories is also a recognized leader in spices and seasoning testing. We analyze for Sudan and other dyes, covering spices and other products both by HPLC and HPLC/MS-MS. We are proud to have been part of the working group that established and validated the current method for ASTA (American Spice Trade Association). Our staff is well trained in all spice analyses including Piperine, Heat by HPLC, and Steam Volatile Oil (SVO).

Pet Food Testing

We work together with Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) under the Certified Group banner to support manufacturers of pet food and animal feed with accurate microbiology and chemistry testing. Chemistry services include AAFCO profile, minerals, heavy metals, allergens, meat speciation, melamine & related compounds (MARC), and more. Microbiology testing includes pathogens, indicators, and spoilage organisms. We also provide ractopamine analysis by LC-MS/MS. 

Poultry and Eggs Testing

Our partner company under the Certified Group banner, Food Safety Net Services (FSNS), is a leader in food testing for the poultry and egg industries. Our scientists use a variety of traditional and rapid-result assays that are validated for poultry and egg products. Our full range of services include testing for pathogens (Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. coli, and Staphylococcus aureus), indicator organisms, coliforms, egg pool testing, proximate analysis, antibiotics, pesticides, and more.  

Produce Testing

Certified Laboratories and Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) work together under the Certified Group banner to provide microbiology and chemistry testing for the produce industry. We provide testing for soil amendments and water, pre-harvest tissue testing, and environmental monitoring for your post-harvest packing facility. We offer assays for a broad range of pathogens, spoilage organisms, indicator organisms, and contaminants, such as pesticide residues and heavy metals. 

Protein Testing

Certified Laboratories’ partner company under the Certified Group banner, Food Safety Net Services (FSNS), is a leader in microbiology testing and chemical analysis of all types of meat products, including beef, pork, poultry, and more. Services include qualitative and quantitative pathogen testing, microbial toxins, contaminants, and more. In addition, our contract research team conducts challenge studies, shelf-life studies, microbial strain typing, and other studies that help you verify product safety.

Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Foods

Certified Laboratories and our fellow Certified Group company, Food Safety Net Services (FSNS), provide processors of RTE foods with accurate test results and competitive turnaround time to support your food safety programs. Services include microbiology (pathogens, indicators, spoilage organisms), analytical chemistry (nutritional analysis, allergens, contaminants), contract research projects, food safety audits, and more. 

Restaurant and Retail

Certified Laboratories and our fellow Certified Group company, Food Safety Net Services (FSNS), offer an extensive range of lab testing services to help you verify supplier compliance and support your food safety programs. We offer traditional and rapid-result methods to test for pathogens and indicator organisms. We also provide nutritional analyses for menu labeling, in addition to a variety of food safety training courses, including customized training.

Seafood Testing

Certified Laboratories is a leader in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-related seafood analyses and is recognized by every FDA District in the country, having established good working relationships with each. We can handle any type of analysis required by the FDA on your merchandise, including filth testing, decomposition, and antibiotics. Our national sampling capabilities and our organoleptic testing and sensory analysis make us the most proficient laboratory for these services.