The Seafood Industry
Certified Laboratories is a leader in the area of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related seafood analyses and is recognized by every FDA District in the country.
Certified Laboratories can handle any type of analysis required by the FDA on your merchandise.
Originally, the FDA was concerned with the presence of Salmonella in cooked and raw seafood. Certified Laboratories has been performing FDA accepted Salmonella since the beginning of the FDA Import Detention Program. Other areas of concern are Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli, but once again, you can be assured that we are using the most up to date methods available. Certified Laboratories prides itself on its rapid turnaround time, which is so important to the seafood community. We welcome the opportunity to work with you on your next project.
A major concern the FDA has with seafood is product decomposition. A shipment may have been held too long prior to freezing or refrigerating and the product may have begun to spoil. Cooking will sometimes hide this condition. Our trained organoleptic analysts, using a scoring system established by the FDA, can tell you whether your shipment will pass FDA standards. Certified Laboratories has on its staff trained organoleptic specialists who are accepted nationally by the FDA. We can help you clear shipments that have been automatically detained (e.g. shrimp, lobster tails, and various finfish). In addition, Certified Laboratories’ organoleptic experts can provide Quality Control workshops to foreign shippers who have had issues meeting the strict FDA decomposition standards.