Seafood Testing Laboratory

with Competitive Turnaround Time

Certified Laboratories offers comprehensive seafood sampling and testing with competitive turnaround time for retailers and companies that import seafood into the U.S. Services include microbiology, chemistry, organoleptic, filth testing, and more. We are recognized by every FDA district in the country and can handle nearly any type of required FDA analysis on your merchandise. Contact us to ensure the safety and quality of your seafood products.

Comprehensive Seafood Testing for Importers and Retailers

Certified Laboratories offers a complete spectrum of seafood testing services tailored to meet the stringent requirements of companies importing and selling seafood in the U.S. Our precise testing ensures compliance with FDA regulations and covers the following areas:


Physical Tests

  • Light Filth
  • Decomposition
  • Grade
    • Weight
    • Count
    • Quality
  • Glazed/Deglazed Weight
  • Parasites

Contract Research

  • Process Validation
  • Shelf-Life Studies

Chemistry Tests

  • Allergens
  • Histamine
  • Indole
  • Phosphorus
    • Tripolyphosphate
    • Other added phosphates
  • Metals – Prop 65
  • Moisture
  • Water Phase Salt
  • Nitrites
  • Nutritional Analysis
  • Antibiotic Residuals
    • Nitrofurans
    • Chloramphenicol
    • Tetracycline
    • Sulfonamides
    • Mebendazole
    • Fluoroquinolones
    • Illegal Dyes (Malachite Green/Gentian Violet)

Microbiological Tests

  • Quantitative Analysis (pour plate, petrifilm, and MPN methods available):
    • Aerobic Plate Count
    • E. coli (generic)
    • Coliforms
    • Yeast and Mold
    • Staphylococcus Aureus
    • Bacillus Cereus
    • Clostridium/Clostridium perfringens
    • Vibrio cholerae/Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  • Qualitative Analysis:
    • Salmonella
    • Listeria
    • Listeria monocytogenes II
    • E. coli O157:H7
    • Campylobacter

Using validated methods and a comprehensive understanding of FDA imports and detention procedures, we deliver reliable results to protect your brand’s reputation.

Competitive Turnaround Time

We understand the importance of accurate and timely results when it comes to seafood testing. Our competitive turnaround time for seafood testing helps you…


    Avoid costly delays


    Minimize storage expenses


    Safeguard the quality of your seafood

    Seafood Testing by Technical Experts and Consultants

    We provide access to technical experts and consultants who can answer your questions about your seafood test, industry regulations, and more. Our expertise covers…


    FDA food safety requirements, including FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act)


    FDA 766 Reconditioning Application submissions


    Insurance claims, temperature abuse, sampling, and testing


    FDA Import Alerts


    FDA Red List removal proposal submissions


    Seafood HACCP compliance (21 CFR 123.12)


    DWPE (Detention Without Physical Examination)


    LAAF (Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Food) program qualified laboratories


    NSSP (National Shellfish Sanitation Program)

    FDA-Trained Organoleptic Experts in Seafood Decomposition

    Our organoleptic services are among the best in the industry and include…


    FDA-trained organoleptic analysts who use an FDA-approved scoring system and official government methods to evaluate your seafood for decomposition.


    Specialization in clearing automatically detained shipments of shrimp, lobster tails, mahi-mahi, tuna, and various other finfish.


    Quality control workshops for importers, distributors, and foreign shippers who have faced issues with FDA standards, designed to streamline future imports.


    Quality and grading analysis, shelf-life studies, and consultation for proper labeling.

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