Canada Food Testing Services

Are you avoiding risk and costly delays when bringing your food product to market? Let Intertek be your food quality and safety partner. Accurate results, quick turnaround times and great customer service are what sets us apart.

Our ISO 17025 certified food testing laboratory offers a full suite of food testing. Our team of experts can assist with all of your food testing requirements, including allergens, label validation, residues and contaminants, microbiology, mycotoxins, nutritional analysis, sensory analysis, and shelf life.

We specialize in the preparation of the new Nutrition Facts Panels for Canadian and United States. In addition, we complete testing for contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides and toxins. Finally, we have a full suite of micro-organisms (such as Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, and others) in food and environmental swabs.

For information regarding our capabilities and pricing, please contact us. We will provide an assurance, testing, inspection or certification (ATIC) solution which meets for your needs.

Our Canadian Food Laboratory is connected to Intertek’s global network of laboratories. As such, we are able to provide global solutions. For more information regarding Intertek’s global food capabilities see http://www.intertek.com/food/.

 

The accurate and reliable detection of allergens ensures the safety and quality of your products and processes, verifies food properties for labelling, and ultimately safeguards your brand image. 

Our world-class technicians use cutting-edge technology to accurately determine the presence of allergens, even at very low levels. Since the beginning of 2015, there have been 149 allergen and labelling recalls reported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. With 38% of these being undeclared milk and mustard, can your business afford to be next? 

Intertek can provide customers with expert testing to detect the presence of milk, mustard and other allergens including sesame seeds, sulphite, wheat, eggs and nuts.

Greater consumer demand for product information means that food labelling requirements are becoming increasingly stringent around the globe. Falling short of legislation in their target market can have negative consequences for manufacturers. 

Our label validation services cover aspects such as layout, language, and updates on regulatory changes; preparing you for trouble-free expansion into international markets.

Our world-class specialists carry out microbiology testing for the full range of potentially harmful food-borne micro-organisms, including pathogens like Salmonella, E.coli and Listeria, along with spoilage organisms such as Yeasts and Moulds.

You can benefit from our fast turnaround times, reliable results, and our team of experts who can guide you through the wealth of regulations so that your customers, products and brand are protected.

Mycotoxin testing is becoming a critical component of food safety analysis. Increased levels of mould-based toxins can be detrimental to both human and animal health.

Our world-class facility uses the latest technology to provide testing for these components, including an ELISA-based approach, as well as a liquid chromatography method.

Information including calorie, fat, protein and carbohydrate content is displayed on food packaging to help consumers to understand the nutritional value of the food they eat. This is alongside a range of other values including vitamin and mineral content, which may also be displayed. 

Each labelling requirement may vary between countries and products, and additionally, individual retailers may also have their own specifications. Our experts can guide you through the wealth of nutritional testing and labelling requirements that are relevant for your target markets, and provide accurate nutritional analysis results.

Whilst the responsible use of pesticides and herbicides can help to bolster crop resistance to disease and pests as well as increase yields, the overuse or use of forbidden pesticides can lead to the accumulation of harmful chemical residues. We provide expert trace residue analysis services, helping to ensure your products meet the required standards.

We also understand the challenges caused by contamination and through our state-of-the-art laboratory facility can help you accurately test for a wide range contamination needs including heavy metals.

Given the complexity of factors contributing to the shelf life of food, our experts can offer sensory analysis and shelf life testing services which are tailor-made to the composition of your products, storage and packaging. 

Our laboratory uses the latest methods and technology to offer a high quality, cost effective service and accurate test results that will help you demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements. We can assist in real time or accelerated shelf life, depending on the food product.

 
Need help or have a question? +1 800 967 5352
 

Need help or have a question?

+1 800 967 5352
Canada
+1 306 934 3600
Australia
+61 1300 046 837