Intertek Expands Agricultural Testing Services in the United States

November 01, 2017

New Orleans – Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has expanded its laboratory space and upgraded equipment to enhance its agricultural testing services in the U.S. These expansions will allow the company to offer new capabilities to the agricultural industry, while also improving upon previously offered services through faster turnaround times and more efficient solutions.

With the expanded services, Intertek will add microbiology and pesticide residue testing capabilities, previously available only through outsourcing. The microbiology capabilities can be used to analyze grains, water and food products for safety and quality. The pesticide residue testing targets compounds in fruits and vegetables to detect the presence of chemicals. By bringing these solutions in house, Intertek can provide results more quickly, at a lower cost to the customer.

In addition to the new capabilities, Intertek has implemented new equipment to test dietary fiber quicker than traditionally done through wet chemistry; automated its wet chemistry methods for faster turnaround times; and enhanced its testing of protein, nitrogen and combo analysis in agricultural products with new and improved technologies.

Kenneth Cote, Director of Agriculture at Intertek, commented: “At Intertek, we live our commitment to providing our customers with Total Quality Assurance solutions and services in a timely, cost-effective manner. Investing in new capabilities and expanding our infrastructure adds more value than ever before, which gives our customers a key competitive advantage in the domestic and global marketplace.”

The expanded services are the result of laboratory expansions made throughout the year and new equipment and technology installed this fall at the New Orleans laboratory.

About Intertek AgriWorld

Intertek is a leading global player in the AssuranceTestingInspection and Certification of agricultural commodities. With a deep knowledge of market conditions, trade flows, related regulations and the technical aspects of specialist products, we give our clients the critical technical support they need to mitigate risks and meet product research, development and quality goals. Find out more at


About Intertek

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.


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