Agricultural Testing and Inspection Services

Specializing in the testing and inspection of all grains, feedstuffs and other agricultural products

Intertek’s agricultural testing and inspection laboratory in New Orleans, Louisiana supports agricultural and food customers, as well as regulatory agencies around the world, operating at every stage in the product journey. We provide custom solutions and technical support to mitigate risks and meet their research, development and quality goals throughout the entire supply chain. We also provide coordination and reporting services to help reduce the risk of cargo loss or damage.

Our New Orleans ISO/IEC 9001 & ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited lab is our central Agricultural laboratory in the United States which is designed to test in accordance to internationally approved methods. Our lab is essential to trade ports on the Mississippi River as well as every major port in the United States. This allows us to provide domestic and international testing for both local and global customers, which is critical for companies who need fast and convenient solutions, saving both time and money for the handling, docking, storage, testing, inspection and transfer of their cargo.


Our full suite of agricultural commodity inspection services is designed to reduce the risks associated with shipping by monitoring the quality and quantity of cargo for its entire journey.

  • Identification of Cargo for Shipment
  • Certified Scale Weights – Intertek Inspectors are State Registered Weighmasters (USA)
  • Vessel Draft Surveys
  • Barge Draft Surveys – Inspectors use gauge tapes that are NIST Certified
  • Tally Weights – Perform accurate tally by strategically placed clerks for proper cross checking
  • Sampling of Goods in Storage Facilities
  • Damage and Claim Inspections
  • Grading
  • Weighing
  • Measuring
  • Tank Hold Cleanliness
  • Integrity Preserved Cargo


Our laboratory tests a variety of products using internationally recognized standards such as ISO, ASTM, AOAC, AOCS, AACC, NIR, TFI, EPA, USDA, FOSFA, GAFTA and many more. Same day or next day rush analysis is available on most testing. We offer physical and chemical analyses as per the latest national and international standards and methods.

Loading and Discharge supervision

  • Quantity, condition, quality, tally of bags
  • Sampling and analyses as per contractual rules, by sublots
  • Daily reports, time logs, quantity and quality (off) loaded
  • Photographic reporting


  • Independent, trustworthy certification (quantity and quality)
  • E-certificates as well as hard copies issued

Assurance/ Value Added Services

  • Volume based invoicing options
  • Expedited reporting
  • Documentary services
  • Risk management packages
  • Single point of contact for all locations

Risk Management

Choosing Intertek as your inspection and testing services partner gives you a competitive edge. We are a Total Quality Provider who goes above and beyond to provide quality and safety for your precious cargo.


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