Food

Capsaicinoid Analysis for Scoville Heating Unit (SHU)

How hot is my product is a frequently asked question that food manufacturers, importers, distributors and restaurants ask.  Today, ContractLaboratory.com received a request from a company that distributes hot peppers […]

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Testing for BPA

Testing for BPA  can be performed on a number of consumer products, as BPA is found in such things as hard plastics, canned goods, sporting goods, water bottles, electronics, toiletries, […]

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Food Allergy Testing

According to the FDA, food allergies are becoming a more common occurrence with symptoms ranging from mild hives to severe anaphylaxis. Symptoms of a food allergy can show up within […]

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Easter Eggs | Food Color Dye Safety TESTING

It’s Easter weekend, and egg dyeing is in full force! Have you ever wondered about the safety of dyes and food color used on Easter eggs? Food coloring, dyes, and […]

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Consumer Packaged Goods Reformulation

In a recent retail report, 179,600 consumer packaged goods worldwide were reformulated last year in an effort to keep up with consumers’ changing tastes (read article detailing the report, here). […]

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Food Analysis and Deformulation

Deformulation, also known as reverse engineering, is the process of breaking down and separating the food product into individual pieces or ingredients in order identify the quantity of each component. […]

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Food Recalls

The FDA has issued more than 13 food recalls in the last 7 days. The recalls were related to undeclared ingredients like soy, milk and eggs, listeria and E. coli, […]

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National Nutrition Month

Did you know March is National Nutrition Month? The intent of National Nutrition Month is to educate and inform consumers of the importance of making healthy and informed food choices […]

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USA Olive Oil Authenticity Testing

In April of 2017, the House Agriculture Committee decided to take steps to address the increased occurrence of adulterated or fraudulently labeled olive oil that is imported into the United […]