Food

What’s in Halloween Candy?

Trick-or-treat, tomorrow night children of all ages will dress in their costumes and go door to door in hopes of acquiring handfuls of sugary Halloween candy goodness! But before your […]

Food

Baby Food and Formula Testing

In a study released Wednesday, October 25, researchers from the Clean Label Project found levels of lead, arsenic, BPA, and other harmful substances in purchased baby food, infant formulas, toddler […]

Food

Tea Testing

Last week Contract Laboratory received a tea testing request from a company needing an analytical chemistry laboratory to perform caffeine content testing in brewed tea samples. If you are a […]

Food

Pet Food Testing for Campylobacter

Pet food testing is common to ensure it is free of disease causing organisms such as campylobacter. Campylobacter is a bacterial infection that causes food poisoning that is somewhat common […]

Food

Analysis of Capsaicinoid 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 […]

Food

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). […]