Aligned with our mission to be the food industry’s go-to company for peace of mind, we offer custom analytical testing.
This FACTS department aims to help our clients to navigate atypical production challenges or find a testing solution for an unusual request, using a wide range of scientific tools, specialised skill sets, and some ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking.
Our multidisciplinary team seeks answers to every question and solutions to any problem.
What are some examples of custom analytical testing?
• Foreign object identification
Despite the implementation of numerous protocols, foreign objects somehow still manage to make their way into food products. To manage these cases optimally and prevent reoccurrence, it is important to establish the identity and origin of the foreign object.
• Product contamination testing
Accidental or suspected product contamination may warrant difficult decision making regarding whether a product should be discarded or not. Testing a product for contamination can provide valuable insights in this decision-making process.
• Testing for atypical analytes
Some compounds may not be tested routinely in food samples. However, confirming the levels of these compounds in a product may be required for compliance, composition, authenticity or food safety studies.
What if a test method is not available?
FACTS strives to support our clients and meet their testing needs, whatever these may be. If a test method is not currently offered by the FACTS laboratory or other laboratories, we will look into developing the required method on your behalf.
What is the cost of these custom analytical tests?
Testing cost is dependent on the availability of the requested method and the reagents required, as well as the volume and intensity of scientific research needed to develop and execute a particular custom analytical strategy. Quotations may be generated on a case-to-case basis.
If you are interested in custom analytical testing, please contact us at [email protected].