When consumed by your customers, those contaminants can be harmful, seriously affecting human health. They can even cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones, and also cause cancer.
As a result, you must have your food tested for the levels of such contaminants in order to meet the legal and export requirements. This will help to protect your business, your brand and minimise the risk of negative health impacts.
Our global food contaminant testing laboratories allow you to minimise the risk of non-compliance in your business in relation to your raw ingredients, semi-manufactured foods and final products. By reducing the presence of food contaminations and undergoing a thorough chemical and microbiological analysis, you can ensure that your products meet appropriate guidelines.
Our food contamination testing and microbiological analysis services include:
- Antibiotic residues
- Pesticide residues
- Heavy Metals
- Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs)
- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
- Illegal dyes (like Sudan dyes, malachite green, rhodamine and others)
- Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
- Phthalates in food
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
We also conduct:
At TÜV SÜD, our global network of food scientists and laboratories ensure that we have expertise throughout the food chain. With a broad knowledge of local and national legislation and voluntary agreements regulating the permitted quantities of restricted substances in food products, we can ensure that you are meeting local and national standards.
TÜV SÜD's laboratories are equipped with cutting edge analytical equipment and staffed with experienced technical experts to help manufacturers, distributors and supermarkets safeguard their supply chains and operations to monitor for contaminations and keep your supply chain safe.