Allergens and Contaminants

The presence of allergens and contaminants in food is a global health concern that requires immediate attention. Comprehensive measures to ensure food quality and safety are crucial in addressing this issue and providing a healthier food supply.

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Testing for Unparalleled Food Safety

At Mérieux NutriSciences, we specialize in testing allergens and contaminants to safeguard your products' excellence against a comprehensive range of food contaminants. We thoroughly analyze contaminants and residues using cutting-edge analytical tools and techniques, ensuring swift and precise results, including:

Allergens

We offer kits and swabs for all major food and environmental allergens.

  • FDA “Big 9” allergens
  • Canadian recognized allergens
  • EU regulated allergens
  • Gluten-free testing, including fermented/hydrolyzed matrices

*Allergen swab kits are available.

Antibiotics and Vet Drug Residues

  • We provide reliable testing for over 100 veterinary drugs in various food matrices. 

    •  Drug residue testing
    • Antibiotics
    • Antifungal
    • Anti-viral
    • Anti-protozoa
    • Hormone

    Depending on your needs and matrices, we can offer single or multi-screening methods (LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS).

Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)

  • Our GMO services offer a broad array of analyses and support to meet the needs of a dynamic marketplace in an increasingly demanding regulatory environment.

    • Comprehensive Qualitative Screening
    • Event-Specific Identification
    • Marker and Event Quantification
    • Non-GMO Project Approved Customized Method
    • Official People’s Republic of China Method
    • GMO Environmental Testing

Heavy Metals

  • Arsenic
  • Mercury
  • Selenium
  • Lead
  • Chromium
  • Cadmium

Mycotoxins

  • Mycotoxins are naturally occurring chemical substances produced by molds (fungi) that may contaminate agricultural commodities like nuts, grains cereals, spices, and dried fruit. Foods contaminated with mycotoxins can sometimes cause acute illness and are associated with increased cancer risks from long-term exposure. Merieux NutriSciences offers testing for: 

    • Aflatoxins
    • Fumonisins
    • Patulin
    • Trichothecenes
    • Octratoxins
    • Fumonisins
    • Zearalenone
    • Vomitoxin (also known as: Don or deoxynivalenol)

Pesticides

Human health concerns posed by pesticides in food and feed products are prompting governments in developed and developing countries to establish strict regulatory standards for their use. Our highly skilled staff can help ensure your product meets regulatory requirements in countries around the world for over 600 different pesticides. Mérieux NutriSciences offers expert testing in:


  • Pesticide Residues
  • USDA NOP List
  • Natural Health Products Package
  • USP 561 List
  • Herbicide Screen
  • Multi-Residue Screen
  • Expanded Multi-Residue Screen
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Non-GMO Project Approved

Our testing centers use approved methods for detecting contaminants, including allergens, residues, pesticides, mycotoxins, veterinary drugs, heavy metals, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), approved by the Non-GMO Project.

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Chemistry Testing Resources

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Sample Pick-Up

Arrange convenient and secure pickup of your samples through our fleet of couriers.

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Sample Supplies

Supplies are available for sampling, packing, storing, and shipping your samples.

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MyMXNS Portal

Manage your daily food safety system with our easy-to-use, reliable customer portal.

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