Food Testing Services

Food testing and analysis with rapid turnaround times.

We provide rapid food testing services using our expansive network of testing laboratories, expert consultants and innovative solutions to support the food industry. Turnaround times vary from 1-10 days dependent on the test and can be expedited upon request.

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Food Testing Services

IEH offers a comprehensive array of qualitative and quantitative allergen testing, consulting and validation services for allergen testing control. We provide ELISA and PCR based testing services for all major allergens.

  • Gluten
  • Egg
  • Soy
  • Peanut
  • Tree nuts
  • Lupin
  • Mustard
  • Seasame
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Histamine
  • Celery

Turnaround time: same day – 1 day

Allergen Testing

Food fraud is as old as the history of food commerce. Through our partnerships with food companies, our team of scientists can develop and validate appropriate methods quickly and use them to investigate an issue.

Turnaround time: 2 – 7  Days

Authenticity & Adulteration

IEH offers US National Bioengineered food disclosure Standard compliant testing. We are an approved non-GMO project laboratory and work with customers to find the best GMO testing option for their products. Our labs provide qualitative and quantitative DNA/PCR based testing services. GMO testing is available for raw materials and finished products.

Turnaround time: 2 days

Bioengineered Testing (GMO)

IEH provides consulting and analytical support related to the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, 1986 (also known as Proposition 65). Our Laboratories and Consulting groups understand the complexities of Proposition 65 testing and compliance. We offer Proposition 65 chemical testing, analysis, and screening. Common test include, but are not limited to:

Turnaround time: 3 – 5 days

California Proposition 65

Food and insurance companies receive claims of illnesses and defective products on a regular basis. Claims can originate from consumers or other food companies. While some claims can be dismissed based on merit, others involve routine laboratory or forensic analysis. With a turnaround time of 10 days, we ensure claims are adequately addressed.

Turnaround time: 10 days

Claim Processing & Forensic Analysis

IEH offers a network of independent ISO17025 accredited testing laboratories and provides the assurance required to meet strict US FDA food regulations. Whether you are an importer, custom broker or retailer, IEH can be your partner protecting your brand, products and assisting you with FDA DWPE specific cases.

Turnaround time: Varies

FDA Detention

IEH offers expedited full microbiological testing services for pathogens, microbial indicators, microbial toxins, and spoilage organisms following, but not limited to, USP, AOAC, ISO and FDA BAM methodologies. Our rapid pathogen screening capabilities provide same day to next day results.

Turnaround time: 1 – 5 Days

Food Microbiology

IEH offers comprehensive custom-made testing packages to fit your testing needs from hemp farm to retail operations.

Turnaround time: 1 – 5  Days

Hemp Analysis

Microplastics are small plastic particles of less than 5 mm in length that are found throughout the environment (including in water, air, and soil), in food and feed and even within living organisms. They can come from the breakdown of larger plastic items or be intentionally manufactured for use in products like cosmetics and cleaning supplies. Although the effects of microplastics on human health are still largely unknown, they have also been found in human blood, organs, and even breast milk, raising concerns about potential health impacts.

Turnaround time:  5 days (water samples)

 10 days (food and soil samples)

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We use high resolution comparison of microbial genomes to determine their genetic relation. Investigations of potential harborage in food production facilities involves the use of molecular epidemiology to determine if some of the environmental isolates are genetically identical. We provide clients with the analysis and guidance needed to take preventative and proactive actions against foodborne illnesses.

Turnaround time: 1 – 5 Days

Molecular Epidemiology

IEH Laboratories performs ISO17025:2017 accredited nutritional analyses for the food, beverage, and supplements industry. We analyze consumer products, raw agricultural materials, processed foods, pet foods, and animal feed for a variety of parameters to fit your needs.

Turnaround time: 10 days

Nutritional Analysis

IEH’s comprehensive pesticide residue testing makes sure your brand stays compliant with both domestic and international food safety regulations.

Turnaround time: 2 – 7 days

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IEH Laboratories performs ISO 17025:2017 accredited nutritional and trace residue analyses on pet food and animal feed. We can analyze raw agricultural products, processed pet foods, pet treats and animal feed for a variety of parameters to fit your needs.

Turnaround time: Varies

Paw-Pring

PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a group of synthetic chemicals that have become a significant concern in the food supply. PFAS can enter the food supply through environmental contamination or migration from food packaging (especially for fatty, salty, or acidic foods). Sources of PFAS contamination include industrial facilities, the use of PFAS-containing products, and the use of contaminated soil, water, or biosolids to grow crops or feed animals.

Turnaround time:  5 days

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We offer rheology and texture analysis services on all types of food products (e.g., fruit juice, protein drink, coffee, honey, salad dressing, starch, ketchup, bakery, confectionery, dairy, gel, meat & fish, plant-based meat and dairy alternatives, pasta, cereals, and produce), cosmetics (e.g., face cream, shampoo), and packaging materials.

Turnaround time: 3 – 7 Days

Rheology and Texture Analysis

We offer independent sensory evaluation and sensory analysis services for food processors and manufactures. Our team of expert consultants and scientists work with clients to ensure our sensory services are comprehensive and meet requirements for ensuring products are evaluated to client and consumer standards.

Turnaround time: 5 – 7 Days

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Wines made from smoke-exposed grapes can present undersirable sensory attributes identified as ashy or smoke-exposed with reduced palatability and market acceptance. We provide colatile phenol testing services that can identify and diagnose smoke-exposed grapes.

Turnaround time: 3- 5 Days

Smoke Exposure Testing

IEH offers microbiological testing, consulting and research services associated with water. Our team of scientists help clients with water monitoring to be in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Turnaround time: 1 – 5 days

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