Claim and Forensic Analysis Services

IEH can process claims for food companies.

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.

IEH capabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Foreign material examination

  • Comparison of foreign materials to materials used in the production facility

  • Identification of human and animal species (tissue, blood, fecal material, urine, other secretions)

  • Botanical identification

  • Microbiological and toxicological analysis

  • Chemical and drug residue analysis

  • Determination of the validity of claims by analysis of the claimed symptoms

  • Determination of the validity of claims by analysis of biological materials in light of processing conditions