FSNS laboratories are ISO/IEC 17025 accredited through the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation- A2LA. ISO accreditation ensures that the laboratory meets very stringent technical requirements by virtue of routine audits by A2LA, participates in rigorous proficiency testing programs, and proves competencies through vertical and horizontal traceability check of documentation.
Our laboratories are open 24/7, year round. We implement official methodologies of analysis such as AOAC, USDA, AOCS, FDA, ASTA and other published methods. Our laboratory experts work with you to develop and choose an effective testing program and method to verify food quality and safety based on your needs. Maximizing the impact of your testing programs is our priority. Our commitment to personalized customer service is unsurpassed.
Accreditations & Certifications within our network of laboratories include:
- A2LA: ISO/IEC 17025
- GFSI: BRC Approved Auditing Body
- FSIS approved laboratories
- AMS Approved Laboratory
- VASP Approved Laboratory
- USDA Accredited Laboratory
- ASTA check sample program
- ISO accredited for mandatory nutritional analyses
Equipment and Testing Capabilities
Our FSNS Laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments. Our Chemistry lab includes High Performance Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC), Gas Chromatographs (GC), Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Sprectrometers (ICP-OES) and Gas Chromatographs with tandem Mass Spectrometers (GC/MS/MS) for all of your analytical testing needs.
Our Microbiological testing equipment includes GDS, PCR BAX, and traditional thermocyclers all used to detect pathogens using molecular techniques. Our VIDAS and ELISA detect biochemical substrates of target pathogen proteins. Turn-around time is key and our Eddy Jet spiral plating machine allows for multiple serial dilutions to be plated on a single plate for a single sample. Flash and Grow and Petrifilm reader automatically count bacteria present in a sample.