As a member of the Certified Group and Food Safety Net Services, EAS clients have access to world-renowned testing laboratories that meet your organization’s sophisticated needs. In this column, you’ll hear about their capabilities, environmental challenges and more. We hope you’ll enjoy a look “under the microscope.”
When you take pride in what you do and the goods you produce, you go out of your way to ensure your product or service is safe for consumers. For some, that may include investing resources into in-house safety testing. However, you may not be doing yourself any good by doing in-house testing when it comes to consumable products. Instead, you may find that outsourcing your food safety testing is much more beneficial in the long run.
Consumable products, whether food or beverages, have to adhere to strict rules and regulations to ensure that they do not harm those ingesting them.
- Microbiology Testing: These tests focus on testing for various organisms and pathogens that could be potentially harmful to consumers.
- Chemistry Testing: These tests involve analyzing and testing various compounds and searching for unwanted additives, minerals, heavy metals, and other factors that could cause spoilage.
While these may be the top two most common food safety tests performed, dozens of tests fall under these categories. Many manufacturers simply do not have the resources to conduct every necessary test to ensure the safety of their products.
4 Reasons to Outsource Your Food Safety Testing
While it may be tempting to try and save a few bucks by conducting your own food safety testing, there are several reasons why you should seriously consider outsourcing the process to a third-party testing facility. Read more on the FSNS website…