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Agriculture / Food Laboratory needed for SCA sensory and quality testing of green bean coffee made from green beans imported from Indonesia. Please provide cost for the following:
Visual color description Moisture content Water activity Bean size distribution Density Defect count / grading (Arabica & Robusta)
Also Sensory Analysis: Prepare the coffee for cupping using SCA standards, and then perform a cupping analysis, with that you'll be able to give me more details on the profile of the coffee such:
Fragrance of dry grounds Aroma of hot liquid Acidity / body / balance Flavor / aftertaste Identify taints, faults and staleness
Large Company needs Food Laboratory for analysis of products for REACH registration purposes: Coal Ash Sugar Factory Lime (Limex) (Precipitated calcium carbonate with impurities extracted from sugar beet juice). Calcium Hydroxide (Calcium Oxide mixed with dilute sugar juice)
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Laboratory needed to conduct studies on a line of 10 different aromatic bitters and rums products.
Laboratory will need to advise on tests needed, how long will it take, how much would you need in terms of samples and what would be the cost.We have 5 different rums and 5 different bitters.
START-UP / LONG-TERM TESTING Food Laboratory needed for nutritional analysis of human breast milk for the following: -Calories per ounce -Protein -Fat -Calcium -Iron -Vitamin D -Vitamin E -Vitamin A -Vitamin C -Vitamin B1 -Vitamin B6 -Vitamin B12 -Omega 3
This would be for starting around 100 tests per month and hopefully increasing to 1000 or more per month in the future. What would the cost be per test? Also what would the turn around time be per test?
LONG-TERM TESTING Food Laboratory needed for collagen testing on food products using Biovision Kit, Catalog # K218-100 to test for total collagen for monthly tests done on our collagen food samples. The directions of the Biovision kit would have to be slightly modified in order not to ruin our hydrolyzed collagen food samples. If you do not currently use the Biovision kit to test for collagen, could you purchase this kit for us and include that in the cost and execute the test or would we have to purchase the kit?
USA Bioanalytical Laboratory needed for enumeration of recombinant raccoon poxvirus in viral serials and sylvatic plague vaccine baits (SPVB) using a Vero cell-based bioassay.
We have an established Standard Operating Procedure for this bioassay. The SOP can be provided and needs to be followed exactly. The enumeration of recombinant raccoon poxvirus in viral serials, involves the propagation of Vero Cells from seed stock, maintenance of Vero cells and then Viral enumeration of serials via Vero cell bioassay. The Enumeration of recombinant raccoon poxvirus in sylvatic plague vaccine baits involves extracting the vaccine from the baits, plating dilutions on Vero cells, and then quantifying plaque forming units. The SOP can be provided for further detail
Contract Analytical Laboratory needed for honey analysis for the following: - Botanical/Geographical origin: pollen analysis - Authenticity: foreign enzymes, additives, residues, etc. - Antibiotic traces/residues - Treatments & pesticides - Repellents & fumigants - GMOs - Microbiology (including E. Coli or salmonella)
Please provide quotation along with sampling instructions.
Consumer Products Laboratory needed for accelerated aging studies with dishwasher conditioning testing of TPE application for the food service industry that requires adhesive bonding.
The application will go through the dishwasher therefore the adhesive will have to resist high temperatures (180/200 degrees F), water and soap.
Can we perform accelerated aging tests knowing the above mentioned conditions the product will have to go through ?
Company needs Laboratory needs Failure Analysis of tetra pack packages used in milk production. We determined lack of foil in some areas of material (also called Starry sky), which leads to spoiling of milk. Can you help us to determine such problem, if we will send you samples?
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory needed for a broad array testing of animal supplements/nutraceuticals for metals, chemicals, and other contaminants, to determine what is present.
I may be interested in ongoing testing on a contract basis for a package price.
Below is a partial list of analytes:
Aluminum (Al) Arsenic (As) Cadmium (Cd) Cesium (Cs) Copper (Cu) Chromium (Cr3) Iron (Fe) Lead (Pb) Magnesium (Mg) Manganese (Mn) Mercury (Hg) Molybdenum (Mo) Nickel (Ni) Potassium (K) Selenium (Se) Strontium (Sr) Silver (Ag) Uranium (U) Vanadium (V) Zinc (Zn)
Please let me know if you can assist.
Biochemistry Laboratory needed for protein dietary quality testing of protein hydrolysate testing for DIAAS analysis. I was wondering are you performing DIAAS analysis on hydrolysed proteins? Please provide some information on this (cost, lead time, amount of sample required, etc.).
Food Laboratory needed for soda ingredients testing. Soda brand claims to be made with aged vanilla. Ingredient list identifies natural and artificial flavors. Testing to determine amount and type of the vanilla or vanillin flavoring In the product which would presumably be a part of the natural and artificial flavors.
Beverage company needs USA Food Laboratory for accelerated shelf-life testing of blended spirits product to allow a late summer launch. This is a firm request for project work so please engage to discuss protocols and costs.We would also like to have you sign an NDA . Seeking advice and counsel regarding standard methods for the wine and spirits category including proper storage conditions to ensure maximum shelf life.
$2500 BUDGET APPROVED USA Food Analytical Chemistry Laboratory needed for deformulation (including olfactory match) of a dry spice blend such that constituent ingredients and their relative proportions would be determined. Preliminary analysis by olfactory and visual inspection has yielded a close but not exact formulation which can also be provided.
BUDGET APPROVED USA FDA GMP Food Laboratory needed for testing imported samples of raw unfiltered honey and I would like to get it tested for the absence of antibiotics, no sugar, no chemicals - I want to be sure that the honey meet food department compliance and regulations, and could be considered as ecological honey with no antibiotics, artificial sugar or chemicals inside
Contract Analytical Laboratory needed for deformulation reverse engineering of Lucozade (Japanese Soft Drink) for amount of caffeine and glucose, or sweetener, flavours , additives and preservatives. Exact composition is not needed composition as we are looking for for a guideline of what was in it so we can have our own version of it made.
Third-Party Agriculture Laboratory needed for plant growth studies of experimental seeds in new growth medium versus control seeds for evaluation from start to finish. % of Germination, Growth Comparison, Health Comparison, Biomass above & below ground, Harvest Quality & Count. There are also claims around soil improvement and nematode resistance that we would like to have done.
We have tested and grown products out but we really need a third party company to verify any claims that we may be able to attach to our product. We would supply the seeds and capsules needed to test for Tomatoes, Peppers, Basil, and Flowers to get started. We are hoping that by planting seeds this way it will not only make the process easier for the home gardener and farmer but also safer (no insecticides / fertilizers needed) for the environment.
Analytical Test Laboratory needed for ingredient and purity testing of CBD coconut oil. All ingredients in the formula have been independently lab tested. Please respond with answering the following quesgtions: How much wood such a test cost if I did it with your lab? And how long would it take for you to do?
Large Food Company needs Biochemistry Laboratory for Protein efficiency ratio rodent trial based on the Official Methods of Analysis of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists, 18th ed., sections 45.3.04 and 45.3.05, AOAC Official Method 960.48 Protein Efficiency Ratio Rat bioassay.
Beverage Laboratory needed for alcoholic beverage testing study on the variance of testing of alcoholic proof and alcohol by volume after alcohol/fruit maceration. A refractometer and hydrometer are useless at this point because of the fruit and sugar in the mixture. Because a liquid density meter was not employed during the sample production, there may be irregularities between the target proof/abv, and resulting proof/abv. I would like to determine the variance.
Agriculture Laboratory needed for vegetable oil testing for the content of 3-MCPD, 2-MCPD and glycidol according to any of the methods: AOCS Cd 29a, b, c-13 / ISO DIS 18363-3,2,1 / DGF C-III 18 / DGF C-VI 18? Please provide the cost of a single and comprehensive analysis, the timing of the study?
Food Consumer Products / Sensory Laboratory needed for conducting beverage comparison study of powdered spray dried coffee blend substitute to other products including taste, ingredients, effect of water contaminants /purity.
I would like to know what is giving the powder the difference in taste purity. Is it the granulation size, insulin fiber or something else like an additional component not listed on ingredients.
Can you help me with this?
Thank you Seth
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT USA Food Laboratory needed for development of a test/ experiment to determine the textural hardness of pieces of dried pineapple in order for ensuring that their dried pineapple product is not so hard that it will break a customers tooth.
Please send pricing, methodology, standard turnaround time, and amount of dried pineapple needed per sample.
LONG-TERM TESTING Large USA food handler needs accredited ASTA Food Contract laboratory services partner for USP, AOAC and California Prop 65, microbial levels, heavy metals, residual solvents and pesticides in imported herb and spice materials. All testing procedures complying to California Prop 65 regulations, US Pharmacopoea and AOAC standards. .
Food Laboratory needed for deformulation testing of two packaged confectionary products in original packaging, and would like deformulation completed to determine the quality and quantities of ingredients used. Could you please give me a quote for service, and advise the quantity of product needed for analysis?
Personal hygiene productscompany needs NABL Accredited Microbiology Laboratory to study the ASTM antimicrobial efficacy of food compliant hand sanitizer: 1. ASTM E2315 - Assessment of Antimicrobial Activity Using a Time-Kill Procedure 2. ASTM E2755 - Bacteria-Eliminating Effectiveness of Healthcare Personnel Hand Rub Formulations Using Hands of Adults 3. ASTM E2752 - Residual Effectiveness of Antibacterial Personal Cleansing Products 4. ASTM E2276 - Bacteria-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the Finger-pads of Adults
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Large natural pet treats manufacturer for dogs and cats needs Food Laboratory for new product of development of new formulas of a new health brand for pets. These are products positioned at the junction of two product categories: delicacies and veterinary products, i.e. prophylactic treats.
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Food Laboratory needed to formulate a new gummy candy recipe. There is a product in the market already that we would like to recreate. We are able to provide you with the nutritional contents panel as well as a list of ingredients but we require help in determining the quantities required of each input to create the product.
ISO 17025 Food Analytical Chemistry Laboratory needed for beta carotene testing in gac fruit oil sample (gac oil is diluted in coconut oil 50 times) for beta carotene test. Please inform me of the price and your address to ship sample and time to get the result.
Analysis results ISO 17025 or equivalent. The test results must be VILAS or equivalent. Sample size can provide <100g. Because the process of making gac oil costs a lot of effort and effort, 20kg of gac pressed to get 100g
LONG-TERM TESTING Contract Manufacturing Organization focusing on producing live biotherapeutics, both as biologics (drugs) and(food) needs FDA Compliant Laboratory that can perform release testing for the food and biologics finished products incluging USP61 and USP62 Bioburden Testing. Laboratory must continually meet a 10-14 turn-around time.
Food Laboratory needed to perform the following tests on a high lipid food product with specified required methods of testing: Total lipids ISO 17189m Vitamin CEN14130:30, AOAC 2012.21, AOAC 985.33Iron (Fe)m AOAC 990.05 ISO 8294 Total aflatoxin, ISO16050 Tannin content- no method required I
Food Laboratory needed for Camellia oil (also referred to as tea tree oil) used for cooking. We want to test for the contents of the following substances: We are looking for the following substances: Vitamin E, Squalene, Polyphenol content, Flavone, Lignans, Saponin, Triterpenes Procyanidine Carotenoid
LONG-TERM TESTING US Plastics Laboratory needed for quarterly ASTM testing of thermoformed plastic food packaging with biodegradable additives for PP and PET to standard ASTM D5511-11 as required by our customers.
1.One treated PP sample - 19 gms (2-compartment tray) 2.One treated PET sample ? 10 gms (12oz PET cup )
Kindly send us your quotation, lead time and other inclusions/information needed. We would at least require a report every 3 months, if possible and a Certificate or Letter
FDA GMP Dietary Supplement Laboratory needed for a comparison study of multiple natural health supplement for Prostate Health for the composition and quantity of the active ingredient sterols
What we are looking to find out the composition of the active ingredient BetaSitosterol for each product including for 'proprietary blend' of plant Sterols consisting of Beta-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, brassicasterol. It would be useful to know what percentage of each sterol is used in the blend as the other sterols. As well as there being several types of sterols, one can have Beta-Sitosterol with varying degrees of 'Total Sterols'
Laboratory needed for Peanut Allergen Ara Comparison Study by conducting peanut allergen testing for 3 different brands to compare the difference in allergen levels between the brands.
The allergens that I want values for are: Peanut Allergens Ara h 1, 2, 3, 8, and 9
Looking forward to receiving your quote.
India Food Genetics Laboratory needed to identify the metaphase stage in anther of Okra and its chromosome with the following genetics experiment:
Prepare a fixative(6:3:1) of ethyle alcohol, chloroform : glacial acitic acid for 24 -48 hrs untill buds become color less then add in 75% of ehtyle alcohol in third step slide prepared wih the acitocarmine
Food Laboratory needed for protein analysis to determine specific egg proteins - ie ovalumbin, and others- container in processed food product. Testing egg allergy is not sufficient since that may only reveal the presence of egg products and egg proteins which is not disputed.
Food Company needs ISO 17025 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory for AACCI quantification of the amount of carbon dioxide and the residual of carbon dioxide in two samples of baking powder and baking soda (so two leavening agents) to AACI Method 12-10.01
The analysis are the following: Carbon dioxide available and Residual carbon dioxide so they are referred to quantifiy the CO2 produce by these two differents powders and quantify the residual after this reaction
Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry Laboratory needed for USP Compendial Testing of Castor Oil analyzed to verify that it meets the following Parameters based on USP Monograph - Organoleptic Properties (Appearance, Color, Odor) - Specific Gravity - Distinction from Most Other Fixed Oils - Fat & Fixed Oils (Free Fatty Acids) - Free Acid Determination - Hydroxyl Value - Iodine Value - Saponification Value
Plant Growth Food Company needs Biochemistry Laboratoryfor complete Certificate of Analysis testing including amino acid analysis Alanine Ala (A) Asparagine Asn (N) Aspartic acid Asp (D) Glutamic acid Glu (E) Glutamine Gln (Q) Glycine Gly (G) Isoleucine Ile (I) Leucine Leu (L) Phenylalanine Phe (F) Serine Ser (S) Threonine Thr (T) Tyrosine Tyr (Y) Valine Val (V)
Vitamins Heavy metals Suite Mercury MYOTOXINS Metals Suite: Iron Fe, Potassium K Fatty Acid Profile
Mandatory Nutrition Declaration: Energy by calculation Fat by analysis Saturated fats by analysis Carbohydrate by calculation (of difference) Sugar profile by analysis Protein by analysis Salt by sodium by analysis
Moisture by analysis Ash by analysis Dietary fibre by analysis (AOAC method)
Ratio of the chlorophylls present -Unable to
Nutraceutical company needs Analytical Chemistry Laboratory for AOAC testing of every batch of various dietary supplements for fiber to double check the laboratory results provided by the contract manufacturer.
We have different products, for this first analysis,
Active Ingredient (Cornstarch fibre). The method of analysis that must be used is AOAC 2001.03, to be comparable to the results from the manufacturer.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Product Development Laboratory needed for development of bio based propelyn glycol based flavors that can be used for vaping. I would like the manufacturer to be based in California. Its preferable if they have experience with bio based pg or with pg with vaping products.
INDIVIDUAL Kelowna British Columbia, Canada Laboratory needed for testing raw chicken, fruit and vegetable dog food that caused the death of one dog and sickness in two other dogs. The manufacture of the food is aware this has happen and are testing the batch , but I would like independent testing.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT USFDA Food Laboratory needed for toxicity, nutritional facts, biodegradability, compostability, whole material analysis , verification of labeling claims in the raw materials used to produce bio bag alternative bag for plastic bags made of cassava starch and vegetable oil to ensure the end product is safe for animal consumption and even for human.
Food Laboratory needed for R&D Study spent coffee by the method rreferenced below for salt and alkali extraction. Quantitative results of chlorogenic acid content.
Monente C, Ludwig IA, Irigoyen A, De Peña MP, Cid C. Assessment of total (free and bound) phenolic compounds in spent coffee extracts. J Agric Food Chem. 2015 May 6;63(17):4327-34. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b01619. Epub 2015 Apr 24. PubMed PMID: 25891228.
Food Laboratory needed for conducting a study to determine the alcoholic percentage left after normally boil off during the cooking process to support labeling claims according to the following:
Where a product is produced by cooking, the alcoholic ingredients will normally boil off during the cooking process leaving little or no alcohol in the final product. However, there will be occasions where the proportion of alcohol in the recipe exceeds the eligibility criteria and there's doubt as to whether the cooking process has reduced the level of alcohol to within the limit.
Food Microbiology needed for characterization and identification of probiotic strains for a fermented food item to verify if all 10 strains of a probiotic blend are still viable.
We have isolated colonies, but need screening identification of only these viable strains. (No shelf life study, no method that identifies non-viable cells, no pathogen testing). Strains of interest: L.acidophilus, L.rhamnosus, L.plantarum, L.casei, L.paracasei, L.brevis, L.salivarius, L.gasseri, Bifidobacterium lactis, B.longum.
Materials Laboratory needed for food contact surface testing of polymers PP and PBT nonwoven meltblown to the following FDA Code of Federal Requlations:
-Title 21 CFR-177.1660 INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: POLYMERS, Substances for Use as Basic Components of Single and Repeated Use Food Contact Surfaces POLY (TETRAMETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE)
-Title 21 CFR-177.1520 INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: POLYMERS, Substances for Use as Basic Components of Single and Repeated Use Food Contact Surfaces Olefin polymers.
Food Laboratory needed for the following Food Research Studies to develop applications for the reduction of acrylamide in fried food products in baking industry (Asparaginases) and for Conversion of sugar in milk to glucose and galactose in dairy industry (Lactases) Testing processes- 1) Determination of asparagine and glucose in the samples using liquid-chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method OR gas chromatography or equivalent method 2) Determination of acrylamide in samples (Potato chip slices, French fries etc.) using liquid-chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method OR equivalent method 3) To determine the degree of hydrolysis Glucose determination by the glucose-oxidase method using the kit Glucose PP or equivalent method Lactose determination in milk by the phenol-sulphuric method or equivalent method 4) Heavy metal
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Agriculture Laboratory needed for product development, formulation and nutritional content of Animal livestock-feed from Brewers Spent Grain with Moringa Oleifeira as added supplement. Laboratory needs to advise on quantities based on body weight / mass for : Cattle Goats Sheep Pigs Chickens (Free Range)
USDA Certified Agriculture Laboratory needed to biological control study to analyze several jars of raw honey from several honey producers to determine the percentage of Chinese tallow pollen in the samples relative to all other types of pollen in the samples. Analysis of the pollen count in raw honey due to the contribution of tallow in these samples would need to be conducted fairly soon (August 1) in order to appear as one piece of information in an upcoming USDA biological control decision process.
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory needed for quantitative analysis of samples of cold pressed grapefruit peel oil (GFP Oil) (think orange oil) for ppm amounts of thiabendazole (TBZ)? The oil needs to contain 68 ppm TBZ and it needs to be less than 15 ppm. Thus the range is TBZ is 5 to 100 ppm. We plan to vacuum distill the product to remove the excess TBZ in the distillation bottoms.
Ultimately, the only certified method needed is to confirm TBZ is less than 15 ppm in the final product. During the process development phase, we will need determinations of PPM of TBZ in distillation samples. Range is between 5 ppm and 100 ppm.
I have copies of published articles on analytical methods for TBZ in citrus oils.
Food Analytical Chemistry Laboratory needed for full chemical analysis of limestone including heavy metals. Laboratory MUST be able to issue Food Grade Certificate, since this Limestone will be used in Water purification process.
Please inform us about sample size required and the time to finish ,
Food Laboratory needed for multiple shelf-life, packaging, allergen, nutritional and microbiology tests on 3 different snack bars including the following: -Nutritional Analysis with detailed serving size values; -Nutrition Facts Panel for a single package size; -Ingredient Statement and preparation of an Allergen Declaration report -Shelf Life evaluation on packaging, process, and ingredients; -FDA Compliance Label Review -Food quality microbiology -Pathogen screen: standard plate count, yeast & mold, listeria, salmonella, e.coli and staphylococcus aureus for days 1 & 30
Large food processor needs Analytical Chemistry Laboratory for identification testing of unknown powder sample collected from our equipment in out production facility. It could be made up of vegetable oil(s), protein and /or silicon oil. We are trying to determine what exactly is collecting to make up this powder.
Likely require a GC analysis of the product. More information can be provided if there is interest in analyzing this unknown product.
Food Laboratory needed for ISO microbiology and analytical testing of saffron to comply to ISO 3632 standard Spices Saffron (Crocus sativus L.). Parameters include:- Moisture and volatile matter - Floral waste - Extraneous matter (e.g. dust) - Solubility in cold water -Total Ash -Acid-insoluble ash - Flavour (picrocrocine) - Aroma (safranal) - Colour strength (crocine) - Microbiological test
START-UP Coffee Start-up needs Food Analytical Chemistry Laboratory for coffee grounds analysis and the extracted coffee oil for: 1. unsaponifiable matter (for the oil samples) 2. antioxidants and antioxidant capacity (for the oil and the coffee grounds) 3. tocopherol, cafesterol and kawheol and esterol content of the oil
Food Laboratory needed for alcohol content in food after boiling for certain amounts of minutes to develop table of values showing the percentage of alcohol (particularly the alcohol in cooking wine) remaining in a solution after simmering for 15, 30, 45, ..., minutes (15 minute intervals) until the alcohol remaining is less than 1 %.
Food Laboratory needed for I SO 17678:2010 or IDF 202:2010 fat content testing in butter type product which contains both milk fat and vegetable fat. We would like it to be tested for quantitative milk fat and total fat content. In other words, we would like to know how much is the milk fat out of the total fat.
First, we have an large, exceedingly water-insoluble, 400 kd carbohydrate that first needs to be dissolved in superheated water. (We have preliminary data indicating 200 degrees C is more than sufficient.) Second, while still dissolved (in superheated water) it needs to be ftransferred to and fragmented by any appropriate high energy method (e.g., French pressure cell press, sonication, high-temp cracking) while maintaining the superheated temps to ensure it remains in solution. With high temp and high energy fragmentation, we're hoping to achieve fragments with a normal distribution around 20 to 30 kd, sufficient for the fragments to be cool (tepid) water-soluble. If 20 to 30 kd is not small enough, then fragment further.