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Food Laboratory Testing Services

Food Laboratory Testing Services

Food is awesome. The right nutrition fuels our bodies and brains to operate at optimal levels. What is and is not in our food keeps us healthy and active. For public safety and educated consumer consumption, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the food industry. An ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited food testing laboratory uses standardized methods for food safety evaluations and nutritional panel testing.    The information age combined with growing disposable income has consumers seeking and demanding sustainably sourced high-quality foods. For food producers and marketers, a product with third-party certification offers consumers verification that the product is what...

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High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC)

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High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC)

High-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) is a powerful analytical technique that relies on polarity differences to separate the components of a mixture. HPTLC is used to assess substance purity and identify constituents and active substances in a mixture. Pharmaceutical analysis, food and drug analysis, environmental analysis, biochemistry, and most chem-based fields depend on HPTLC. HPTLC is an enhancement of ordinary thin-layer chromatography (TLC) and follows a nearly identical process to TLC. It will be easier to understand HPTLC if you first have a basic understanding of ordinary TLC.    What is TLC?   TLC is a sub-class of planar chromatography. It is...

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Certificate of Analysis for Food & Dietary Supplements

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Certificate of Analysis for Food & Dietary Supplements

If you are wondering how to get a certificate of analysis for your food, pet food, dietary supplement, or personal care product, CTLA is an analytical testing laboratory ready to meet your needs. CTLA operates with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation, making us a reliable and competent third-party laboratory.

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Testing Requirements for Dietary Supplements

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Testing Requirements for Dietary Supplements

The supplement brands doing the best on the market provide consumers credible proof that the supplement is what it says it is. Consumers want to know the supplement is made with the highest quality ingredients, following current good manufacturing practices (GMP) as outlined by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Heavy Metals Testing Requirements

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Heavy Metals Testing Requirements

Heavy metal analytical testing is a must to meet regulations and inform consumers. Inductively Coupled Plasma with Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) testing quantifies heavy metal content in ranges as low as parts per trillion. ICP-MS testing is the most accurate and cost-effective method to determine if a product requires Prop 65 mandated warnings.

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