Food Testing

Food testing is at the very heart of our expertise as a leading partner to the food industry. Mérieux NutriSciences offers a comprehensive range of microbiology and analytical chemistry tests, including a full spectrum of highly specialized analyses for food contaminants, animal species, allergens and more.

Our food safety and quality analyses are performed by an international network of accredited laboratories, each with a thorough understanding of specific industry requirements.

In addition to the standardized testing services shown below, we also offer a full portfolio of contract research services to guarantee product stability, quality and safety from concept development to retail shelf .

  • Nutritional chemistry

    For over 45 years, food manufacturers, restaurants, caterers and retailers worldwide have recognized Silliker as a trusted partner in food nutrition ...

  • Pathogen Testing

    Offering a comprehensive range of capabilities, including FDA, USDA, AOAC, APHA and client-specific methods, Silliker is the primary microbiology ...

  • Indicator Testing

    Offering a comprehensive range of capabilities, including FDA, USDA, AOAC, APHA and client-specific methods, Silliker is the primary microbiology ...

  • Analyses of varied flora

    Whether intestinal microbiota or other human, animal, or environmental flora, Biofortis offers diverse tools for studying and monitoring ...

  • Microbiology Testing Services

    With an exceptional knowledge of food matrices and regulatory requirements, Silliker microbiologists utilize approved analytical methods to isolate ...

  • Authenticity Testing

    Consumers today want to be sure about the quality and origin of the foods they eat. To protect our customers in the food and food-supply chain from ...

  • Analyses of Allergens

    Food allergies have created a major public health issue and are central to the concerns of consumers, manufacturers, and public authorities.

  • GMO

    At the boundary between the agri-food industry and biological engineering, GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms”, represent a major ...

  • Food Contaminants

    Allergen Control Programs Employing a wide array of tools and technologies, such as LC-MS/MS, real-time PCR, and HPLC to name a few, our laboratories ...

  • Virus Lab

    The Silliker Food Science Center has opened a Virus Detection Laboratory at the Silliker Solution Center in Crete, IL. This state-of-the art facility ...

  • Detection of species

    Because knowing what we eat has become a priority; because health, religious and economic factors determine the composition of your product; because ...

  • Natural Health Product Services

    In light of increased regulatory oversight, natural health products manufacturers must ensure their products meet quality criteria. Greater emphasis ...