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In addition to the ever popular olive oil, there are other “specialty” oils that have been emerging in the market recently, such as avocado and grapeseed oil.  Many of these oils are being found to be adulterated with lower quality oils.  Specializing in the testing of food grade oils, our ISO 9001 accredited agricultural laboratory in St. Rose, Louisiana, provides fast, accurate and reliable results for a complete range of testing services and methods.

Our trained scientists and technicians test and authenticate samples based on specifications set forth by various governing bodies, including Codex, USP/NF, IOC, USDA, and AOCS (American Oil Chemists’ Society). When oils do not meet these standards, SGS’s technical expertise can assist our clients in becoming educated on the oil and better manage their risk.

SGS has trained scientists who are able to test for purity including looking for refined oil or non-olive oils in samples.  Quality assurance programs to monitor and guard against adulteration may need to be established to focus on purity, and analytical tests can determine grade and quality of the oil. 

Backed by the SGS global network, our St. Rose facility offers specialized services in addition to those typically required for the Oils and Grains industry. In addition to testing oils, the St. Rose lab is also accreditated by the AOCS to act as an official referee lab for the analysis of soybean meal. 

Whatever the industry or market, anywhere in the world, SGS is your trusted source for testing requirements. We work with you to develop innovative services and technologies customized to your needs. We enhance quality, ensure compliance and reduce risk, helping you invest time and effort where it benefits your business most.

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.  Recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, we employ over 75,000 people and operate a network of more than 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.

For more information, please contact:
Bill Spence
151 James Drive West
St. Rose, LA 70087, USA
T: +1-504-469-6401