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SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is proud to announce the opening of a new, state-of-the-art food microbiological testing laboratory in Carson, California USA.

Carson Team

The 2,400 sq. ft. facility utilizes a robust information technology platform to offer food producers, manufacturers and suppliers a broad spectrum of food and agricultural testing services across every food category.

Anna Theil-Gangl, VP Global Food Product Compliance and Analytical Services: "SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity and we are thrilled to be expanding our global network of agriculture and food labs with this outstanding new facility on the US West Coast."

"Our friendly customer service team looks forward to supporting industry partners from across the entire supply chain, delivering services that will protect brands, build customer trust and ensure rapid turn-around times for those looking to swiftly access new markets."

The Carson laboratory boasts a dedicated 24/7 resource of highly-qualified scientists, with operational and industry experience. Its microbiological testing services are ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation), meeting the highest standards for laboratory quality systems, accuracy, reliability and customer service.

The range of food and agricultural testing services provided, include:

  • Product testing:
    • Microbiological – qualitative pathogens and quantitative-spoilage and indicator organisms
    • Chemical – parameters including allergens, fat, protein, rancidity indicators
    • Physical – parameters including appearance, odor, taste, texture
  • Research and development
    • Method validation (AOAC or client specific)
    • Process validations
    • Product validation
    • Shelf-life studies
    • USP antimicrobial effectiveness
    • USP preparatory testing
  • Food safety consultation
  • Training
  • Regulatory advisories and recommendations

The Carson laboratory complements SGS's existing food microbiological testing facilities in North Sioux City, South Dakota, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. With a further laboratory opening in Fairfield, New Jersey, later this year, and the Food Chemical Testing Center of Excellence in Brookings, South Dakota, SGS has developed a high quality network of food laboratories across the whole of the US. Customers who access SGS through the new food microbiological testing facility in Carson will also have access to the full range of services being offered by this network, including DNA testing and next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies available at Brookings.

For further information, please contact:

Carmen Alvarez
Business Development Manager
tel: +1 714 287 6297

About SGS

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.