NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS), a pioneer and industry leader in third-party auditing and certification of food quality and food safety claims, announced expanded laboratory capabilities and competitive pricing under its new testing arm, SCS Global Testing Services. The announcement was made at the 2013 Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Convention, taking place October 18-20 in New Orleans.
SCS has provided a wide range of testing and certification services for the food industry for three decades. With the launch of SCS Global Testing Services, SCS can offer even faster, more comprehensive laboratory services, all at competitive prices.
"Our seasoned professionals and chemists are well positioned to assist our customers based on decades of complex food testing experience, expert interpretation of results, and the design of custom research projects," said Dr. Stanley Rhodes, SCS president.
SCS Global Testing Services' full suite of food and agricultural product testing services help growers, packers, shippers, distributors and retailers achieve their product and process analytical and certification objectives. Lab testing and analytical services include:
- Pesticide Residues
- Industrial Contaminants
- Microbiological Contaminants
- Nutrients and Antioxidants
- Gluten Free
- Food Quality / Sensory Evaluations
- Additional Quality Related Services
"Analytical services are integral to our broad range of top-tier food safety and quality certifications," said Dr. Heidi Wright, SCS Manager of Food and Agriculture Testing Services. "With SCS Global Testing Services, our clients will now enjoy quicker turn-around times, lower pricing, and better service overall."
Among the certification programs that can take advantage of testing are:
- Pesticide Residue Free
- Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) compliance
- FDA Detention Clearance
- Nutrition Labeling
- FSMA Conformant
- Food Safety
SCS Global Services has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for three decades. SCS is operational in countries around the world with 14 country-based offices strategically located to serve the food industry on a global basis. Its programs span a wide cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, retail, and more.
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