CertLab Blogs

Insights for the food & beverage, cosmetics, OTC, and supplements industries.

FDA Food Defect Action Levels & Filth Testing

Reviewed and Approved by Pamela Galarza-Goedtel, Supervisor of Food Forensics, Certified Laboratories 

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Antibiotic Residue Testing for Seafood - Avoiding FDA Detention

Reviewed and Approved by Steven Rogers, Chemistry Manager, Certified Laboratories 

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Controlling Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris in Beverages

Reviewed and Approved by Alex Brandt, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, Food Safety Net Services

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Process Validation for High Pressure Processing (HPP)

Reviewed and Approved by Ben Howard, Laboratory Director, Food Safety Net Services

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How to Test for Heavy Metals in Food & Other Products

Heavy metals in food always seems to be a hot topic. First it was concern over heavy metals in baby food. Recently,...

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Your Complete Guide to Process Validation for Almonds

Every food manufacturer wants to make a safe product. Scan the website of nearly any grower, processor, or...

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Fast, Accurate Microbiological Testing for Tree Nuts

Food safety failures in the almond industry can be catastrophic, so chemistry and microbiological testing for nuts is...

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FDA ITACS: A Tool to Speed Your Next Import

Everyone wants to cut in front of the line, especially when your company's time and money depend on importing shipments...

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How to Choose an Import Agent for FDA-Regulated Products

Enlisting an import agent is a basic requirement for importers of FDA-regulated products. Import agents are the...

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Top 5 FDA Entry Submission Errors & How to Avoid Them

Expediting imports of your FDA-regulated products keeps you a step ahead of the competition, with accurate and complete...

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FDA Import Alerts: How to Get Off a Red List

Import alerts notify U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) personnel that the agency has sufficient evidence that a...

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The Top Challenges for U.S.-Bound Food Imports

Without question, one of the most challenging aspects of doing business in the U.S. is navigating the many and varied...

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Things to Consider When Scaling Up | Part 1: Labeling

Whether it is that recipe that has been handed down from generations, or the one product that is the star of your...

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The Challenges of Controlling Heavy Metals in Baby Food

Food Safety & Quality teams across food industry segments are often tasked with ensuring raw ingredient integrity...

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