Beverage Quality Analysis and Testing

  • Overview
  • Benefits
  • Why Work With NSF?

Through a global network of world-class laboratories, we offer bottled water, beverage and packaged ice testing and analysis to government and industry standards (U.S. FDA, EU, WHO, BIS and others). We perform microbiological, chemical, radiological and physical (material) testing.

We have the capabilities and experience to test your water for:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Support to achieve official recognition for natural mineral water in the EU
  • U.S. state compliance including New York state compliance
  • Pesticides: PCBs and carbamate pesticides, herbicides
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Specialized detection including mutagen X (MX) DBP, low level chromium IV, bromide and bromate

We also test the caps and containers that hold water and beverages to detect chemical leaching and for:

  • Biodegradability/compostability
  • Bisphenol-a (BPA), phthalates and antimony
  • Heavy metals including lead, cadmium, mercury and chromium
  • Inherent viscosity, melting and crystallization temperatures, FTIR of PET resin
  • Acetaldehyde content of water and resin

In addition to our standard offerings, our in-house experts can develop custom methods to meet even the most challenging technical analysis needs.

For more information on our testing services or the process of working with us, or to get a quote, contact us at


Our testing and analysis services can be tailored to suit you – and range from basic conformity testing (for regulatory requirements or research) to specialist analysis for premium product positioning, e.g. sustainability and the environment. We can advise you about exactly what you need to achieve.

Testing services are carried out in our own laboratories and in cooperation with our worldwide network of the best laboratories in their field of expertise and region.

Why Work With NSF?

NSF International has been at the forefront of testing and certifying food and beverage products since our inception in 1944. Our 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratories in Ann Arbor, Michigan, conduct microbiological, chemical, radiological and materials (resin) testing. Turnaround time for compliance testing is 21 days or fewer, helping to ensure you meet regulatory deadlines and get timely responses to your technical research.

In addition, we have an NSF lab facility in Shanghai, China, as well as partner labs in Barcelona, Spain (Dr. Oliver Rodés) and Hyderabad, India (Vimta Labs).

Our laboratories are staffed by world-class chemists, microbiologists, toxicologists and packaging material engineers and accredited to ISO 17025, the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) and ASTM International. In addition, we have International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) certification through ANSI and are members of the Society of Plastic Engineers.

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