Seafood Product Evaluation and Testing
- Why Work With NSF?
NSF Seafood’s product evaluation and testing services can help reduce your risks and protect your brand when purchasing seafood. As an independent company, we use approved methodology to provide third-party verification of products so you can have confidence in what you’re buying. Our services can also help you identify quality issues and improve product marketability.
Our seafood product evaluation and testing services include:
- Customized evaluations to specifications and methodologies
- DNA testing for species identification
- Fish meal testing
- Chemical and analytical testing
- Microbiological testing
- Sampling and sensory analysis for FDA-detained products
- Risk-based programs for evaluation and monitoring
- Economically priced programs
- Surimi testing
Microbiological and chemical testing of seafood and other food products is essential to help protect your company from recalls, product detention, litigation and even bioterrorism. We also offer moisture analysis and tests for histamines, phosphates, antibiotics, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned substances and water testing.
If you have seafood processing facilities in Alaska, you are required by the state of Alaska to have your process water tested. NSF Seafood offers water testing and compliance services to meet this requirement. Our Dutch Harbor testing facility is certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and is fully equipped to carry out the required analysis.
We have offices and laboratories in key global locations including Seattle/Bellingham; Dutch Harbor, Alaska; the U.S. East Coast; Shanghai; Busan, South Korea; Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
To get started on product evaluations and testing, or to find out more about the process of working with us, contact us for a quote at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 603.726.0150.
Why Work With NSF?
With facilities and qualified personnel in key global locations, NSF Seafood provides unbiased second- and third-party seafood product evaluations on any species, anywhere. Our staff is trained and calibrated to maintain the highest levels of expertise in testing methodologies and knowledge of each species. We deliver fast turnaround with results that are easy to understand and access at any time.
We have the ability to conduct evaluations and tests on all species and fish meal. Pacific cod, flatfish, hake, salmon, tuna, whiting, halibut, turbot, shrimp, crab, lobster, catfish, pollock, scallops and tilapia are some of our most commonly requested species evaluations. In addition, we are known for our surimi testing and are the only independent surimi testing laboratory in North America.
We make it easy and straightforward to view the results of your product evaluations and tests. When you work with us, you’ll gain access to NSF Online, our proprietary data management system, so you can access test reports and certifications online any time you want.
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What types of services does NSF Seafood provide in product evaluation and testing?
We provide physical and organoleptic testing for each species, microbiological and chemical analysis, DNA testing, sensory analysis and more.
Does NSF Seafood have experience in many species?
Yes. We have experience in all the major commercial species of fish, shellfish and fish meal.
Can NSF Seafood do product evaluations around the globe?
Yes. We have staff located throughout the major commercial areas for seafood production and trade. Point source evaluation is an important tool for many clients.
How does NSF Seafood assure consistency of testing and methods used around the globe?
All NSF staff in this area must have certain qualifications and experience directly with seafood. All staff receives rigorous training of methods and species and each team member is calibrated regularly to ensure compliance and consistency to standards.
What types of testing are frequently found in the seafood industry?
Physical evaluations for count, net weight, flavor/odor, chemical testing for micro and additives, and DNA analysis for species identification.