Mérieux NutriSciences as a leading worldwide of standard quality services to the food and nutrition value chain, is dedicated to protecting consumers’ health throughout the world, by delivering a wide range of testing and consulting services.
Mérieux NutriSciences provides testing services for food, agricultural products, pharma, food supplements, pet food, seafood, feed, fertilizer, food packaging material, daily chemicals and environmental samples; testing scope covers pesticide and veterinary drug residues, microbiology, food composition, metal, mycotoxin, GMO, food additive, contaminant, allergens, plasticizer, dioxin, animal-originated and other conventional physical & chemical testing services. We also providers food chain support service for entire supply chain, including sampling, inspection,audit, training and contract research etc.
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Pesticide residue is the general name given to the minute amount of pesticide, toxic metabolite, degradation waste and impurities that did not break down and remained in living organisms, harvest goods, soil, water and air after a period of time. They can enter into human bodies directly through food chain and water environment, and endanger human health. In order to protect consumers’ health, many countries in the world formulated corresponding laws and regulations and established the MRL for pesticides.
Mérieux NutriSciences always operates on modern international laboratory standard, equipped with the latest pesticide testing equipment and professional technical team. Sino Silliker can carry out over 600 single pesticides quantitative, and the product category include dozens of products such as vegetables, fruits, tea, corns, herbs, honey, extract etc. And as well, according to different import countries’ standards, product matrixes and enterprise requirements, Mérieux NutriSciences develops over 120 multiple pesticide residue suites to provide our customer with rapid, accurate, impartial solution, that help food enterprise to reach the food safety and quality standards and avoid pesticide residue risk.
Veterinary drug residue is very small amounts of veterinary medicines or metabolites that can remain in animal organism or its product (such as eggs, milk and its products, meat and its products, seafood, honeys and etc.). This also includes any degradation products, which is the result of the medicine breaking down into its component parts. Veterinary drug residue can not only directly produce chronic and acute toxic to human body, cause bacterial resistance increase, but also pose potential hazard to human health through the environment and the food chain indirectly.
Food contaminants and residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs in the food supply represent a growing health concern for consumers around the world. Mérieux NutriSciences provides analytical testing services to ensure the quality of your products against a full spectrum of food contaminants.
We utilize a range of advanced analytical tools and methods for quantitative analysis of contaminants and residues: UHPLC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS triple quadruple, HPLC/MS/MS (Ion Trap) and UHPLC/Exactive (OrbiTrap Technologies), UHPLC/DAD/TOF for fast and accurate results.
Microbiological index has become a common and important factor to measure the food safety, and the food-borne diseases caused by microbiological contamination still is the most prominent problem in the world's food safety.
Mérieux NutriSciences is the primary microbiology testing partner for leading food companies worldwide. With years of rich experience and long history in microbiology service, Sino Silliker has been recognized as the global industry leader in microbiology testing.
Mérieux NutriSciences operates four laboratories in China, including Shanghai, Beijing, Qingdao and Ningbo, working under the international standard ISO 17025. With rich experience in microbiological test, Mérieux NutriSciences can provide a variety of microbial tests with national and international standard methods, and provide specific testing methods to verify the microbial safety and product quality for customer as well.
Microbiological challenge testing is a useful tool for determining the ability of a food to support the growth of spoilage organisms or pathogens.
Challenge testing helps you simulate what could happen to a product during production, processing, distribution or subsequent handling by consumers. It is also an essential tool in the development of new formulations or products.
With the social and economic development, the demand of well-balanced diet becomes higher large. Especially the food label management work has been taken seriously by the international organizations and many countries, most countries stipulate related regulation and standard. China Ministry of Health released <General Standard for the Labeling of Prepackaged Foods> in Oct 2011, and this regulation enforces all the pre-packaged food labels should be in mandatory labeling of four nutrients and energy ("4+1") content value and total nutrient reference values (NRV) percentage.
According to different countries' nutrition regulations, Mérieux NutriSciences not only provides comprehensive nutrient component testing including elements, vitamins, fatty acid and carbohydrate etc., but also provides the labeling testing, design and consulting service for all customers.
With the social and economic development, the demand of well-balanced diet becomes higher large. Especially the food label management work has been taken seriously by the international organizations and many countries, most countries stipulate related regulation and standard.
According to different countries' nutrition regulations, Mérieux NutriSciences provides the labeling testing, design and consulting service for all customers.
Food additives is hailed as soul of modern food industry, if reasonable use of food additives can improve the food color, aroma, taste and prolong food's expiration and freshness date. Adding non-edible banned substance and food additives abuse will have a severe effect on human health and safety, therefore, many countries set up regulation or law to control the usage of food addictives. "Food Safety Law of The People's Republic of China" clears regulation to food additives in accordance with the food safety standards, and the use of substance other than specified in standard.
Food safety issue becomes a focus attracting the whole society's attention nowadays, Mérieux NutriSciences provides full range of food additives and non-edible banned substance testing services for food industry.
Along with more and more people are allergic to certain kind of food, food allergy has affected people's activity and even threatened the life. Food allergy has become one of the severe health problems, in particularly, <General Rules for Labeling of Pre-package Food> which came into effect on April 20, 2012 recommends label requirement about food allergen.
Mérieux NutriSciences equipped with international advanced molecular biological equipments and having professional team, provides allergen testing services for food, agricultural products and feed.
Mérieux NutriSciences Sensory and Consumer research services allow you to evaluate the quality of your food and beverage products, discover new consumer attitudes, compare products against competitors and generate new product ideas.
Our globally deployed network of experts can help your R&D and marketing teams develop products that meet consumer expectations. We can also help you determine how ingredient and process changes can affect the characteristics of your product, compile complete sensory profiles and identify key sensory attributes that promote consumer acceptance and quality assurance validation.
We apply our portfolio of proven sensory and consumer tools and methodologies to help you identify opportunities in new markets, maximize the profitability of your products and actions and ensure a long-term relationship between your consumers and your product. The aim of our research is to understand consumers better and help you define your marketing strategy by measuring and explaining the emotional and sensory aspects of your products.