Food and Beverage Testing

From microbiology to nutrition labeling and beyond, Princeton Analytical offers a full breadth of testing capabilities to meet your QC needs.

 What are your requirements?  Contact us to collaborate on designing and implementing your quality control regimen.

Food and Beverage Testing Services

Coverage Areas

  • Meat & Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Dairy
  • Bakery
  • Produce
  • Spices and seasonings
  • Juice & juice products
  • Recipe Ingredients
  • Raw Materials
  • Food additives testing
  • Flavors and fragrances

Microbiology Analyses

  • Aerobic plate count
  • Anaerobic plate count
  • Mold and yeast
  • Gram-positive bacteria and fungi
  • Gram-negative nonfermentative bacilli
  • Bacilluscereus
  • Campylobacter
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • E. coli
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus
  • Total and fecal coliforms
  • Microbial identification

FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual

  • FDA’s preferred laboratory procedures for microbiological analyses of foods and cosmetics.

* This is a summary of our services. A full list is available upon request.

Chemical Analyses

  • Additives, preservatives and dyes
  • Metals and minerals
  • Mercury and methyl mercury

* This is a summary of our services.  A full list is available upon request.

Nutrition Labeling

Under the "Nutrition Facts" panel, manufacturers are required to provide information on certain nutrients. The mandatory (underlined) and voluntary components and the order in which they must appear are:

  • Total calories 
  • Calories from fat 
  • Calories from saturated fat 
  • Total fat Saturated fat
  • Trans fat 
  • Polyunsaturated fat
  • Monounsaturated fat 
  • Cholesterol 
  • Sodium 
  • Potassium 
  • Total carbohydrate 
  • Dietary fiber 
  • Soluble fiber 
  • Insoluble fiber 
  • Sugars 
  • Sugar alcohol
  • Other carbohydrate 
  • Protein 
  • Vitamin A
  • Percent of vitamin A present as beta-carotene 
  • Vitamin C 
  • Calcium 
  • Iron 
  • Other essential vitamins and minerals when they are added as a nutrient supplement, or when a claim is made about them. 

Additional Information

Key FDA Links

Food Regulations