To assure the safety of food supply by testing food products for microbiological and chemical contaminants.
What we do
Test food products and ingredients implicated in investigations of foodborne illness
Identify and quantify microbiological and chemical food contaminants following strict international quality standards.
Test food collected during routine state surveillance of manufactured food products.
Report food test results to the electronic repository (eLexnet) maintained by the FDA.
Participate in the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN), a network of qualified laboratories that respond to food contamination threats to the national food supplies.