Product Testing & Nutrition Labeling Services

Test Kitchen and KSMSC Laboratory Fees (February 2015)

Chemistry                                                  $ per sample                  Time to data               Send report
Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)                        100                                1 day                       2nd day
Moisture content (%)                                            25                                2 days                      3rd day
Paralytic shellfish toxin                                         250                              2 days                      3rd day              (ELISA screen - minimum of three samples)
pH                                                                       20                                1 day                        2nd day
Salt content (%)                                                   30                                1 day                        2nd day
Water-phase salt (% WPS)                                   50                                2 days                       3rd day
Water activity (aW)                                               10                                1 day                         2nd day

Microbiology                                               $ per sample                   Time to data            Send report
Aerobic plate count                                                50                                3 days                      4th day             (Colony Forming Units/g)
Bacterial species identification                                250                              5 days                       1 week
Coliform, confirmed (Most Probable Number/g)         75                                4 days                       5th day
Escherichia coli (Most Probable Number/g)              100                              5 days                       1 week    
Listeria species                                                      75                               4 days                       5th day            (presence or absence per 25 g)
Listeria monocytogenes                                         100                              5 days                       1 week             (presence or absence per 25 g)
Molds and Yeasts (Colony-Forming Units/g)              50                                3 days                       4th day
Salmonella species                                                100                              5 days                       1 week            (presence or absence per 25 g)
Staphylococcus aureus                                          100                               5 days                       1 week             (Most Probable Number/g)
Vibrio parahaemolyticus                                         100                               5 days                       1 week           (presence or absence per 25 g)

Processing                                        
HACCP consultation                                                     based on pre-arranged agreement
Nutritional label                                                   150/label                          5 days                        1 week
Product development                                                     based on pre-arranged agreement
Sanitation plans (basic)                                                 based on pre-arranged agreement
Temperature distribution (smokehouses)                300/day                            5 days                        1 week


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Product Testing

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For more information on pH in foods, please visit the FDA guidance documents on acidified and low acid canned foods.

 
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