Join AGQ Labs for the Food Processing Expo on next February 12-13 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California at Booth 617!
Our Food Safety Director, Patrick Brennan and his team will be attending all visitors at Booth 617. Come and join us!
Food Processing Expo 2020 will be held in a new location at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The Expo attracts a wide variety of attendees, including members of California League of Food Producers, non-member processors, those with ideas for new food products, university personnel and students, food processing industry vendors, suppliers and more. For a nominal fee – lower than many industry shows – the Expo offers food processors the opportunity to meet and re-establish connections with existing vendors, make new connections and learn about the latest products and services available to the food processing industry. Topical educational opportunities are offered at the Expo, including a pre-Expo workshop – “Food Processing Facility Sanitation.” In addition, multiple educational seminars will be held on the trade show floor along with several networking opportunities.
The Expo is produced by the California League of Food Producers. The California League of Food Producers (CLFP) is devoted to furthering the interests of the food producing industry before the California Legislature and regulatory agencies and is also a major representative for the California industry at the federal level.
You can find more information about CLFP here.
The food industry is full of different regulatory and industry requirements to demonstrate that food products are safe and of high quality. To do this, companies must partner with a Food Testing Lab as AGQ Labs with the most advanced techniques, accredited at the highest international level, and staffed with experts that are able to offer unique solutions to improve processes in product conservation and regulatory compliance.
At AGQ Labs we can help the Food Processing Industry with our Food Safety Services:
- Pesticide Residue Analysis
- Heavy Metals Analysis
- Other Contaminants
- Prop 65
- FDA Detentions
Heavy Metals in Food and Water
Arsenic, cadmium, mercury and lead are the main heavy metals that are closely monitored by food manufacturers and producers due to their toxicity. These heavy metals can end up in a food for several reasons and heavy metals food testing is the only way to ensure that your products are within normal ranges and meet regulatory requirements.
The U.S. FDA has set a limited number of action levels for heavy metals in food products. Action levels have been set for arsenic in apple juice and rice cereals for infants, as well as for lead in candy likely to be consumed frequently by small children. The FDA has also taken actions and refused entry of certain imports into the U.S. due to heavy metals.
California’s Proposition 65 covers all food products. More details on Prop 65 can be found on AGQ Labs USA’s Prop 65 page.
Our heavy metal testing services include access to AGQ Labs’ knowledgeable food safety team who are experts in the different heavy metal regulations around the U.S. and the world. Our heavy metal analysis service has a standard 3-5 days turnaround time that makes AGQ Labs’ heavy metal testing service one of the fastest in the U.S.
AGQ Labs USA uses an ICP-MS to test water and food products and an ICP-OES to test soils, vegetation, and food additives for heavy metals. AGQ Labs USA’s ICP-MS allows us to detect heavy metals at ultra-low levels to help ensure you comply with Prop 65.
Do not hesitate to visit our website for more information.