QA, Mock Auditing, and Lab Services

Regulatory Assistance

This program provides assistance with understanding the regulations and guidelines of the FDA, USDA and related agencies and how they might impact the labeling, manufacturing, and claims of a food or supplement product.  Examples of processes and claims include: FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) HACCP Planning (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), Organic, Kosher, Halal, Sustainable, Allergens, Gluten Free, Trans Fat Free, etc.

Mock Auditing 
The performance of a mock audit will assist established food companies courting new suppliers or customers who require a third party audit and provide general performance measures.  It will identify areas of improvement to meet food industry best practices.

Technical & Lab Services
The Food Innovation Center does provide a limited array of technical lab services for our clients. Lab tests have associated fees and are billed on a project basis.  The following tests can be performed in house.  Any necessary additional testing will be performed by an outside commercial lab.  FIC can assist each client with a list of commercial labs that provide the necessary services.

FIC Analytical Testing (for clients only):

  • Proximate Analysis (Protein, Fat, Fiber, Moisture, Ash)
  • pH
  • Brix
  • Water Activity
  • Viscosity
  • Titratable Acidity
  • Total Solids
  • Calcium
  • Fat Testing, FFA, PV
  • Microbiological Testing
  • Total Plate Count
  • Yeast and mold
  • Environmental Sampling
  • E. Coli
  • Salmonella
  • Listeria
  • Lactic Acid
  • Bacteria
  • Challenge Studies