Canada Food Testing Services

Comprehensive suite of food testing for the Canadian market

Are you avoiding risk and costly delays when bringing your food product to market?  Let Intertek be your food quality and safety partner. Accurate results, quick turnaround times and great customer service are what sets us apart.

Our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited food testing laboratory offers a comprehensive suite of food testing as per our Scope of Accreditation available at Our team of experts can assist with all your food testing requirements, including allergens, GMO, label validation, residues and contaminants, microbiology, mycotoxins, nutritional analysis, sensory analysis, and shelf life.

We specialize in the preparation of the new Nutrition Facts Panels for Canada and the United States. We also test for contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides and toxins, and have a full suite of microorganism (such as Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, and others) testing solutions for food safety and environmental monitoring.

As part of Intertek’s global network of food and agriculture laboratories, we can provide assurance, testing, inspection, and certification (ATIC) solutions to meet your needs anywhere in the world.

  • Alcohol and Beer Analysis
  • Allergen Testing 
  • Animal Feed Testing 
  • Environmental Micro Swabbing Testing 
  • GMO Testing 
  • Nutrition Facts Label Testing & Verification 
  • Microbiology Testing 
  • Nutritional Analysis 
  • Pet Food Testing 
  • Sensory Analysis 
  • Shelf Life Testing 



The accurate and reliable detection of allergens ensures the safety and quality of your products and processes, verifies food properties for labelling, and ultimately safeguards your brand image. 

Our world-class technicians use cutting-edge technology to accurately determine the presence of allergens, even at very low levels. Since the beginning of 2020, there have been 129 allergen and labelling recalls reported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Can your business afford to be next? 

We can provide customers with expert testing to detect the presence of milk, mustard, sesame seeds, sulphites, wheat, eggs, nuts, gluten, soybeans, fish and crustaceans, and others.   

Greater consumer demand for product information means that food labelling requirements are becoming increasingly stringent around the globe. Falling short of legislation in their target market can have negative consequences for manufacturers. 

Our label validation services cover aspects such as layout, language, and updates on regulatory changes; preparing you for trouble-free expansion into international markets.

Our world-class specialists carry out microbiology testing for the full range of potentially harmful food-borne micro-organisms, including pathogens like Salmonella, E.coli and Listeria, along with spoilage organisms such as Yeasts and Moulds.

You can benefit from our fast turnaround times, reliable results, and our team of experts who can guide you through the wealth of regulations so that your customers, products and brand are protected.

Mycotoxin testing is becoming a critical component of food safety analysis. Increased levels of mould-based toxins can be detrimental to both human and animal health.

Our world-class facility uses the latest technology to provide testing for these components, including an ELISA-based approach, as well as a liquid chromatography method.

Information including calorie, fat, protein and carbohydrate content is displayed on food packaging to help consumers to understand the nutritional value of the food they eat. This is alongside a range of other values including vitamin and mineral content, which may also be displayed. 

Each labelling requirement may vary between countries and products, and additionally, individual retailers may also have their own specifications. Our experts can guide you through the wealth of nutritional testing and labelling requirements that are relevant for your target markets, and provide accurate nutritional analysis results.

Whilst the responsible use of pesticides and herbicides can help to bolster crop resistance to disease and pests as well as increase yields, the overuse or use of forbidden pesticides can lead to the accumulation of harmful chemical residues. We provide expert trace residue analysis services, helping to ensure your products meet the required standards.

We also understand the challenges caused by contamination and through our state-of-the-art laboratory facility can help you accurately test for a wide range contamination needs including heavy metals.

Given the complexity of factors contributing to the shelf life of food, our experts can offer sensory analysis and shelf life testing services which are tailor-made to the composition of your products, storage and packaging. 

Our laboratory uses the latest methods and technology to offer a high quality, cost effective service and accurate test results that will help you demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements. We can assist in real time or accelerated shelf life, depending on the food product.


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+1 800 967 5352
+1 800 967 5352