Accelerated Shelf-Life Testing for Your Product Development Needs
Helping food and beverage developers determine the ideal shelf life of their product through accelerated shelf life studies.
Accelerated Stability Testing Abilities
Our technical team of microbiology and food science experts provides support for your rapid product development needs, including:
Examining the changes in sensory quality plays an important role in confirming a product’s shelf life.
We evaluate the changes in odor, flavor, appearance, texture, color, and taste and correlate that data with the chemical and microbiological results to verify the target shelf life period of the product.
What Is Shelf-Life Testing?
In order to meet strict regulations and to keep their brand and consumers safe, food manufacturers need to accurately determine the use by or best before dates for their products.
Shelf life is a product of physical, microbiological and chemical processes, triggered by any one of a multitude of contributing factors. Product characteristics, including the quality and consistency of ingredients, the moisture content and acidity levels, all play a part, as do external factors like storage, transport and packaging materials.
Given the complexity of factors contributing to the shelf life of food, our experts can offer a bespoke service which is tailor-made to the composition of your products, storage, and packaging.
Our laboratories use the latest cutting-edge shelf life testing methods and technology and are accredited to the international standard for quality management (ISO 17025 – see accreditations). Therefore, you can be sure of a high quality, cost-effective service which delivers accurate shelf life test results that will help to demonstrate compliance with statutory requirements.
AEMTEK is an accredited contract laboratory specializing in microbiological analysis. AEMTEK is accredited to ISO 17025 standards by professional associations and governmental agencies. Our mission is to provide accurate, fast, and reliable analytical services to ensure product safety and quality. We are committed to excellence in quality assurance, customer service and technology.
AEMTEK’s quality assurance system is ISO 17025:2005 compliant. Our analytical methods are either standard methods (FDA-BAM, USDA-FSIS, USP, AOAC, and ASTM) or developed and validated in-house based on scientific merit. AEMTEK is committed to demonstrating competence and integrity throughout all of our interactions with the regulatory agencies and our customers.
Awarded to AEMTEK, INC. for technical competence in the field of Biological Testing. This laboratory is accredited in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005. This accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope and the operation of a laboratory quality management system (refer to joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communique dated 8 January 2009). General food testing and FDA Automatic Detection food testing methods are included in the A2LA accreditation scope. Certificate Number: 3069.01
State Water Resources Control Board Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program granted AEMTEK, Inc. Environmental Laboratory Certification in testing fields of water microbiology, including coliforms, E. coli, Enterococci, and TDS. Certificate Number: 2607
AIHA EMLAP Accreditation
American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Program (AIHA LAP) Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (Lab No. 167620). The scope of accreditation includes direct and culturable fungal analysis, environmental bacteria testing, and Legionella detection. AIHA LAP LLC is an associate member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).
CDC ELITE Certification
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) Program. The ELITE program demonstrates technical proficiency in isolation, accurate quantification and identification of Legionella in pure and mixed water samples. AEMTEK has been ELITE certified since 2012.
Founded in September of 2002, AEMTEK strives to help clients obtain accurate, fast and reliable analytical data, and provides total solutions to help our clients ensure product safety and quality.
AEMTEK is a high quality, third-party laboratory that provides testing, research, training, consulting services, and sampling products for the food, beverage, supplement and nutraceutical industries.
At AEMTEK, our staff includes seasoned industry professionals and knowledgeable Ph.D. scientists to assist you with everything from simple result interpretation to the design of complex research projects. We have experience in every aspect of laboratory testing, from food chemistry and microbiology to product formulation and food processing technology. Our staff includes experts in the development of PCR-based pathogen detection and microbial identification tests. Our extensive expertise and experience in food mycology and rapid pathogen screening are unrivaled by other commercial food labs.
Our inspiration is to provide total solutions to help our clients ensure product safety and quality. When it comes to problem-solving, nothing compares to experience. When it comes to your project, getting it done quickly and correctly is what counts. AEMTEK has the staff, the facilities, and the drive to solve your problems on time and on budget.
AEMTEK has the staff, the facilities, and the drive to solve your problems on time and on budget.
We provide total solutions to help our clients ensure food safety, water quality, and environmental health.
- ISO 17025:2005 compliant
- A2LA Accreditation
- ELAP Accreditation
- AIHA EMLAP Accreditation
- CDC ELITE Certification