Food Product Safety and Testing Services

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Students conducting chemical analysis of foods

Microbial Evaluation

  • Live Animals
  • Carcasses
  • Cuts
  • Processing Equipment

Microbial Evaluations

  • Stores
  • Processing Facilities
  • Individuals

Sanitizing

  • Carcasses
  • Processing Equipment

Chemical Composition & Microbial Analyses of Food Items

For the food industry and for consumers

  • Protein Analysis
  • Gas Chromatograph
  • Lipid Extraction
  • Fatty Acid Analysis

Protein AnalysisProtein AnalysisLipid ExtractionGas ChromatographFatty Acid Analysis

Microbial Analyses

  • Standard Plate counts
  • Coliforms
  • E. Coli O157:H7
  • Salmonella
  • Listeria
  • Staphylococci
  • Other Food Pathogens
  • Shelf-life Studies (1 week to 52 weeks in duration)

Negative coliformPositive coliformsPositive E.coli O157:H7Spoilage bacteria

Example nutrition label

Nutritional Label Analyses for All Types of Foods

  • Fat, Protein, CHO, Ash, Moisture, Cholesterol, Sodium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Calcium
  • Fat - chemical extraction - fatty acid analyses to get saturated FA and unsaturated FA, omega 3 & 6, CLAs
  • Protein - chemical analyses
  • CHO - by difference

 

Refund Policy:
Thank you for your business!  We want you to be fully satisfied with your purchases.  Our staff are happy to assist you with questions. 

Meat and Food Products:
To ensure we are providing the safest products to our customers, we are not able to accept returns or refunds on meat and food products. 

Safety, Food Labeling, and Testing Services:
Lab services require significant upfront costs for materials and supplies.  Refunds are not possible once a customer has agreed to services.

Customer Signing Policy
Customer must sign a Custom Slaughter Agreement (CSA) before or at the time of delivery of animals. Customer is defined as the owner of animal or any person legally authorized – in writing – to represent the owner. Delivery drivers are expressly not allowed to sign the CSA unless previously legally authorized to do so.

County or State Fair customers can fax or scan and email a signed copy of the CSA to (520) 318-7019 or FPSL@email.arizona.edu.

At the time of meat pick up, customer is required to inspect and sign a completion packet to ensure customer is in full possession of their processed order.

Payment Policies
Beef-
  A $450 minimum down payment will be charged at time of animal delivery.
Full payment is required for harvesting and handling fees if animal is left in half or quartered.

Pork-  A $150 minimum down payment will be charged at time of animal delivery.
Full payment is required including if hog is left whole, half or scraped and scald.

Lamb- Full payment is required for lamb at time of animal drop off.

Goat- Full payment is required for goat at time of animal drop off.

Offal cost will be added to invoice after weighting.

Outside Orders and Shipment
Customer is responsible to arrange transport of products to the customer’s desired destination. Once products are shipped from the Food Products and Safety Lab’s premises, we are not responsible for the condition of products upon arrival.

In the case of County fairs, where delivery is done by the FPSL customer is responsible for meat pick up at time of delivery at fairground or otherwise.  Customer will be charged a delivery fee.  If meat is not picked up customer is still responsible for delivery fee.