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Chestnut Labs offers a wide variety of microbiological and proximate analytical chemistry testing services. Accurate and reliable test results are generated by our dedicated staff of experienced professionals. Our laboratory uses consistent and disciplined processes in our lab, to provide you a value added business partner.
These processes allow us to provide reliable results to you in a timely manner that will enable you to continue manufacturing and distributing your food products. Testing services include:
Chestnut Labs Research
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In the ever changing backdrop that is food safety, Chestnut Labs understands that it is critical for companies to protect their brand, assure customer loyalty, and comply with regulatory mandates. Chestnut labs will partner with you to provide a value added service with uncompromising quality and a commitment to excellence. From shelf-life studies to in-plant validation studies, our consultants will work with you to deliver quality data and detailed interpretation of your product or process.
To protect their assets, solidify consumer loyalty, and comply with regulatory mandates, it is crucial for companies to validate through scientific studies the safety of its products and confirm the efficacy of their processes.
Let Chestnut Labs design the study you require. With clients ranging from major food manufacturers to test kit manufacturers, we work with a wide spectrum of companies, organizations, and associations.
Research Areas Include:
Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing
Time Kill Study- In Vitro
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Training & Education
One of the best investments you can make to protect to your brand lies in effective employee training and education.
Ensure the quality and safety of your food products by allowing Chestnut Labs to design a training program to meet your needs.
Based on our food microbiology and chemistry expertise we can provide managers and supervisors with information on today's most critical food safety issues.
Our instructors are experts who use real-life examples to provide you and your staff with the theoretical and practical information needed to produce safer, higher quality products.
We can help you meet your training, scheduling, and budget needs with cost-effective customized programs offered in a single or multi-day format. These services are available in the convenience of your facility or at Chestnut Labs headquarters.
Chestnut Labs can assist in developing an pathogen environmental monitoring program. Control of pathogenic microorganisms in the manufacturing environment is a key component to the overall Food Safety Program.
Sampling practices can considerably affect the accuracy, consistency, and the value of data. As companies continue to rely on routine environmental monitoring programs to obtain important microbiological data; the importance of proper sampling techniques increase.
Chestnut Labs can guide you through our program that is designed to identify, rank, and prioritize your products systems hazard vulnerability through on-site evaluations.
An effective sampling program can help assure a food company’s controls are successful in maintaining the safety of final products, incoming ingredients, imported products, and products where the conditions of manufacture and storage are not known.
Learn more about the courses available from Chestnut Labs, including class agendas, instructor bio's, and registration information.
Chestnut Labs teaches beginning lab technicians the basics of lab safety, how to properly use laboratory tools, testing equipment, and appropriate procedures for conducting microbiological tests.
Contact Chestnut Labs to find out how our professionals can help you by designing a training program to improve the knowledge of your staff.
Chestnut Labs Audits
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Chestnut Labs offers our clients food safety solutions from established experience. As a leader in food safety, Chestnut Labs is dedicated to providing the highest level of technical knowledge to ensure complete and well-documented audits.
During audits, we deliver an impartial and independent assessment of your safety programs. To support your supply chain initiatives, we can partner with your corporate food safety and quality team to design a program that reflects your specifications and expectations.
It is critical to know that the co-manufacturers that are manufacturing product under your label are following GMP’s and food safety practices. This audit will evaluate their quality and food safety systems and provide detailed corrective actions.
Food Safety Audit
Knowing where your in-plant deficiencies lie is the first step in improving and enhancing your food safety and quality programs. Developed specifically for processors, our Food Safety Audit provides you with data to improve your food safety and quality systems.
LABORATORY PRACTICES audit
In a GLP audit, Chestnut Labs will evaluate your labs conformance to recognized industry practices, and your own internal standard operating procedures. From aseptic sample handling techniques to data management, auditors review every aspect of your quality systems for deficiencies that can lead to the production of uncertain results, and the release of unsafe products to customers.
Manufacturing Practices audit
FDA regulations require manufacturers to conduct regular internal audits of their GMP quality management systems. Chestnut Labs provides internal GMP auditing services which allow for an independent review of your full quality system. We can also conduct specific process audits in which we focus on specific areas of the quality system where you suspect non-compliance occurs or has occurred, or focus on areas where conflicts of interest make it necessary to have an outside, independent GMP audit desirable.