Outsourcing Lab Services
Why Consider Outsourcing Testing Services?
Since the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) passed back in 2011, the focus has shifted from a reactive to a proactive approach to food safety. Coupled with an annual population growth rate of approximately 2-3 million people in the U.S., the pressure is on food production companies to increase output while maintaining extremely high safety standards. This is why outsourcing lab services makes sense.
Many organizations have found benefit in outsourcing their food safety testing to laboratories that specialize in staying up-to-date on the latest methods, regulations, and standards. Rather than attempting a piecemeal approach of managing multiple lab relationships, the most effective way of outsourcing lab services is to partner with a full-service lab.
Benefits of Working with a Full-Service Lab
Not every food safety testing lab is a full-service provider. As companies seek to outsource lab services, it’s important to find out how exactly the testing will be managed, and which tests the lab performs.
Barrow-Agee Laboratories is a full-service lab with reliability and accuracy across all testing needs. We perform more than 150,000 tests per year, from microbiology and organic chemistry testing to support for animal feeds and pesticides. We are a one-stop-shop for all tests — and if there is a certain test we don’t perform, we take care of it through our network of trusted partners without our customers having to do the legwork.
Full-service means you have one single source of contact — always. The process is easy, and communication is fluid and constant. All test reporting and data are centralized in one spot for easy access and transparency. And because everything happens in one location, you don’t have to worry about aligning testing with different time zones or other disparities that may impact results.
Let us help you meet your food safety goals by providing end-to-end testing services and a true business partnership.