poultry testing

Supporting Quality and Health for the Poultry Industry

Poultry testing is a required procedure for farms, processors, and distributors for a number of reasons. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and other regulatory agencies require certain birds to be tested prior to processing and distribution. This poultry testing helps to protect consumers from diseases, antibiotic residues, and microorganisms that originate from or may be contained within chickens, turkeys, ostriches, game birds, and others.

At Barrow-Agee Laboratories, our team is committed to helping our customers in the poultry industry ensure the quality of their poultry products and do their part in protecting consumers from harmful contaminants and spoilage organisms, bacteria, and other food-borne pathogens. We also provide poultry testing for understanding the overall quality of your poultry products.

Additionally, we provide testing to identify chick edema (hydropericardium) — a disease in young chicks that historically occurs via feed grade fats and fatty acids, can lead to a high mortality rate, and result in the loss of large quantities of stock birds for farms.

Barrow-Agee Laboratories has completed the USDA AMS Laboratory Approval Program for Export of Meat and Poultry Products and participates in a variety of proficiency testing programs to keep our teams and processes up-to-date with current standards and requirements. Learn more our our certifications, accreditations, and other approvals here.

How Our Poultry Testing Services Work

We understand that you have a business to run, goods to produce and ship, and customers with demands that you need to meet. Most of our poultry testing services can be completed and your results sent to you in less than a week — ensuring you’re able to maintain smooth operations and make the most of your poultry products right away. Expedited analysis is available as needed. Our poultry testing process is simple:

  1. Contact us to discuss your poultry testing needs
  2. Collect the recommended number of samples
  3. Complete the Barrow-Agee Laboratories Sample Form
  4. Ship the samples and the completed form to Barrow-Agee Laboratories
  5. The samples will be processed within 5 hours of receipt
  6. Most test results will be emailed within 5 days

Get Started with Our Poultry Testing Services

When you partner with Barrow-Agee Laboratories for poultry testing services, you not only receive comprehensive and reliable test results, but you also get the personalized service you can’t get with other labs. We’re not just scientists — we’re people that understand the impact testing makes in the market, and we’re here to help you succeed. You’ll even have a 24/7 emergency contact for any immediate needs as well as responsive technical service and a custom reports and online results portal available to you at all times.

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Whatever your testing needs may be, Barrow-Agee has the testing solution and support to help you get the results you need.