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Food Contaminant Analysis

Assuring Food Purity and Quality

Assuring the purity of ingredients and products is paramount in any food contaminant and food pesticide residue testing program. With a clear understanding of U.S. and international contaminant issues, The NFL works with food and beverage firms to put together meaningful programs to meet regulatory, food safety and quality requirements.As industry leaders, our chemists continuously review trends and technologies offering preeminent and relevant programs. Our pesticide residue screens leverage the latest technologies, enabling us to identify more residues at lower detection levels than other older screening methods.  Our team of food contaminant professionals provides expert consulting and robust food contaminant testing programs.

The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) increases emphasis on evaluating chemical hazards as part of a food safety plan. Employing a codex-based, chemical risk assessment model developed by our food contaminant experts, The NFL establishes risk profiles for a number of variables including:  ingredients, suppliers, sourcing geography, usage rates, inherent risks etc.  The data then helps our clients (and us) determine what ingredient/products to focus attention on, what facilities to audit, where to best spend testing dollars and what analyses will best meet these needs.

As more of your customers require proof of compliance, The NFL is a valuable resource to develop, manage, analyze and interpret food pesticide residue and food contaminant programs.

Our services include:


  • Single Residue Methods:
    • Carbendazim
    • Glyphosate
    • Imidacloprid
    • And more…
  • Heavy Metals including: Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury
  • 4-Methylimidazole (4-MEI)
  • Acrylamide
  • Benzene
  • Bisphenyl A
  • California Prop 65 testing
  • Guaiacol
  • Melamine
  • Patulin
  • Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  • Residual Solvents/Alcohol
  • Sudan Red Dyes I-IV


Our food contaminant group still offers the older 4 Screen Multi-Residue Analysis (MRA)

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Thank you for the choosing The NFL to provide your analytical data.
Please fill out our Analysis Request Form (ARF) to give us some information about you, your company and the types of analyses you want us to perform.

You may save this form on your computer and email it as an attachment to Please also print your ARF and enclose it with the samples you mail to The NFL.

MultiResidue Analysis (MRA)

The NFL’s 4 Screen MultiResidue Analysis (MRA) covers hundreds of residues. For those residues not included in our standard screen, we have developed over 60 single residue methods and numerous other screens.