What is Foreign Materials Analysis Testing?

Foreign Materials Testing

The FDA defines filth as any kind of matter that should not be present in food or edible products, including rodent feces, insects, insect fragments, parasites, and other extraneous materials that may enter a product during processing and storing.

We screen for filth matter and foreign material in products using UV light and microscopic analyses that isolate and identify potential health hazards. Flotation techniques are also utilized in our testing in order to isolate microscopic filth such as rodent hairs, insect parts, insect eggs, and mites that may contaminate other agricultural crops.