Providing professional consulting and expert testimony in the areas of:

Food Safety

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Sample Collection Design and Quality Assurance Services

Support includes ample program design, planning, and oversight of sample collection design and protocols for measurement of microorganisms/pathogens and chemical species in consumer products. We provide assistance with and/or management of laboratory procurements including drafting and issuing technical specification manuals, design, planning, and execution of performance evaluation studies and performing evaluations of laboratory proposals.

Our systematic on-site laboratory audits are conducted within the context of industry standards, including GLP (US and OECD), ISO 17025, and GFSI. We also provide carefully designed and executed blind performance evaluation studies.

Additional Quality Assurance Services:

  • Laboratory data review and validation.
  • Verification of proper data management through data audits.
  • Forensic science services to identify and allocate sources of microbial and/or chemical contamination.
  • Preparation for ISO 17025 certification and review of certification status.
  • Periodic, scheduled quality system reviews.
  • Establishment and assessment of laboratory records and documentation system.

We have teamed with Vitale Scientific Associates and SCIO Risk Group to provide these food safety services. Our experts includes a certified HACCP Manager (NSF International), a certified HACCP Auditor (American Society for Quality), a Registered SQF Auditor (Safe Quality Food Institute #123855), senior project scientists, biologists, analytical chemists, and data management professionals with experience in providing successful oversight and management of scientific and technical data collection for risk management, regulatory compliance, and litigation support. Our team has over 30 senior scientists and professionals spanning these disciplines, along with more than 50 staff scientists and data analysts, all with varying project experience - ranging from product recall decision matrices through assisting in-house and contract laboratories for GLP and ISO compliance, Safe Quality Food (SQF) services, to the highest profile food and environmental contamination projects.

Need more information, or a proposal? Please click on Information Request, or contact Chris Schneider, CIH President at 610.524.5525 ext. 14 or email.